Eye Opener: Trump cancels Jacksonville portion of Republican National Convention

Credit: CBS News- Published on July 24, 2020
President Trump called off the Jacksonville, Florida component of the Republican National Convention amid the state's surge in COVID-19 cases. Also, the United States surpassed 4 million reported coronavirus cases. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
Advertisement

Video credit: Wibbitz Studio
Published on July 24, 2020 -  01:02
Trump Cancels Republican Convention in Florida
Trump Cancels Republican Convention in Florida President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of the Jacksonville convention on Thursday. Donald Trump, via 'The New York Times' Trump was responsible for moving the convention from North Carolina to Florida after North Carolina officials demanded health precautions be implemented. Florida has the third-most cases of coronavirus in the U.S., with nearly 390,000 as of Friday morning. North Carolina reported 109,000 cases as of Friday morning. The convention is now moving back to North Carolina. The exact details have not been released, but Trump hinted that it would be a virtual event. Trump's reversal of course follows months of minimizing the pandemic. Other reversals this week by Trump included suggesting that people wear a mask in public.

You are here


Related videos from verified sources

Ex-RNC Chair Confronts Reality Of Herman Cain’s Death 01:21
Credit: HuffPost NOW News - Published on July 31, 2020 


First presidential debate to be held at Case Western, Cleveland Clinic's Health Education Campus Sept. 29 00:29
Credit: WEWS NewsChannel5 - Published on July 28, 2020 


Inside Trump's About-Face on the Republican Convention in Jacksonville 01:13
Credit: The New York Times - Published on July 25, 2020 


Related news from verified sources

President Trump says he is canceling the Jacksonville portion of the Republican National Convention, citing what he called a "flare-up" of coronavirus cases in...
on July 23, 2020 • CBS News

President Trump cancelled the Jacksonville, Florida portion of the Republican National Convention over rising coronavirus fears, but he's still urging schools to...
on July 24, 2020 • CBS News

You might like