Left Menu
Development News Edition

Trump to accept Republican presidential nomination outside of North Carolina

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 04-06-2020 02:55 IST | Created: 04-06-2020 02:37 IST
Trump to accept Republican presidential nomination outside of North Carolina
US President Donald Trump (file photo) Image Credit: ANI

President Donald Trump will accept the Republican presidential nomination outside North Carolina, the party said on Wednesday, following the Democratic governor's decision not to lift social-distancing restrictions for the planned Aug. 24-27 convention.

On Tuesday, Governor Roy Cooper rejected Republican demands to guarantee that attendance at the convention in Charlotte would not be restricted by social-distancing measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. In response, Trump said on Twitter that the party would relocate the event.

The Republican National Committee said in a statement that "the celebration of the president's acceptance of the Republican nomination will be held in another city" because of Cooper's decision. Trump is seeking a second term in the Nov. 3 election. Should the governor later change the restrictions to allow more people to gather, "we still hope to conduct the official business of the convention in Charlotte," the statement said.

Republican officials were considering whether to have Trump formally accept the nomination and deliver his acceptance speech in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee or Arizona, one official said. Cooper said on Twitter on Tuesday night: "It's unfortunate they never agreed to scale down and make changes to keep people safe."

North Carolina previously lifted some restrictions applied to stop the spread of the coronavirus but remains in Phase Two of a reopening plan, which limits indoor gatherings to no more than 10 people. Democrats have delayed their convention in Milwaukee, which was set for Aug. 17 to 20, and left the door open to a revised format. Former Vice President Joe Biden is the party's presumptive presidential nominee.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...

Videos

Latest News

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike

The border between Australias two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne.The decision announced on Monday marks the fi...

South African firms urge President Ramaphosa to lift ban on sale of tobacco products

A number of leading South African companies on Sunday urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the ban on the sale of tobacco products in the country. South Africa is the only country in the world to ban sale of all tobacco products. The gov...

Kanpur encounter case: Vikas Dubey's photos put up at Unnao toll plaza

Photos of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, the main accused in Kanpur encounter case, was put up at Unnao toll plaza on Monday by the police. Currently, a search operation is underway for Dubey in Kanpur encounter case, in which a group of assa...

INTERVIEW-Tennis-Djokovic's event taught us to be cautious - French Open director

French Open organisers are taking every precaution to ensure the Grand Slam does not meet the same fate as Novak Djokovics Adria Tour, which was abandoned after several players tested positive for COVID-19, tournament director Guy Forget ha...

Give Feedback