In a statement at the White House on July 23, 2020, President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of 2020 Republican National Convention events in Jacksonville. Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams released this joint statement in response:
"We appreciate President Donald Trump considering our public health and safety concerns in making this incredibly difficult decision. As always, in Jacksonville public safety is our number one priority. President Trump has once again reaffirmed his commitment to the safety of Jacksonville, Florida and the people of the United States of America."