- Trump Gave North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper a Week to Address Whether or Not the Republican Nation Convention Could Proceed as Scheduled.
- RNC officials expressed Similar Sentiments.
- Trump Expressed Concerns of the Substantial Costs of Outfitting the Chosen Arena for the Convention.
上週早些時候特朗普總統 說他需要北卡羅來納州州長羅伊·庫珀做出決定 關於共和黨全國代表大會能否按計劃進行。 特朗普在白宮告訴記者，“我們需要州長做出快速決定。 他的動作非常非常緩慢非常可疑，但是我們會發現的。 我們正在談論很短的時間。 。 。 。 我想在一周之內肯定我們必須知道。 如果他做不到，如果他覺得自己不會做，他所要做的就是告訴我們。 然後，我們必須選擇另一個位置。 我告訴你很多地方都想要它。”
On Saturday the RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and CEO of the 2020 Republican National Convention Marcia Lee Kell wrote to Governor Cooper, expressing similar sentiments. The two wrote, “The RNC has worked tirelessly and in good faith throughout the planning process to make this a successful event for everyone. That has not changed. While we have demonstrated our commitment and acted to ensure a safe convention, to date, we have received no guidance that provides us with any assurances that the Convention can proceed according to the terms of the various participants’ original agreements. Proactively, we have plans in place for temperature checks, testing before and during the Convention, making masks available for those who request one and providing enhanced sanitization of public areas in order to protect the health of attendees and the residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County”
They stated that the RNC plans for a “full” convention and expressed a necessity for guidance from the governor as to whether or not that would be possible.
They wrote that they “need to know by Wednesday, June 3” if they will be allowed to have a “full” convention, stressing the importance of a clear and swift response from Governor Cooper.
President Trump additionally expressed concerns regarding the substantial cost of outfitting the chosen arena for the convention. Trump stated that the Republicans will have to “spend millions and millions of dollars on an arena to make it magnificent for the convention.” Trump continued, “Now if the governor can’t tell us very soon, unfortunately, we’ll have no choice. This is nothing to do with us. This is between the governor and North Carolina and the people of North Carolina. . . . Now (Cooper’s) a Democrat and a lot of the Democrats for political reasons don’t want to open up their states so we’ll see if that works, but I don’t think it will.”
Interestingly, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp stated last week that, “Georgia would be honored to safely host” the Republican National Convention.