Cities across the country are turning down the opportunity to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, where President TrumpDonald John TrumpPruitt dined with Cardinal accused of sexual abuse: report Kelly: No consideration on leaving White House despite ‘times of great frustration’ Kelly: Trump ’embarrassed’ by Russia probe MORE is expected to be nominated for a second term. The cities that have rejected hosting duties insist Trump and the today’s divisive politics are not factors in their decisions. They instead cite high security costs and disruptions in the normal flow of business and traffic. But Trump is almost certainly a factor in some cities’ decisions to opt out. “Most of the cities that have turned down the RNC are Democratic cities,” said Evan Siegfried, a New York-based Republican strategist. “Their leaders do not want to suffer blowback with their residents for hosting Trump and neither do they want to have local business owners angry because protestors smashed their store windows.” Any convention attracts protestors, but the interest and passion stirred up in the Trump era, breathlessly covered by cable news networks, is expected to attract throngs of presidential critics to a host city in 2020. Adam Bruns, managing editor at Site… Read full this story
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