RNC 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Public health experts expressed concern Friday about President Donald Trump’s largely mask-free, socially un-distanced Republican convention event at the White House. Experts say that some of his 1,500 guests may have inadvertently brought and spread the coronavirus to others.
While talking about his policies and achievements in the last 4 years, President Donald Trump on Friday said that if re-elected he would impose tariffs on any company that leaves the United States to create jobs elsewhere.“We will impose tariffs on any company that leaves America to produce jobs overseas,” we’ll make sure our companies and jobs stay in our country, as I’ve already been doing. Joe Biden’s agenda is Made in China. My agenda is Made in the USA.” Keeping in tone with the rest of the Republican convention, President Donald Trump attacked Democratic rival Joe Biden and warned of a lawless and dangerous America if Biden becomes the president.
As President Donald Trump criticised his rival at the White House, Biden struck back on Twitter, writing, “When Donald Trump says tonight you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America, look around and ask yourself: How safe do you feel in Donald Trump’s America?” Criticizing Donald Trump for not doing enough to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Joe Biden said, “From the moment COVID-19 emerged, President Trump downplayed the threat it posed, refused to listen to the experts, and failed to take action to contain its spread. Now, we’re paying the price.”
Addressing a crowd of over 1,000 people at the White House, US President Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican presidential nomination and expressed his profound gratitude to the people. “My fellow Americans, tonight, with a heart full of gratitude and boundless optimism, I profoundly accept this nomination for president of the United States,” Trump said. Trump commenced his speech by acknowledging the “great progress” that has been made in the last “4 incredible years, and painted a picture of growth and optimism for the coming four years if elected.
Meanwhile, America’s first daughter Ivanka Trump in her speech introducing her father on the final day of Republican National Convention said that he is not a traditional politician who just blames the other side, but gets results. Echoing her father’s 2016 campaign motto, Ivanka started her speech by saying that Donald Trump came to Washington for one reason- “To Make America Great Again.” Ivanka like many other Republicans highlighted the “honesty” and “straightforwardness” for the 45th US president. “Whether you agree with him or not you know where he stands” Ivanka said. “I recognise that his communication style is not to everyone’s taste and his tweets can feel a bit unfiltered but the results speak for themselves.”