Trump Threatens to Move RNC Out of North Carolina

Headline Roundup May 25th, 2020

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention (RNC) out of Charlotte, North Carolina, over a dispute with Gov. Roy Cooper (D) about possibly limiting attendance due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Each major party holds a convention every four summers to determine its presidential nominee; this year's RNC is scheduled for August 24-27.

Some left- and center-rated voices framed the president's threats as an example of his supposed obsession with popularity and disregard for public health concerns. Some right-rated outlets framed Cooper's caution as exaggerated, and lockdowns and stay-at-home orders as a political strategy to undermine Trump's reelection chances. Some right-rated sources reiterated a New York Times report that the pandemic is hitting Democratic-run states the hardest.

Trump Threatens to Move RNC Out of North Carolina

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President Donald Trump on Monday morning threatened to move August’s Republican National Convention out of North Carolina unless there are guarantees the state will let everyone attend.

“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 ... ..full attendance in the Arena,” he began in a string of four tweets.

Trump added:...

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From the Center
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President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state’s Democratic governor doesn’t immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump’s tweets about the upcoming RNC in Charlotte come two days after North Carolina’s largest daily increase in virus cases yet.

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper moved the state into a second reopening phase by loosening restrictions on hair salons, barbers and restaurants. But he said the state must move cautiously, and he kept...

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From the Right
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President Trump pressed the Democratic governor of North Carolina on Monday to “guarantee” that he will allow “full capacity” at this summer’s Republican National Convention, dangling the economic blow Charlotte would take if the event were held elsewhere.

“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 full attendance in the Arena,”...

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