Trump, N.C. governor speak about GOP convention details

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Republican, Charlotte leaders announce RNC dates for summer 2020. (Photo: WSOC)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Carolina’s governor have spoken about the viability of a full-fledged Republican National Convention in Charlotte in August.

A spokesperson for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper confirmed that Cooper and the president spoke by phone on Friday. Trump this week threatened to move his formal renomination elsewhere if he does not get guarantees soon of being able to hold a large-scale event.

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Cooper’s spokesperson says that the governor expressed concerns over Trump’s insistence on a full convention arena with no face coverings and no social distancing.

The Republican National Committee declined to comment about the call.