President Trump says RNC ‘forced’ to find new host state

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President Donald Trump (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY/WGHP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday night saying due to Gov. Roy Cooper’s restrictions on North Carolina, the Republican National Committee has been forced to find a new host state for the RNC.

The president had put Cooper on a deadline to know if the convention could move forward at full capacity last week and on Saturday, the Republican National Committee set a tight deadline for Cooper to provide guidance on whether the party can host a “full” presidential convention in the state in August as planned

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and CEO of the 2020 Republican National Convention Marcia Lee Kelly penned a letter to Cooper laying out their plans for holding the event in Charlotte — and seeking a response by Wednesday on whether they can proceed amid coronavirus-related restrictions.

Trump said Cooper failed to guarantee that they can use the Spectrum Center.

Following the president’s tweets, Cooper tweeted, “We have been committed to a safe RNC convention in North Carolina and it’s unfortunate they never agreed to scale down and make changes to keep people safe. Protecting public health and safety during this pandemic is a priority.”

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