North Carolina governor must decide 'within a week' about RNC : Trump

President Trump said the Republican party needed “a fast decision” from North Carolina’s governor on whether the party could hold its convention in the state.
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Transcript for North Carolina governor must decide 'within a week' about RNC : Trump
Mr. President how Long Will you give North Carolina governor Roy Cooper. To provide you with the information that you in the RNC are asking for. Before you decide to look elsewhere for a venue for the RNC convention in August. Well as you know we don't have much time because we have to know that it would suspend. Millions of dollars on an arena we want to be in North Carolina allowed North Carolina one North Carolina we just had a big. Two races that we walk won recently for congress in North Carolina. Two very big races that the press didn't want to report where would allow us that would have been the biggest story in political history. But we just won two races as a very important place to me I love North Carolina. Backed my son Eric. And Laura named a baby Carolina. And came from I think both but she was born in North Carolina as you know are. So as a very important place to me but at the same time and I think that people understand this we have a governor that doesn't want to open up the state. And we have a date of August and the end of August and we have to know -- always been millions and millions of dollars on an arena. To make it. Magnificent. For the convention. And we have tremendous people I mean that the economic development consequences are tremendous for this state. We have to know that when the people come down they're gonna have the doors open. Now if the governor can't tell us very soon. Unfortunately lab no choices has nothing to do it justice is between the governor. And North Carolina and the people of North Carolina. But the people want it. And we'll have to see whether or not the governor and he's a Democrat. A lot of the Democrats for political reasons don't want to open up this State's so we'll see if that works but I don't think it well. I'd left Abbott and North Carolina that was why does it Charlotte. But we're gives me literacy and at the end. We need a fast decision from the governor who's gonna have to. Because he's he's been acting very very slowly and very suspiciously but we'll find out questions what's it should terms of soon are we talking a week Luigi I mean we can't take we're talking about a very short period of time. It's a massive expenditure. And we have to note I would say within a week that certainly we have to know now he can't do it if he feels that he's not going to do it. Or asked to do is tell us in the lab to pick another location we'll tell you a lot of locations want to. But I think North Carolina because I do of that state and it would have been a perfect place sport and it still what they. But he's got to say that you know. When thousands of people come to the arena that they'll be able to get it does that make sense and mean you know we have spent. Millions and millions of dollars on this magnificent design. But in the and they have to be able to get in I don't want to have it where we get there and then they announce. After all the money was spent all the work was done all the people travel and guess what you can't put anybody in the arena or you can put a tiny number of people in the arena. We can't do that yet.

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