Trump's Jacksonville, Florida, Convention Is Canceled - 2020-07-23

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F0.png Trump's Jacksonville, Florida, Convention Is Canceled July 23, 2020, Kadia Goba, BuzzFeed News

President Donald Trump announced he's canceling the Jacksonville, Florida, portion of the Republican National Convention because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"So I told my team it's time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the GOP convention," he said during a Thursday press conference. "I'll still do a convention speech, in a different form, but we won't do a big crowded convention, per se. It's just not the right time for that."

Local officials in Jacksonville had warned this week that it would be virtually impossible to safely pull off the event, which had only been in planning for weeks, and it was made doubly complicated by rising coronavirus cases in Florida.

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