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Trump cancels RNC convention for Jacksonville

President Donald Trump said today that due to safety concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, he is canceling the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville in August. The number of cases in the country is now over 4 million, and 144,000 deaths.

“The timing for this event is not right, it’s just not right with what’s happened recently,” he said at a White House press conference, adding that the convention would have to be done online so that the nomination can proceed according to party rules.

“I told my team it’s time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the GOP convention,” he said. “We’re going to do some other things with tele-rallies and online the week that we’re discussing … I’ll still do a convention speech in a different form. But we won’t do a big crowded convention per se, it’s just not the right time for that.”

The limited gathering of the executive committee will still take place in Charlotte the third week of August.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Good call. If we had gone through with it, Bunny lives matter and the socialists would have bad mouthed it. Florida lost over 160 lives yesterday from the pandemic. Probably saved lives.

  • It’a too late for Trump to start acting concerned now. The horse has already bolted, and the election is lost.

    People will put up with a lot and still support him, but when they or their family/friends are falling sick and dying, they know it’s time to call BS and bail.

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