The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced on Friday that it will hold the party's 2020 convention in Charlotte, N.C.
The vote to hold the GOP convention in Charlotte had been fiercely opposed by some Charlotte residents because of opposition to Trump’s policies on immigrants detained at the border, his comments normalizing white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville, Va., and the risk to public safety.
But proponents, including taxi and hotel owners, cited the potential economic stimulus that an influx of delegates, media and Republican supporters would bring to the city.
Charlotte was one of only two cities mounting a bid, along with Las Vegas, and the only city where local government leaders have expressed an interest in hosting the convention.
Democrats, meanwhile, are down to three cities for their 2020 presidential nominating convention: Houston, Miami Beach and Milwaukee.