‘Trump’s empathic’ and other takeaways from day one of Republican National Convention
The main message Republican National Convention wanted to convey was— vote for Trump. Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley wasted no time in drawing a stark contrast with the Democrats’ convention last week. She went on to say that it was fashionable to say America is racist, but that’s a lie.
"This is personal for me. I am the proud daughter of Indian immigrants. They came to America and settled in a small southern town. My father wore a turban. My mother wore a sari. I was a brown girl in a black and white world," she went on to say at the mainly virtual convention.
At the convention, the Republican Party renominated President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for a second term in office. Haley contrasted Trump and Biden on foreign policy, and said that the Democratic nominee is “a godsend to everyone who wants America to apologise, abstain, and abandon our values,” she added.
The evening was filled with fiery endorsements of Trump, while speakers also talked of the ruins the country would be in under a Biden presidency.
Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only Black Republican in the Senate and the lawmaker said this election wasn’t just about Trump and Biden, “It’s about the promise of America. It’s about you and me. Our challenges and heartbreaks, hopes and dreams”. Scott went on to say that Biden-Harris regimen would “turn our country into a socialist utopia.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle, a Trump campaign fundraiser and the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. said the election is a battle for the soul of America.
Georgia Democrat Vernon Jones of African-American descent said why he supported Donald Trump. He said, “The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave the mental Plantation they’ve had us on for decades.”
Two speakers— a nurse from West Virginia and a surgeon from Louisiana lauded the steps Trump took to abate the impact of the coronavirus like expanding telehealth options and speeding up approvals for therapeutics such as Remdesivir. Another speaker, a father who lost his daughter at the Parkland school shooting in 2018, portrayed Trump as an empathic leader who takes the time to listen to grieving parents, even though he puts on a hardened front.