A Charlotte Observer editorial advises North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) to call President Trump’s bluff on needing a “guarantee” that Republicans can hold a 50,000 person convention in the state with the only answer he can provide right now: No.
“The alternative – giving an unqualified nod to the convention – is untenable. No one, including Trump and Cooper, knows what COVID-19 will look like late this summer. It’s possible North Carolina could see the kind of coronavirus progress that allows for a large-scale indoor event to be safely held here. It’s just as possible that loosening restrictions in May and June could result in a spike of infections in July and August, and that the convention will be unsafe for Charlotte and its global guests.”Save to Favorites