Trump threatens to pull Republican Convention from the only city that sorta wanted it

Who would dare to miss a chance to gaze upon this!

President Donald Trump has threatened to scrap plans to hold the upcoming Republican National Convention in North Carolina and move the event elsewhere if the state’s governor does not agree to allow “full attendance” at the August event.

While the coronavirus pandemic could make it difficult for Trump to find another state willing to hold the mass event, another clear hurdle stands in the president’s way: the fact that few states wanted to host the event in the first place…

…Charlotte, which hosted the 2012 Democratic National Convention, (w)as the only city publicly pursuing the convention

the Republican National Committee hastily took up Charlotte on its offer before it evaporated. That nearly happened…when protestors flooded a meeting of the Charlotte City Council, which subsequently approved a tentative contract to host the convention by a narrow 6-5 vote.

Not exactly a blockbuster endorsement of hosting Buttwipe’s script for a second coronation.

10 thoughts on “Trump threatens to pull Republican Convention from the only city that sorta wanted it

  1. Pied Piper says:

    “Trump denies interest in moving Republican National Convention to Doral property” (Fox News 5/25/20)
    “G.O.P. Officials Quietly Consider Paring Back Convention : President Trump has insisted that the Republican convention is moving ahead for August despite the coronavirus. But even he has expressed openness to a scaled-down event.” (NYT 5/21/20) (there was no mention in the article of Trump’s Doral resort).
    Have Trump’s Coronavirus Conspiracies Doomed His Supporters?” (Vanity Fair 3/20/20) “The president and his Fox allies played down the public health threat to an audience largely made up of older Americans, the group most susceptible to the worst effects of COVID-19.”

  2. 4moreyearsorelse says:

    “Trump’s war on reality just got a lot more dangerous”
    Meanwhile: “Trump sees a ‘rigged election’ ahead. Democrats see a constitutional crisis in the making. The president’s increasingly amped-up rhetoric surrounding the integrity of the November elections has many wondering how he might respond to a defeat.”
    (3/14/19) President Trump issued a bizarre, indirect warning Monday that his supporters could get “tough” on his political enemies at a “certain point,” in a clip of a Breitbart interview spotted Thursday by The Toronto Star. “You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny,” the president told Breibart’s Matthew Boyle. “I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump–I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough—until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”

  3. moss says:

    Frankly, I think I need to wear a mask just looking at a photo of that brainless, plague-licking, meathead.

  4. nicknielsensc says:

    GOP govs offer states as alternative RNC convention host.
    “Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp sent an open plea to Trump on Tuesday to consider his state as an alternate site for the quadrennial convention, which is set to gather more than 2,500 delegates and thousands more guests, press and security officials.”
    “Kemp’s offer was followed by one from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who told reporters at a Miami news conference that he “would love” to have the GOP or even the Democratic convention, as either would bring millions of dollars to the state.”
    Of course, there’s still that problem with Democrats…”The Democratic mayor of Atlanta, Georgia’s capital and by far its largest city, said in a statement Tuesday that its reopening plan doesn’t mesh with Kemp’s offer to hold the convention in Georgia.”

  5. Update says:

    “RNC says convention ‘will be held in another city’ after Trump abandons Charlotte, search underway” (Fox News 6/3/20)
    “Donald Trump cares about his convention, not NC’s health. Good riddance.” (Charlotte Observer June 3, 2020)
    “For those who’ve long wanted Charlotte to rid itself of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Donald Trump’s tweets on it Tuesday were a strong reminder why.
    The president packed a lot of wrong into a handful of words. He said N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper refused to guarantee Republicans “use of the Spectrum Arena,” which was untrue. He said the governor was “still in Shelter-In-Place Mode,” which isn’t accurate. He said, finally, that he was forced to seek another home for his convention “because of @NC_Governor.”
    That’s wrong.
    Charlotte losing the convention — or at least the big events associated with it — is not about a Republican president vs. a “Democrat governor,” as Trump has called Cooper more than once. It isn’t about any of the ideological things the president and his supporters might like it to be about.
    It’s about public health. That’s it. Roy Cooper wanted to protect the health of North Carolinians. Donald Trump was thinking about himself.

  6. Update says:
    • “Come and get it!” says:

      Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 7:34 AM · Jun 19, 2020:
      “Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis. It will be a much different scene!”

      “A low-life is a term for a person who is considered morally unacceptable by his or her community. Examples of people often labeled low-lives include aggressive panhandlers, bullies, criminals, drug dealers, freeloaders, hobos, gangsters, people associated with adhering to low culture, people who make constant use of profanities, prostitutes, pimps, scammers, sexual abusers, substance abusers, and thieves.”

      “Trump threatens protesters ahead of Tulsa rally”

  7. Clocks striking 13 says:

    Nikki Haley attempted to rewrite the narrative on President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, portion of the Republican National Convention in August over fears about the coronavirus.
    Twitter users weren’t buying it, accusing the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations of “groveling” to the president.

    Donald Trump: ‘What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening’

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