Reprinted with permission from Alternet
Many across the country think President Donald Trump may try to move the Republican National Convention to one of his own resorts after he kicked off Memorial Day by threatening the governor of North Carolina he may pull it.
The RNC chose the city of Charlotte as host for its 2020 convention, despite the state having a Democratic governor. On Monday Trump tried to force Gov. Roy Cooper to commit to allowing the August event to be held at full capacity, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Social media users immediately assumed it was a ploy for Trump to move the convention to the Trump Doral or Mar-a-Lago. Trump would make millions if he could secure the contract.
And some even noted The New York Times on Monday reported Trump has even "mused aloud to several aides about why the convention can't simply be held in a hotel ballroom in Florida."
@CNNPolitics I can see Trump holding it at Doral, his financially failing resort, so he will be able to pocket mone… https://t.co/eVh6StwBqd— NMWizard (@NMWizard)1590413159.0
Having failed to hold the G-7 at Doral, Trump could be angling to hold the Republican convention at one of his Flor… https://t.co/8YLuDSJdYD— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire)1590414074.0
@markknoller @foxandfriends Trump just angling to get it moved to Doral. More grifting coming up— Pam Riley (@Pam Riley)1590412637.0
@ChrisLu44 It's going to end up at Doral, isn't it?— Susan Kramer (@Susan Kramer)1590417825.0
The Republican National Convention, such as it will be, is going to be held at Mar-a-Lago, right? https://t.co/xrcZSkTfYr— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol)1590409322.0
@BillKristol No doubt that the Republican National Convention will be held at Doral, Mar-a-Lago, or maybe even the… https://t.co/vpWGpQyT9n— Russell Drew (@Russell Drew)1590418779.0
@atrupar Trump Doral is going to be the new corona hotspot if the NC governor keeps thinking of the safety of his state.— Art Martin (@Art Martin)1590414650.0
@MollyJongFast Republican Convention at the Doral Resort in Florida.— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1590414366.0
What if this was just the long-game plan to get the convention at the Doral? Not having another option is a pretty… https://t.co/gCfXhVGRAJ— Andrew Solender (@Andrew Solender)1590418344.0
Folks: Done deal! Think Electoral College. Trump can lose NC—but Florida is a must win. Plus, Doral needs the funds… https://t.co/7ULjPvzO4I— Gene Rossi (@Gene Rossi)1590421526.0
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