Trump Cancels Jacksonville RNC Event As Florida Sees Record High Daily Infections : NPR

[ad_1] President Trump announced he is canceling the Republican National Convention celebrations in Jacksonville, Florida next month. Florida registered a record 173 daily coronavirus deaths on Thursday. DAVID GREENE, HOST: President Trump has told Republicans to scrap plans for a celebration event in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of this year’s GOP convention. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED … Read more

Jacksonville Residents Nervous As The City Prepares For The RNC : NPR

[ad_1] Jacksonville, Fla., took on hosting the Republican National Convention at short notice. The city’s preparations aren’t inspiring confidence in residents and even local law enforcement. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: The city of Jacksonville, Fla., is getting ready for a scaled-back version of the Republican National Convention. Some residents there were excited about the opportunity because … Read more

RNC Mostly Canceled Due To Coronavirus Surge in Florida. : NPR

[ad_1] President Trump speaks during a news conference Thursday at the White House. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP President Trump speaks during a news conference Thursday at the White House. Evan Vucci/AP Updated at 5:56 p.m. ET The Jacksonville, Fla., component of the Republican National Convention has been canceled, President Trump announced … Read more