Apparently North Carolina is not moving fast enough to reopen. On Monday, Donald Trump threatened to move the GOP national convention from Charlotte unless the state’s governor can guarantee the party will be allowed full attendance, writes Bloomberg. So far, that hasn’t happened.
“Trump took aim at North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, in a series of posts on Twitter Monday, saying he wanted a guarantee that Republicans would be permitted to gather in Charlotte at the end of August, despite any coronavirus outbreaks.“
The Republicans are scheduled to be in North Carolina between August 24-27. Democrats have already postponed their convention once and seem to be leaning toward a virtual event, instead of an in-person gathering in Milwaukee.
Charlotte was the only city to submit a bid for the convention back in 2018.
Moving a convention three months out would be a logistical nightmare for the GOP, especially during a pandemic when travel and logistics will be hampered.
Vice President Mike Pence said Monday the convention could be move to states with GOP governors such as Florida, Texas or Georgia.