Trump threatens to move Republic National Convention out of N.C. if governor doesn't allow full-capacity gatherings

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Posted at 11:11 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 11:15:58-04

President Donald Trump is threatening to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state’s Democratic governor doesn’t immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump’s tweets Monday about the RNC planned for Charlotte come just two days after the state recorded its largest daily increase in positive cases yet.

Gov. Roy Cooper's office responded with a brief statement that state officials are working with the GOP on convention decisions.

Cooper allowed the state to enter a second phase of gradual reopening Friday with some further loosening of restrictions on hair salons, barbers and restaurants.