On Sunday, a top Trump administration health official said it was not clear whether it will be safe to hold the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville next month.
As Florida continues to see record numbers of coronavirus cases, Stephen Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, also refused to confirm President Donald Trump’s claim that 99% of coronavirus cases were harmless and called the situation a “serious problem.” Hahn was asked if it would be safe to hold the typically large RNC gathering in just seven weeks due to record numbers of people testing positive for the virus in Jacksonville and across Florida, “I think it’s too early to tell,” Hahn said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program. “We will have to see how this unfolds in Florida and elsewhere around the country.”
The Republican Party moved most of the convention activities to Jacksonville from Charlotte after a battle over coronavirus safety concerns with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.
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