Republican National Convention: Trump alarms to move event from North Carolina
US President Donald Trump has alarmed to move the Republican National Convention if limitations are placed on the number of people attending due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The event is due to take place in North Carolina from 24-27 August 2020.
On Monday, nonetheless, Mr Trump said he would move the site of the convention if “full attendance” is not promised.
Almost 100,000 people have died with coronavirus in the US. Many states have put forward measures to stop its escalation.
In a number of tweets posted early on Monday, Mr Trump said that North Carolina’s Democrat Governor Roy Cooper was “still in shutdown mood” and was “unable to guarantee” that the event would take place at full capacity in Charlotte as originally planned.
“In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat governor would allow the Republican party to fully occupy the space,” said Mr Trump.
‘Republicans planning to attend the convention “must be immediately given an answer by the governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied”, the president said, otherwise another site would be selected.’
A spokesman for Governor Cooper said North Carolina was “relying on data and science to protect our state’s public health and safety”.
Mr Trump is hunting for a second term in office and there are no other Republicans stationing.
The Democrats shifted their convention back a month to mid-August because the coronavirus pandemic.