Trump slams North Carolina and says he’s moving GOP convention elsewhere
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Republicans will seek another state instead of North Carolina to hold its August convention after a prolonged standoff with the state’s Democratic governor.
“Would have showcased beautiful North Carolina to the World, and brought in hundreds of millions of dollars, and jobs, for the State,” Trump tweeted. “Because of” Gov. Roy Cooper, he added, “we are now forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.”
The tweet came hours after Cooper rejected the GOP’s plans for a full-fledged convention in Charlotte, telling Republican officials the only way the event would move forward is with proper health protocols in place.