The Republican National Committee announced on Thursday night in a news release, that President Donald Trump will accept the nomination of the Republican Party in Jacksonville, Florida. 

“We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion in the great city of Jacksonville,” RNC Chair Ronna McDanie said in the news release. “Not only does Florida hold a special place in President Trump’s heart as his home state, but it is crucial in the path to victory in 2020. We look forward to bringing this great celebration and economic boon to the Sunshine State in just a few short months.”

Trump, according to the news release, will deliver his speech in the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, which can hold 15,000 people. 

The move to Jacksonville was the result of the GOP pulling out its convention from Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina rejected Trump’s demand that the convention be held on Aug 14-27 without coronavirus restrictions. 

Governor Ron De Santis of Florida and Mayor Lenny Curry of Jacksonville both welcomed the idea of hosting the convention. 

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