The North Carolina Republican Party fully supports President Trump's decision to cancel the RNC Celebration events in Jacksonville out of concerns arising from the spread of COVID-19 in Florida.
You've seen a lot of polls in Florida, including two polls today where voters said 62- to 34%, they thought it would be unsafe to hold the Republican convention in Jacksonville.
Trump pulled the convention from North Carolina in early June.
"And we're going to do some other things with tele-rallies and online - the week that we are discussing, which will be really good", Trump continued.
His decision Thursday marks a complete reversal after insisting for months that an in-person acceptance speech be delivered before a massive crowd.
The president said he spoke to Florida Gov. Ron Desantis about the decision, adding the state will "be doing very well very shortly".
The convention was scheduled for August 24-27, but Florida is among Sun Belt and western states that recently have seen significant spikes in coronavirus cases and deaths.
"The timing is not right, just not right with what happened recently with a flare up in Florida", Trump said.
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"I just felt that it was wrong to have people to got to a hot spot", Trump said.
Pared-back events in Charlotte will still be held, Trump said.
"We appreciate President Donald Trump considering our public health and safety concerns in making this incredibly hard decision".
On Thursday, Trump announced he's canceling the convention for the same reason.
Trump's rival for the presidency, Democrat Joe Biden, blasted his handling of the pandemic in a campaign video aired on Thursday.
Trump reported Republicans would nonetheless meet in Charlotte as prepared on the 1st working day of the 4-working day convention to deal with formal enterprise.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, a former chair of the Florida Republican Party, said he appreciated Trump "putting health and public safety first".
Campaign supervisor Monthly bill Stepien and Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel satisfied with Trump a short while ago, telling him it was however feasible to go forward with the convention but that canceling was also still an choice, according a GOP source with expertise of the method. So he moved it to Jacksonville, a more Republican-friendly city.