On the second to the last night of the Republican Convention: Vice President Mike Pence accepted the Party’s renomination for the vice-presidential office, Trump’s fourth Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany delivered an emotional dialogue that describes the Republican President as a supportive and caring person, and Senior White House advisor Kellyanne Conway addressed her last speech as she is bound to vacate her post end of this month.
Vice President Mike Pence delivered his speech at the hallowed grounds of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, a historic site of a battle in the war of 1812 that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the Star-Spangled Banner. This night’s theme focused on: America's land of heroes, which showed the heavy symbolism used by Pence, as he had chosen, the American history site as a backdrop of his acceptance speech for the GOP’s vice-presidential nomination.
Pence's speech featured Donald Trump's fictional character as a president, and his governance while aiming at Joe Biden, on issues hurting their current administration. He pointed out that Joe Biden said we were living through a "season of American darkness," but as President Trump said, "where Joe Biden sees American darkness, we see American greatness." As the incumbent VP, Pence defended his boss on issues they poorly acted upon on – Coronavirus and racial injustice. He claimed that Trump deserves another four years in office, for he is “a president who believes in America. Who believes in the boundless capacity of the American people to meet any challenge, defeat any foe, and defend the freedoms we all hold dear.” With almost 180,000 deaths recorded under this administration, due to coronavirus, Pence sided the lack of leadership and poor management of Trump towards this pandemic; while highlighting the steps they are taking to combat the respiratory disease, including the convalescent plasma approved recently.
Pence disagrees with health experts, Joe Biden, and science, and promises a coronavirus miracle. pic.twitter.com/y8pu782KJF— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 27, 2020
He criticized Joe Biden, who said last week that, "no miracle is coming," under Trump’s government - a government that specializes in undermining experts and focuses on challenging science, rather than finding a resolution on this pandemic. He was quick to drop a bold promise: “America is a nation of miracles, and we're on track to have the world's first safe, effective coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year.”
One of the women who made an appearance that night and made a case for the Republican president was his longest-serving aid, Kellyanne Conway. Conway released a message on Sunday about her decision to leave the White House to focus more on her family. As expected, Conway, as a staunch ally of the Trump administration, projected a Donald Trump who is a champion for women. On Monday, the First Lady gave a speech at an art exhibit she unveiled. She said that her husband acknowledges women's participation in his administration, and supports women empowerment, by elevating women to hold the high ranking post under his team, just like Conway.
RNC Live: GOP using Day 3 of convention to focus on attracting female voters https://t.co/PIgDXkoKRn— Detroit Free Press (@freep) August 27, 2020
The former senior advisor, being a known republican strategist who engineered Trump's 2016 victory Conway said, with full conviction, that "President Trump helped me shatter a barrier in the world of politics by empowering me to manage his campaign to its successful conclusion." And ended with "he has stood by me and he will stand up for you," a call to women, who in recent polls, voted unfavorably against the incumbent president's leadership and governance.
Another known personality who persuaded voters for Trump was his fourth Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany. In her impassioned speech, McEnany detailed how Trump gave support and care for her at that time when she underwent a preventative double mastectomy. She painted a far different Trump that oftentimes portrayed as a bully who insults women, to a leader who “loves the American people, stands by Americans with preexisting conditions, and supports working moms.”
Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer, in his column said that the only consistent in this convention is that every speaker has offered a view of the President that, no matter how divorced from reality, is the view he's always wanted to see depicted on television. Trump's self-produced television show -- with his editors and himself as the casting director -- has achieved what the President otherwise cannot, despite complaints about media coverage and venting sessions to aides. Speakers describe a President who did not ignore the coronavirus pandemic, has not stoked racial tensions, and generally acts like a different president than the one seen on television every day.