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Politics The Republican National Convention will exclude the press and renominate Trump in private for the first time in modern history

09:32  02 august  2020
09:32  02 august  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP National Convention

  Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP National Convention WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has canceled segments of the Republican National Convention scheduled for Florida next month, citing a “flare-up” of the coronavirus. Convention events will still be held in North Carolina. “To have a big convention is not the right time," Trump said of Jacksonville. Trump moved parts of the GOP convention to Florida last month amid a dispute with North Carolina’s Democratic leaders over holding an event indoors with maskless supporters. But those plans were steadily scaled back as virus cases spiked in Florida and much of the country over the last month.

The Republican Party vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the If the GOP decision stands, it will mark the first party nominating convention in modern history to be closed to reporters.

In a modern first , the press will not be present when the GOP votes to renominate Donald Trump for president.

a large crowd of people: In this July 21, 2016, file photo, confetti and balloons fall during celebrations after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's acceptance speech on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Associated Press/Matt Rourke © Associated Press/Matt Rourke In this July 21, 2016, file photo, confetti and balloons fall during celebrations after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's acceptance speech on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Associated Press/Matt Rourke
  • The Republican National Convention this month will reportedly be closed to the press, and will feature just a fraction of the delegates due to coronavirus restrictions.
  • An RNC spokesperson told CNN, "We are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events."
  • Coronavirus fears have plagued the GOP's efforts to hold the convention, where President Donald Trump will formally be nominated. The convention normally boasts thousands of attendees.
  • Instead, the RNC will reportedly livestream the vote.
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The press will not be able to attend the Republican National Convention in person later this month, and only a fraction of delegates will be there to vote to formally nominate President Donald Trump due to social distancing measures, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette first reported.

Trump cancels Jacksonville, Florida convention

  Trump cancels Jacksonville, Florida convention President Trump has called off the Florida portion of the 2020 Republican National Convention. © Provided by Washington Examiner "I told my team it's time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the GOP convention," Trump told reporters Thursday. The president described the "the timing for this event is not right" as COVID-19 cases in Florida skyrocket.Instead, Trump promised Republicans would host "telerallies" and other online events that week celebrating his acceptance of the party's presidential nomination.

Image caption The Republican National Convention said coronavirus guidelines meant The US Republican Party's vote to nominate its presidential candidate this month will be held in private Delegates are due to gather in North Carolina to formally renominate President Donald Trump . The decision marks a significant change for the convention , which historically has worked to draw media

The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the media present, a spokesperson for the Republican National Convention If the GOP decision stands, it will mark the first party nominating convention in modern history to be

The convention is scheduled to run from August 21 to August 24, and will be far more sparsely attended than in previous years, media outlets reported Saturday.

Coronavirus fears have plagued the GOP's efforts to hold the convention, which normally boasts thousands of attendees. Trump has already called off plans to hold a convention speech in Jacksonville, Florida, after the city became a COVID-19 hotspot.

"Given the health restrictions and limitations in place within the state of North Carolina, we are planning for the Charlotte activities to be closed press" for the duration of the weekend," an RNC convention spokesperson told CNN in a statement. "We are happy to let you know if this changes, but we are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events,"

GOP convention in Charlotte closed to press, portions will be livestreamed

  GOP convention in Charlotte closed to press, portions will be livestreamed The dramatically scaled-down Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be closed to the press, a convention spokesperson and Republican official familiar with the plans tell CNN. © Provided by CNN trump rnc convention lgbtq statement orig mewe_00004010.jpg Reporters will not be allowed on site as RNC delegates vote to formally nominate President Donald Trump as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee, but the vote will be livestreamed, the Republican official said.

The first voting of the season is Monday in Iowa. With the threat of conviction removed, Mr. Trump enters the election season as the first impeached president in modern history to face voters. The Republican victory was sealed on Friday just moments after the debate was gaveled open and

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The network dubbed the move "unprecedented in modern American political history." According to the Associated Press, it will be the first time in modern history reporters have been prevented from attending a party nominating convention.

Not only will the events be closed to press, but CNN reported that just roughly one-sixth of the delegates will attend for the vote — just 336 out of the 2,550 total.

The network also reported that the nomination vote will be livestreamed.

The president of the White House Correspondents' Association, Zeke Miller, condemned the decision to bar press from the event in a tweet Saturday evening.

"This is an ill-advised decision that the @GOP @GOPconvention should reconsider. The nomination of a major party presidential candidate is very much the business of the American people," Miller said.

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Texas governor skipping Republican convention

  Texas governor skipping Republican convention Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will not attend the scaled-back Republican National Convention in North Carolina, he said in a letter to GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel."It was an honor being selected to serve as Chair of the Texas Delegation for the 2020 Republican National Convention," Abbott wrote in a letter dated Friday and obtained by the Dallas Morning News. "However, as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, my top priority remains focused on protecting the health and safety of Texans." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The initiative is the first time mainland health officials have assisted Hong Kong in its battle to control the coronavirus. The media will be barred from the Republican national convention where Donald Trump is set to be renominated as presidential candidate later this month, a spokeswoman said on

The media will be barred from the Republican national convention where Donald Trump is set to be renominated as presidential candidate later this month, a Mexico racked up a record number of new confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday, registering more than 9,000 daily cases for the first

Trump says he will accept Republican nomination in North Carolina after all .
The president recently canceled plans to deliver his keynote convention speech in Jacksonville, Fla.The announcement is the latest development in Trump’s Republican National Convention walkback and comes days after the president canceled his plans to host the convention's keynote events in Jacksonville, Fla.

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