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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 13: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference about the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic in the Rose garden at the White House March 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is facing a national health emergency as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and 30 people have died from the virus in the United States, according to The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The RNC was scheduled to be held here in Charlotte, North Carolina in August. Even throughout the pandemic, Charlotte officials & NC Governor Roy Cooper have been committed to doing what they could to still have the event at some scale. but when Gov. Cooper announced that he would not permit it at 100% full capacity, President Trump said it was all or nothing. When Gov. Cooper didn’t budge on allowing 100% the RNC’s celebratory events were moved to Jacksonville, Florida. The RNC’s procedural events, including the vote by the delegates to nominate a party candidate, were still scheduled to be held in Charlotte.

President Trump said he will accept the Republican nomination for the presidency somewhere in North Carolina. “All I know is I’ll be in North Carolina,” Trump told Raleigh NBC affiliate WRAL on Monday. “I am really honored to do it in North Carolina.”

WCNC has reached out to The Carolina Panthers, and The Charlotte Knights and both locations (Bank of America Stadium & Truist Field) are not in contact about the use of facilities. Read the full article here.

Source: WCNC