President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to make a decision “within a week” on whether he will allow the Republican National Convention to operate at full capacity.
Trump tweeted Monday that he is considering pulling the Convention out of Charlotte in favor of a new locale if Cooper does not ease social distancing orders, and the president confirmed Tuesday that he “would love to have it in North Carolina,” but needs a “fast decision from the governor.” (RELATED: Trump Threatens To Pull Republican National Convention Out Of North Carolina)
“It’s a massive expenditure, and we need to know,” he continued. “Within a week. Certainly we have to know.”
“If he feels that he’s not going to do it, all he has to do is tell us and we will have to pick another location.”
The Republican National Committee told Daily Caller Monday they want to hold the Convention in Charlotte, but “need the governor to provide assurances that it can occur.”
“We will need some answers sooner rather than later, or we will be forced to consider other options,” a spokesman explained.