Trump Threatens to Move Republican Convention OUT of North Carolina Over Lockdown Disagreements

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( President Donald Trump threatened to change the venue of the Republican National Convention from the usual North Carolina stadium following disagreements with the state’s Democratic governor.

Taking to Twitter, the president lammed Governor Roy Cooper for his refusal to ease lockdown restrictions and let the event take place.

“Unfortunately, Democrat Governor Roy Cooper is still in shutdown mood and unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed full attendance in the arena,” he said. “Plans are being made by many thousands of enthusiastic Republicans, and others, to head to beautiful North Carolina in August.”

The event, which is where President Donald Trump will be confirmed as the candidate for this year’s presidential election, would usually occur at a venue in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is scheduled to take place on August 24 at the Spectrum Center, but given the lack of progress made with reopening the state economy, it looks like the Republicans may have to go elsewhere. Democratic Governor Cooper is moving significantly slower than neighboring states, despite being in a similar situation to those states.

President Donald Trump alleged that Cooper was purposely trying to sabotage or stall the Republican event by refusing to guarantee that the event could go ahead.

“They must e immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied,” President Trump said about the governor and his Republican colleagues. “If not, we will be reluctantly forced to find, with all the jobs and economic development it brings, another Republican National Convention site.”

He’s right, too. The Republican National Convention brings tens of thousands of people to the venue, with their friends and family, who inject huge sums of money into the local economy. Local hotels, bars, and restaurants could rake in millions of dollars if the governor allows the event to go ahead, and it could go a long way in relieving some of the economic pressure they are experiencing.

President Trump did acknowledge that it would be a huge loss if they were forced out of North Carolina, saying he hopes that it will still work out.