Trump cancels Jacksonville convention over COVID-19 fears, but still urges schools to reopen

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President Trump cancelled the Jacksonville, Florida portion of the Republican National Convention over rising coronavirus fears, but he's still urging schools to reopen in the fall. The president has softened his demands for places where the virus is surging, but the latest CDC guidance strongly encourages schools to open up. Ben...
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Published on July 24, 2020 -  01:03
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.

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