DONALD Trump announced he is ditching plans to hold the Republican National Convention in North Carolina - and blamed the state's Democratic Governor for "forcing" the move.
The President blasted Gov Roy Cooper as being "still in Shelter-In-Place Mode" with his coronavirus restrictions in a series of tweets on Tuesday night.
He wrote: "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."
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