Trump cancels Jacksonville, Florida, portion of Republican convention – live

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Trump had initially lobbied for a full-scale convention, packed with guests without face-coverings. In early June, when North Carolina’s Democratic governor Roy Cooper said that would be impossible to arrange amid a pandemic, noting in a letter to the RNC that “it is unlikely that we would be to the point at the end of August to be able to have a jam-packed 19,000-person convention,” Trump said they were “forced” to choose a different city to host the event.

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That’s it for the briefing. Trump said he’ll throw the first pitch at Yankee Stadium August 15.

Earlier today, Dr. Anthony Fauci - the health official in charge of the US response to the coronavirus pandemic who has been sidelined during these daily briefings - threw the first pitch at the Washington National’s game.

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