ZEKE MILLER and BRENDAN FARRINGTON
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to the coronavirus threat, President Donald Trump on Thursday scrapped plans for a four-night Republican National Convention celebration in Florida that had been set to draw more than 10,000 people to a pandemic hot spot to mark his renomination.
Trump had already moved the convention's public events out of North Carolina because of virus concerns. But the spiking virus shifted south, too, and the planned gathering in Jacksonville increasingly appeared to be both a health and political risk.
"It's a different world, and it will be for a little while," Trump said, explaining his decision at a White House coronavirus briefing. "To have a big convention is not the right time."
A small subset of GOP delegates