President Donald Trump said Monday that he would be “reluctant to be forced” to accept the Republican National Assembly if North Carolina does not relax the restrictions on social distance to ensure full presence.
The agreement is scheduled for August 24 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In a series of tweets, the president said he favored holding the Republican National Assembly in North Carolina, but opposed Governor Roy Cooper for continuing to impose restrictions on the coronavirus pandemic.
“Many thousands of Republican enthusiasts and others plan to head to beautiful North Carolina in August,” Trump wrote.
“The governor should immediately give them an answer about whether the space will be fully occupied. If not, then we will be reluctant to find, with all the jobs and economic development he brings, another Republican. ” Website of the National Assembly. This is not what I want to do. “
Soon after the attacks on Cooper, Trump tweeted that he spent the weekend on Memorial Day playing golf, which was criticized as the number of coronavirus cases in the United States continues to grow.
Trump’s latest threat comes in a few weeks when he calls for the opening of the country. The president called on governors to ease restrictions on social distance and allow the opening of small enterprises to support an economy devastated by a pandemic.
But in some states, the number of cases continues to rise, and health officials warn that early discovery could lead to a second wave.
In his tweets, Trump complained that the Republican Party could ultimately spend “millions of dollars building an arena to very high standards,” where the convention should take place, not knowing if Cooper would allow full attendance.
North Carolina reported weekend high one day surge in confirmed cases when the state enters the second phase of the reopening.
Cooper tweeted that North Carolina officials “are working with the NRC and will review his plans when they make decisions on how to hold the Charlotte Convention.”
“North Carolina relies on data and science to protect the health and safety of our state,” Cooper wrote.
The Republican National Committee in a statement reiterated its desire to hold a conference in North Carolina in August, but said that “the governor will need guarantees that this can happen.”
“We will need some answers sooner rather than later, or we will be forced to consider other options,” an RNC spokesperson told NBC News.
The National Democratic Convention, which was originally scheduled for July, will now be held in August a week before the Republican Party Convention. The organizers of the Democratic Convention said they expect the delay to provide “more time to determine the most appropriate structure for this historic event.”
According to Johns Hopkins University, the outbreak has spread to dozens of countries: more than 5.4 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 345,059 deaths. According to recent estimates, at least 1.6 million cases and at least 97,000 deaths have been reported in the United States.