This morning, President Trump sent an open message on Twitter to North Carolina’s Democrat Governor Roy Cooper. Make a decision about re-opening your state for business or we’re moving the Republican National Convention to another state that’s open for business.
“I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August. Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, Roy Cooper is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed made by many thousands of enthusiastic Republicans, and others, to head to beautiful North Carolina in August,” Trump tweeted. He continued, demanding that North Carolina’s Democrat governor give the RNC an answer about whether or not the state will allow them to host the convention in August. “They must be immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied. If not, we will be reluctantly forced to find, with all of the jobs and economic development it brings, another Republican National Convention site.”
President Trump made it clear that he loves the state of North Carolina, and would prefer to not have to move the convention to another state, saying: “This is not something I want to do. Thank you, and I LOVE the people of North Carolina!”
The Republican National Convention, which is set to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina from August 24-27, is expected to draw approximately 50,000 people.
Fox News outlines North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s most recent executive order:
On Wednesday (May 20), Gov. Cooper announced the extended stay-at-home order will end as the state enters “Phase 2” of the re-opening of the state on May 22 at 5 p.m.
Businesses and activities permitted to resume for “Phase 2” include:
- Restaurants — Dine-in customers permitted but at a maximum of 50 percent capacity, with distancing and cleaning requirements.
- Personal Care Businesses — Salons, barbers, etc. may open at 50 percent capacity, but employees must have face coverings and adhere to state cleaning requirements while also reducing the number of people in the waiting areas.
- Swimming Pools — Open at 50 percent capacity.
- Overnight and day camps — Open adhering to safety rules
In addition, gathering Limits are to be no more than 10 for indoors and 25 people outdoors. This applies to event venues; conference centers; stadiums and sports arenas; amphitheaters; and groups at parks or beaches.