President Trump’s threat to move the Republican convention from Charlotte, North Carolina, sent chills through a business community already suffering from COVID-19 shutdowns.
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“With the way the media hates President Trump, if taking hydroxychloroquine was truly bad for him, they’d be encouraging it rather than having a meltdown,” one GOP hopeful tweeted.
“The president’s clearly afraid that if people actually turn out and vote he’ll lose,” said Jeff Timmer, a former executive director of the Michigan Republican Party.
"I think it's very unfortunate that this pandemic is exacerbating political partisan differences," said Dr. Timothy Brewer, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at UCLA.
“I think the coronavirus thing has been advantageous to him from a political standpoint," said Montana Senate President Scott Sales.