President Donald Trump is threatening to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state’s Democrat governor refuses to provide assurances that he will end the now-nonsensical coronavirus lockdown.
“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,” the president wrote in a tweet.
“Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, [Roy Cooper] is still in Shutdown mood [and] unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed in full attendance. In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space,” he added.
“Plans are being made by many thousands of enthusiastic Republicans, and others, to head to beautiful North Carolina in August,” Trump continued. “They must be immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied. If not, we will be reluctantly forced to find, with all of the jobs and economic development it brings, another Republican National Convention site. This is not something I want to do. Thank you, and I LOVE the people of North Carolina!”
The convention is set to take place the week of of August 24, but with many (mostly Democrat) governors, including Cooper, continuing their authoritarian lockdowns, it’s not certain what travel and accommodations will be like by then.
That said, Red State governors, led by Georgia’s Brian Kemp, have largely begun to reopen, despite predictions of a “second wave” by Left-wing mainstream media types who are cheering Democrat leaders on so they can continue to blame the poorly performing economy their lockdown orders created on Trump.
As for the Democrats, they have decided to delay their convention from early July to sometime in early August, again due to the coronavirus pandemic, which is rapidly waning.
The party’s presumptive nominee, former VP Joe Biden, has even suggested a virtual convention. “We’re going to have to do a convention, may have to do a virtual convention,” he said during an interview last month.
Wow — what a snoozefest that would be, huh?
Trump mocked that idea, of course.
“Joe Biden wanted the date for the Democrat National Convention moved to a later time period. Now he wants a ‘Virtual Convention, one where he doesn’t have to show up. Gee, I wonder why? Also, what ever happened to that phone call he told the Fake News he wanted to make to me?” the president tweeted, in an apparent reference to the former VP’s potentially deteriorating mental state.
Biden countered with a claim that Trump isn’t doing enough to “counter” coronavirus.
Speaking of disappearing coronavirus, it’s receding so fast that researchers in the UK are now concerned their efforts to find a COVID-19 vaccine will fail because they are running out of infected persons.
“It is a race, yes. But it’s not a race against the other guys. It’s a race against the virus disappearing, and against time,” Professor Adrian Hill told The Telegraph.