GOP convention to Florida? President ‘forced’ to find new site
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Does the Sunshine State have the inside track?

President Donald Trump wants up to 50,000 people at the Republican National Convention, and he says North Carolina is forcing him to move the event.

In a series of tweets Tuesday as protests raged from coast to coast, the President put the Tarheel State and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on notice.

“Had long planned to have the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a place I love. Now,” Trump lamented, “Roy Cooper and his representatives refuse to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena.”

“Spend millions of dollars, have everybody arrive, and then tell them they will not be able to gain entry,” was how Trump saw the event going down.

“Governor Cooper is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised. Would have showcased beautiful North Carolina to the World, and brought in hundreds of millions of dollars, and jobs, for the State. Because of [Gov. Cooper], we are now forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention,” Trump added.

When one door closes, another door opens, and prominent Florida Republicans from the Governor on down have made no secret that the state is a great play for the President.

“I think you’re going to probably get an answer on this within the next — probably the next week because at some point you’ve got to either pull the trigger or you don’t and it’s going to take time for people to get in place,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said last week.

“We want to host it. I think late August we’re going to be ready to do that,” DeSantis said. “And obviously, his government can tell us what we need to do to make sure it’s safe. But I think we should do it.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


8 comments

  • NoMoTrump

    June 2, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    The swamp is the perfect place to host the Republicon Natl Convention. Couldn’t make a more perfect statement!

  • Nancy

    June 2, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Great. Take it to the Villages. They have a high rate of STDS so they won’t mind another virus
    . NC Governor cares more about his people. Good for him. Take the crooks and snakes to another state, NC can live without that scum

    • gary

      June 3, 2020 at 4:32 am

      Nancy dear… you seem to be STD aware.. must be a democrat slut!

      • SANDRA OLIVA

        June 3, 2020 at 11:14 am

        !! GARY !! CALLING PEOPLE NAMES IS THE LAST AND WORST WAY TO MAKE YOUR POINT! YOU HAVE LOST YOUR CREDIBILITY.
        YOU LOSE!

  • lumdor

    June 3, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Did Trump, that Morceau de Merde, say Floridah?
    Why not, huh?
    Trump, that Morceau de Merde, can now continue stealing from the RNC by using One of his Floridah properties..,
    Welcome to Floridah, you Republican Suckers!

  • DisplacedCTYankee

    June 3, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Do Orlando hospitals have 50,000 ICU beds and ventilators at the ready? I think not. Let Trump hold his rally in Russia. I’ll buy my rep, Buchanan, a one-way ticket! DeSantis, Scott, and Liddle Marco, too.

  • Frankie M.

    June 3, 2020 at 9:27 am

    I don’t see a problem with holding a convention here in Jax. You know all those people coming here will wear masks and practice social distancing because they’re big believers in scyence just like trump.

  • SANDRA OLIVA

    June 3, 2020 at 11:18 am

    I LIVE IN FLORIDA & AM EMBARRASSED BY TRUMP’S PRESENCE HERE. SAY NO, TRUMP, AND TAKE YOURSELF TO ONE OF YOUR SYCOCPHANT-RICH STATES RIGHT NOW. FLORIDA HAS ENOUGH TRASH IN IT ALREADY! FIND SOME PLACE OTHER THAN FL. PLEASE!!!!

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