Trump cancels Florida portion of RNC

During a White House briefing, President Trump announced he’s canceling the Florida portion of the Republican National Convention due to the surge in Coronavirus cases.

“I told my team, it’s time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida component of the GOP convention…it’s not the right time,” he said at the briefing. The President also indicated he would still give an address, but didn’t say what form it would be in.

“We will still do a convention speech in a different form, but we won’t do a big crowded convention, per se,” Trump said. “I care deeply about the people of Florida and everywhere else, frankly, in this country and even in the world who would be coming into the state. And I don’t want to do anything to upset it. They will be doing very well very shortly.”

Convention delegates will still meet in North Carolina to vote to formally nominate him for reelection.

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