President Donald Trump is threatening to move the Republican National Convention away from North Carolina if the state’s Democratic governor refuses to give the convention organizers a green light to plan the event without any unforeseen social distancing and capacity restrictions.
The President spoke out about the situation in a series of Monday morning tweets.
I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August. Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2020
Trump clarified that the Republican Party would have no choice but to move the convention to a more cooperative location if Governor Cooper continued to leave the event structure in jeopardy through social distancing and capacity restrictions.
Losing the convention of a major American political party would represent a blow to the local economy of North Carolina and Charlotte, where the convention is currently slated to be held.
A statement provided by Cooper in response to Trump’s threat to move the convention didn’t provide much insight as to whether the state plans to let the event proceed as planned.
“State health officials are working with the RNC and will review its plan as they make decisions about how to hold the convention in Charlotte. North Carolina is relying on data and science to protect our state’s public health and safety.”
Rumors currently suggest that Republican officials are looking at Arizona as a possible location for a backup convention, should Governor Cooper ice the event.
The Republican convention is currently slated to begin on August 24th, at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center.
WATCH: Joe Biden Reads Teleprompter Incorrectly: “I Got to the Senate 180 Years Ago”
That kind of experience is unmatched.
Joe Biden stated that he “got to the Senate 180 years ago” when delivering a scripted campaign speech from a room in his Delaware home on Saturday.
Joe Biden: “I got to the Senate 180 years ago.” That would’ve been in 1840 when Martin Van Buren was President. pic.twitter.com/wCeF9Uq9in
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) September 27, 2020
That would’ve been in 1840, when Martin Van Buren was President. There were 52 Senators at the time, and the Democratic Party controlled the chamber, with a Whig minority in opposition. Biden was talking about supporting first responders and firefighters, who would’ve existed in a vastly different capacity in the mid-19th century.
Biden did laugh a little bit after he made the error, which seems to have stemmed from faulty teleprompter instructions or Biden simply misreading the screen in front of him.
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 26, 2020
Biden’s campaign appearances have been almost entirely scripted as of late, with the Democratic Party’s elder figure even going so far as reading from a teleprompter during interviews.
It’s very sad that the Democratic Party elite and Joe Biden’s handlers have allowed this to continue. A man with an arguably severe level of cognitive decline should not be the President of a nation of 330 million people. That is not right.
However, you almost can’t blame them for binding him concisely to the words on the teleprompter. Unscripted campaign appearances have proved to be even more of a disaster, with Biden forgetting the words to the Pledge of Allegiance in a campaign speech earlier this week, for example.
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