The radically left Arizona Republic newspaper headlined its Page One coverage: “Trump and GOP cast dark warnings.”
At a scaled-down 2020 convention kickoff held in the omnipresent shadow of the Coronavirus, the mood remained upbeat for supporters of President Trump. Speakers on behalf of the president gave moving speeches, including former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley; Andrew Pollack, an impassioned school safety advocate whose daughter, Meadow, was among 17 murdered at her Florida high school; and former pro football player Herschel Walker, a decades-long friend of the president.
Rather than the nearly 2,500 regular delegates, only 336 delegates — six from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories — have been invited to cast proxy votes at the Charlotte Convention Center. But social distancing, masks and rigorous safety measures didn‘t dampen the enthusiasm of either the delegates or the featured speakers.
First Lady Melania Trump will speak today from the White House Rose Garden. Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence will give his address from historic Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where in 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the words to what became our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Many others will address the national audience today, including Arizonan Mary Ann Mendoza who lost her Mesa police officer son, Brandon, in a crash with an illegal alien, wrong-way drunk driver, with a long criminal history. Following the tragedy, she wrote a letter to then-President Barack Obama requesting that illegal aliens not be allowed to register vehicles. That same week, agenda-driven, saboteur Obama requested $3.7 billion for illegal invaders. Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, endorsed by Obama, has been exhibiting disturbing cognitive difficulties, making him an obedient follower.
President Donald Trump will deliver his acceptance speech on Thursday from the White House South Lawn.