Lenny Curry

Trump spikes Jacksonville convention for GOP; because of COVID, ‘it’s not the right time,’ he says

BY: - July 23, 2020

The Republican National Convention won’t come to Jacksonville after all. President Trump has pulled the plug, citing the COVID-19 “flare-up in Florida.” During a COVID briefing at the White House, Trump said his advisers had shown him “absolutely beautiful” plans for the proceedings. “I never thought we could have something look so good so fast […]

COMMENTARY

Excuse us, Trump’s America — your white sheet is showing

BY: - June 15, 2020

Later this summer, on Aug. 27, Donald Trump will deliver a speech accepting the Republican Party nomination for re-election in Jacksonville — named for a genocidal slave-holder — on the 60th anniversary of the day the Ku Klux Klan and a mob of fellow-traveling white folks beat peaceful civil rights protesters with ax handles. Later […]

Report: GOP has ‘tentatively settled on Jacksonville’ for Trump’s big RNC party; but some say, ‘We can do without it’

BY: - June 10, 2020

It looks increasingly likely that the Republican Party will move its August convention, at least in part, to Jacksonville following reports by The Washington Post and Republican Party of Florida, though not everyone is a fan. As the Florida Phoenix has reported, Gov. Ron DeSantis has been leading cheers for bringing the convention — and […]

Gov. DeSantis turns pugnacious, slams ‘misleading narratives’ about COVID-19 in Florida

BY: - May 1, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled to Little Talbot Island State Park Friday to announce that he will reopen Florida’s state parks Monday as part of his broader loosening of COVID-19 rules, and took the opportunity to bash critics  including the national news media. Appearing during a news conference with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Florida National […]