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President Donald Trump openly warned that the Republican National Convention in North Carolina would be “reluctantly forced” to find a new site for the event if North Carolina’s Governor can’t guarantee that the party will be allowed in “full attendance,” according to Fox News.

The convention is set to be held on August 24 in Charlotte.

Trump took to Twitter to address Democratic Governor Roy Cooper, noting that the city is in “Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed … full attendance in the Arena.”

He continued, “[Planners] must be immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied. If not, we will be reluctantly forced … to find, with all of the jobs and economic development it brings, another Republican National Convention site. This is not something I want to do. Thank you, and I LOVE the people of North Carolina!”

“As the Governor said, pandemics cannot be political,” spokeswoman Sadie Weiner told the Charlotte Observer.

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“North Carolina is using the data and the science based on White House guidance to inform our three-phased approach to lifting restrictions. The health and safety of North Carolinians is the top priority as we battle COVID-19.”



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“We are fully committed to an in-person event in August,” a GOP convention official recently told Fox News. “We’re forging ahead as originally planned.”

“We’re going to see how factors are on the ground and also get guidance from the mayor and the governor a little bit closer to the convention,” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.

More from Fox News:

Vice President Mike Pence, asked about Trump’s Twitter warning Monday on “Fox & Friends,” reiterated that the conventions take “many months” of planning, and said it’s “absolutely essential” that those organizers have a sense of what’s allowed.

He said the team looks forward to a “swift response” from the governor, and stressed that they could, if necessary, move the convention to a state that’s “further along on reopening and [that] can say with confidence that we can gather there.”

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Meanwhile, the DNC wrestles with the decision of whether to settle for a virtual convention in three months or pack thousands in an indoor stadium in Milwaukee to formally nominate former Vice President Joe Biden. But the RNC has been committed to maintaining an in-person convention.