2020 RNC

The Charlotte City Council Monday night approved a resolution that condemned President Trump, saying he used “racist and xenophobic language.”

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, right, hugs RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, left, during a news conference for the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.
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The Republican National Convention will be held in North Carolina's largest city in August 2020 and party leaders said Monday they'll gather with an eye on nominating President Donald Trump for a second term.

Charlotte, N.C., the state's largest city
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Updated 1:22 p.m. | July 20, 2018

Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

People walk past a group of Trump and RNC supporters outside city hall during a public forum before the Charlotte City Council votes whether to host the 2020 Republican National Convention at a meeting in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, July 16, 2018. (
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A divided North Carolina city council narrowly approved a bid Monday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, a decision that followed nearly two hours of comments pro and con from local residents and council members.

The City Council could vote as early as Monday on contracts required to host the Republican National Convention in 2020.  The action comes amid reports that Charlotte is the favorite to be nominated for the event, and as council members debate whether hosting it is a good idea.