first_imgPresident Trump announced during a news conference Thursday afternoon that he has cancelled parts of the Republican National Convention that were scheduled to take place in Jacksonville next month, citing a “flare-up” of the coronavirus in the state.He added that convention events will still be held in Raleigh, North Carolina.“To have a big convention is not the right time,” Trump said of the Jacksonville cancellation.The commander-in-chief moved parts of the GOP convention to Florida last month during a dispute with North Carolina’s Democratic leaders over holding an indoor event with maskless supporters.LIVE: President @realDonaldTrump holds a news conference— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 23, 2020 However, those plans were gradually reduced as virus cases spiked in Florida and much of the country over the last month.A small group of GOP delegates will still gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, to formally renominate the president on Aug. 24.Trump says he will deliver an acceptance speech in an alternate form.This is a developing story.last_img