CHARLOTTE – President Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that there was ‘no way’ he’d cancel the 2020 Republican National Convention to be held in the Queen City in August. You can watch the interview here.
From the Charlotte Observer:
“[…] “We are definitely planning — it’s toward the end of August,” the president told Hannity. “Somebody was asking today, ‘Will you cancel your convention?’ I said no way I’m going to cancel the convention. We’re going to have the convention, it’s going to be incredible. . . I think we’re going to be in great shape.”
The convention is planned for Aug. 24 to 27. As many as 50,000 people from around the world are expected to attend. […]
Mecklenburg County began a stay-at-home order Thursday scheduled to last for three weeks, though officials have said it could go longer. Non-essential commerce and travel are halted. Groups of more than 10 are banned. People are urged to keep a 6-foot social distance.
This week Politico reported GOP convention officials are moving ahead with their plans.
“We are fully committed to holding the Republican convention in Charlotte as planned and re-nominating President Trump,” Richard Walters, the Republican National Committee chief of staff, told Politico. “We have not had any substantive conversations about alternative scenarios.”