President Trump in a phone interview with Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night said that there is “no way” he would cancel the Republican National Convention.
Trump said that the Republican National Committee is “definitely planning” on the event moving forward in August, set to take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are 50,000 people expected to attend.
“We are definitely planning — it’s toward the end of August,” said the President. “Somebody was asking today, ‘Will you cancel your convention?’ I said no way I’m going to cancel the convention.”
“We’re not going to cancel," Trump said. "It's going to be incredible."
"I think we're going to be in great shape long before then," he added.
It’s important to point out that the Democratic National Committee has no plans to cancel its party's convention either.
DNC spokeswoman Katie Peters in a recent interview with The New York Times said that the committee is “exploring a range of contingency options,” such as reducing the number of attendees or possibly making the convention a virtual event.
Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has said that the convention "ought" to go forward.
“We ought to be able to conduct our democratic processes as well as deal with this issue, but look, that decision will be made [based on] the state of the nation at that moment,” he said.