Gov. Cooper: Trump’s coronavirus strategy ‘nonexistent'

Gov. Cooper: Trump’s coronavirus strategy ‘nonexistent'
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has responded to tweets from President Donald Trump threatening to pull the Republican National Convention (RNC) from Charlotte if the state cannot guarantee full attendance at the convention. (Source: WBTV)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper believes President Donald Trump does not have a clear plan to address the coronavirus pandemic.

“I like the fact that he did provide some help for hurricane recovery in North Carolina. I do like the push for a vaccine. But most of the federal strategy that we’ve had during this pandemic has been nonexistent,” Cooper said during a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Cooper described his efforts to ensure the Republican National Convention was held safely and explained why he supports former Vice President Joe Biden.

Cooper is running for reelection against Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and criticized him for not taking safety precautions and wearing masks at political events.

Cooper said he doesn’t plan to resume in-person campaign events between now and the November general election.

Forest declined an interview request, and his campaign dismissed concerns about safety at his events.

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