It’s not surprising that President Donald Trump is expressing misgivings about holding the GOP convention in North Carolina, says a longtime conservative activist.
President Trump has warned Gov. Roy Cooper, a first-term Democrat, that the clock is ticking over holding the August 24-27 convention in Charlotte or the Republican National Convention may move it to another state.
Trump has demanded that the convention carry on with full attendance but the governor has balked at giving that assurance, citing concerns about the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the states of Georgia, Florida, and Texas, which have Republican governors, have offered to host the huge event.
Gary Bauer of American Values suspects we are witnessing an attempt by the Left to shut down the GOP gathering, which he says is really an attempt to shut down the Republican Party and its message.
“The North Carolina governor would love to be able to use the coronavirus as an excuse for basically blowing up the Republican convention,” Bauer alleges, “saying sure you can have your convention but you can have four hundred people in the room and they have to sit six feet apart.”
Fox News reported Friday the Republican National Committee has sent a list of proposed safety protocols to Cooper in an effort to agree on a plan.
“We still do not have solid guidelines from the State,” an RNC letter states, “and cannot in good faith, ask thousands of visitors to begin paying deposits and making travel plans without knowing the full commitment of the Governor, elected officials and other stakeholders in supporting the Convention.”
Bauer says his concern comes after witnessing the huge campaign rallies for then-candidate Trump only to also witness the Left attempt to shut them down.
“So I think that the governor of North Carolina will do everything he can,” Bauer warns, “to throw a wrench into the planning for the Republican convention."