Could Trump move the Republican convention to Florida? The state GOP is all for it

Florida Republicans said they would “welcome” the Republican National Convention if President Donald Trump makes good on a Twitter threat Monday to pull the party’s seminal political event from North Carolina.

“The Republican Party of Florida would welcome the opportunity to host the Republican National Convention,” state party Chairman Joe Gruters said in a statement. “Florida is committed to ensuring a safe, secure and successful event for President Trump and all attendees.”

The Republican National Committee has been planning to host its nominating convention at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte from Aug. 24 to 27. Organizers are scheduled to take over the arena in mid-July for remodeling, including raising the floor of the arena. Some 50,000 attendees had been expected — before the pandemic hit.

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