Trump calls off Florida segment of Republican National Convention

Published on July 24, 2020 - Duration: 00:59s

Trump calls off Florida segment of Republican National Convention

US President Donald Trump has scrapped plans for a four-night RepublicanNational Convention celebration in Florida that had been set to draw more than10,000 people to a pandemic hot spot to mark his renomination.

Mr Trump hadalready moved the conventionโ€™s public events out of North Carolina because ofvirus concerns.

But the spiking virus shifted south, too, and the plannedgathering in Jacksonville increasingly appeared to be both a health andpolitical risk.

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