Washington: President Donald Trump was scheduled to top the Republican National Convention Thursday with an acceptance speech to run for the White House for a second term. The speakers, including many of his family members, preceding him made a case why Americans should give him four more years.
Vice President Mike Pence, in his own renomination speech Wednesday argued that people will not be safe in Biden’s America. The violence seen in cities like Portland and Kenosha must stop, he said and vowed that he and President Trump would always support police.
President Trump and First Lady Melania made a surprise appearance at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry following the Vice President’s speech.
But it was left to the First Lady to apply a healing touch when so many Americans are suffering because of Covid-19 pandemic and racial unrest rages on. Speaking on Tuesday from the White House, she said, “My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering. I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you are not alone.” Then making a pitch for her husband’s re-election, she added, “Donald will not rest until he has done all he can to take care of everyone impacted by this terrible pandemic.”
Acknowledging racial unrest, another issue largely ignored at the RNC, she encouraged Americans to “take a moment, pause and look at things from all perspectives. Stop the violence, and the looting being done in the name of justice.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed RNC from Israel Tuesday, and claimed that President Trump’s “America First” policy has had a positive benefit around the world, from holding China accountable for its role in the coronavirus pandemic to defeating the Islamic State. Speaking against the backdrop of Jerusalem‘s Old City, he highlighted several of Trump’s notable efforts, including strengthening NATO, providing defensive weapons to Ukraine, to killing top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike. Trump’s America First policy “may not have made him popular in every foreign capital, but it’s worked,” Pompeo said.