Florida, Georgia court GOP convention after Trump clashes with North Carolina

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Two Republican governors, Brian Kemp of Georgia and Ron DeSantis of Florida, on Tuesday asked President Trump to consider moving the August GOP convention to their states.

The invitations came after Trump threatened to move his 2020 nominating convention out of North Carolina unless Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, guarantees he will ease anti-coronavirus restrictions enough to allow Republicans to fill the arena in Charlotte where the event is scheduled to be held.

“With world-class facilities, restaurants, hotels, and workforce, Georgia would be honored to safely host the Republican National Convention,” Kemp tweeted.

“We hope you will consider the Peach State, @realDonaldTrump!”

Atlanta’s Democratic mayor said Kemp’s offer was out of sync with the city’s reopening plan.

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