CHARLOTTE – The back and forth regarding the GOP nomination, instigated by Pandemic Panic, is now back to President Donald Trump accepting the nomination and giving a speech in the Queen City.
Charlotte, of course, is where the entire venue was originally supposed to be held before Governor Roy Cooper injected uncertainty about Pandemic Panic restrictions sufficient to run the RNC out of the Old North State.
When the venue changed to another state, the RNC noted that much of the 2020 convention’s official business and meetings would still be conducted in Charlotte. Now that those alternate venues have also fallen through, and the in-person convention effectively canceled, Trump indicated that he will indeed accept the nomination in North Carolina.
In an interview with WRAL while visiting the Research Triangle Park Monday, President Trump said:
“I’ll be in North Carolina and that’s a very big deal because we have a lot of the delegates there and that will be a nomination process, and that’s essentially where the nomination, where it’s formalized. I’m really honored to do it in North Carolina. We won the state [in 2016]. We’ve had really great relationships with the state and so I’m very happy to be back.”
This has now gone full circle. With official party events taking place in the Queen City, and now President Donald Trump recommitted to delivering his acceptance speech in the Queen City, it’s feasible to assume there will be some interest for supporters to attend.
Obviously the indoor venue with 10s of thousands of people is no longer an option, but it would not be surprising to see grassroots efforts at organizing a MAGA rally of sorts to promote Trump and other GOP candidates like Dan Forest for governor.
Maybe if they carry Woke banners and destroy property, Governor Cooper will look the other way?
Details about the nomination aren’t available yet, but we’ll share them when they are.