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President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday evening that the plans for holding the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina have all just gone up in smoke.

The convention was scheduled to begin on August 24. Now a new location will need to be found, after North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper reportedly cannot guarantee the RNC will be able to use the venue, due to coronavirus restrictions.

The president tweeted:

Had long planned to have the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a place I love. Now, @NC_Governor Roy Cooper and his representatives refuse to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena – Spend millions of dollars, have everybody arrive, and then tell them they will not be able to gain entry.

Governor Cooper is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised. Would have showcased beautiful North Carolina to the World, and brought in hundreds of……millions of dollars, and jobs, for the State. Because of @NC_Governor, we are now forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Earlier on Tuesday, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel had released the following statement:

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