Trump demands Republican convention ‘with no masks or social distancing’ despite coronavirus pandemic

It’s really quite amazing to see somebody whose every thought and impulse is just so very wrong on every single level.

Donald Trump is demanding a packed Republican national convention with “no face coverings and no social distancing”, North Carolina’s governor’s office has said.

The US president spoke with Democrat governor Roy Cooper by phone, the office revealed, where they discussed the scheduled August convention in Charlotte.

Mr Trump insisted on the lack of Covid-19 measures because he does not want to see signs of the pandemic in his renomination audience, a spokesperson for Mr Cooper said.