Trump Cancels Jacksonville Portion of GOP Convention

President Trump announced Thursday that he is canceling the Republican National Convention events that were scheduled to take place next month in Jacksonville, Fla. – citing the rising numbers of COVID-19 in the state.

“The timing for this event is not right, it’s just not right,” Trump said during a press briefing at the White House. “To have a big convention, it’s just not the right time.”

Trump added: “There is nothing more important in our country than keeping our people safe.”

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel said she supported the president’s announcement, calling it a “difficult decision.”

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