President Trump on Thursday announced that he is canceling next month’s Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, citing the importance of “keep our people safe” due to the recent spike of coronavirus cases in the sunshine state.
“I told my team it’s time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the GOP convention,” Trump said at the beginning of his coronavirus press briefing. “To have a big convention, it’s not the right time.”
“Thousands of people wanting to be there, and I mean in some cases desperately be there,” Trump added. “People making travel arrangements all over the country. But, there’s nothing more important in our country than keeping our people safe,” Trump added.