Trump’s RNC Events Officially Moved To Jacksonville, GOP Chair Announces

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 23: Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, is interviewed during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort in Oxon Hill, Md., on February 23, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, is interviewed during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., on February 23, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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June 12, 2020 8:26 a.m.

GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel announced on Thursday night that the party will hold President Donald Trump’s events at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Jacksonville, Florida.

“We are thrilled to hold @realDonaldTrump’s acceptance of the Republican nomination in the great city of Jacksonville!” McDaniel tweeted. “Not only is Florida his home state, it is crucial to victory.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a close ally to Trump, applauded the move.

“Florida is honored to host this special event where we will celebrate the re-nomination of President Donald J. Trump,” he said in a statement.

Republican officials decided to relocate the RNC’s more glitzy, Trump-centric events after the President pulled it out of its original location in Charlotte, North Carolina when Gov. Roy Cooper (D) refused to guarantee that he’d allow full attendance amid COVID-19.

Republican officials decided to move the RNC’s more glitzy, Trump-centric events out of the convention’s original location in Charlotte, North Carolina when Gov. Roy Cooper (D) rejected Trump’s demand that he guarantee he’d allow full attendance at the event amid COVID-19.

Not all RNC events have been relocated to Jacksonville; a few routine convention meetings will still be held in Charlotte in compliance with the party’s contract with North Carolina.

The convention will be held August 24-27.

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