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Trump warns he can move the Republican congress venue out of North Carolina

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump warned Monday (May 25) that he could move the North Carolina Republican National Convention scheduled for August if the corona virus event involves social distance restrictions.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced Trump and suspected Democratic candidate Joe Biden to stop campaigning.

Some have expressed concerns that the large formal appointment conventions, which are usually packed with delegates, could pose security concerns.

Trump said on Twitter that if Democratic Governor Roy Cooper does not immediately reply “whether or not space will be fully occupied,” the party “with all the jobs and economic development it entails, another Republican national convention place.”

Congresses include prime-time TV speeches that serve to kick off the final sprint to the November presidential election. The Republican event begins on August 24 in Charlotte.

Mr. Cooper’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Democratic National Convention, which was postponed by a month due to the coronavirus, will begin on August 17 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

A spokeswoman for the DNC event said earlier this month that “we will continue to communicate continuously with federal, state and local public health officials and will follow their guidelines for determining how many people can gather safely in Milwaukee in August.”

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