The news is out: [WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Thursday he is canceling the Jacksonville portion of the Republican National Convention that had been planned next month because of the coronavirus pandemic, a major setback in his effort to energize his struggling bid for reelection.
“The timing for this event is not right,” Trump told reporters at the White House during his latest briefing on the virus. “There’s nothing more important than keeping our people safe.”
Trump said that he would deliver remarks to formally accept his party’s nomination for president but offered no details on where or when that would happen. The move was not only a significant blow to his campaign but also appeared to undermine the president’s narrative that the country is ready to reopen for business.
Trump said convention delegates will still gather in North Carolina and formally nominate him for reelection. Trump said he would announce new plans in coming days.
“We will still do a convention speech in a different form, but we won’t do a big crowded convention, per se,” Trump said. “I care deeply about the people of Florida and everywhere else, frankly, in this country and even in the world who would be coming into the state. And I don’t want to do anything to upset it. They will be doing very well very shortly.”]
Trump said the country is doing great, the coronavirus is going away, then he chickened out of the convention. Trump is healthy, a stable genius, he should take on the coronavirus and prove to the nation that he knows what he is talking about.