Trump Cancels Florida Republican Convention Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Trump cancels Republican convention

Trump Cancels Florida Republican Convention Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

According to the president, now &# 171; not the time to have a big and crowded convention&# 187;

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is canceling the GOP convention due to be held next month in Jacksonville, Florida due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump, speaking at a press briefing at the White House, said that now is not the time for a “big and crowded convention”.

“The timing for this event is wrong, it just doesn’t match up with recent events,” the president said, referring to the COVID-19 outbreaks in the southern states..

Trump noted that party events will be held “online in one form or another”.

According to the president, the Republican delegates who will nominate him for the November presidential election will gather in North Carolina for a short time..

Security was the main reason for the cancellation of the Jacksonville convention, Trump said, adding that in this way the party could serve as an example for other organizations..

The GOP convention was to be held in Jacksonville from August 24 to 27.

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