The Trump orchestrated Republican convention for this year ended with the President vying for a second term election filled his acceptance speech with false claims and attacks on his Democratic rival while breaking ethics in the name of his political agenda.
Compare to the second and third night of the convention, Thursday’s festivities matched accordingly to its theme – “Land of the Greatness,” coupled with Ann Dorn’s emotional speech and some patriotic videos that came along to celebrate American greatness. Just like all the other nights, Donald Trump starred the show, but unlike some of his other speeches, the one he delivered to ‘profoundly’ accept his party’s nomination was basically like the State of the Union’s – long and not well-delivered.
As expected for someone who wants to regain the White House, Trump boasts his accomplishments in his first three years in office while comparing it to his Democratic rival Joe Biden’s decade long political career. The 70-minute speech delivered at the South Lawn sends out a different message from Americans across the country as it was used to excoriate Biden, but it felt like Trump, with how he framed Biden to be, were the scrappy challenger. It carried a very familiar tone – repetitive, flat, and at times, emotionless.
Add another broken norm: this speech is pretty standard issue so far for Trump, absent the lyricism and poetry -- and just different rhetoric -- of many convention speeches.— Cathleen Decker (@cathleendecker) August 28, 2020
He called Joe Biden as “the destroyer of American greatness” who “took the donations of blue-collar workers, gave them hugs and even kisses,” while promising to heal and strengthen the law and order of the nation. He painted the election as an existential choice between lawlessness and law and order while capping off four days of a convention centered around re-framing the history of not only the last few months but the president's first term in office, ABC News said.
Contrary to Biden who never mentioned Trump on his acceptance speech last week, the Republican President dropped his name 40 times in these entire address over baseless grounds as a candidate who would defund the police, challenge experts handling the pandemic issues, raise taxes for all Americans and a “Trojan horse for socialism.”
This administration has been defined by its poor and mismanagement to two issues that rocked the nation in the past months – the Coronavirus and the racial injustice. Experts viewed that this might have a material impact on the outcome of this November 2020 election. While the President address America at the White House, screaming protesters gathered outside to call for justice; Trump, not even once, mentioned names of the Black Americans who died in the hands of the police in an address considered as second-longest delivered in the convention's history. His attention focused more on the police officers who “every day risk their lives to keep us safe, and every year many sacrifice their lives in the line of duty.”
People sitting in the crowd on the South Lawn can hear the wail of sirens outside the White House complex, where protests are taking place.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 28, 2020
The Republican officials invited to speak in this week’s convention did not dig deeper about one topic that may hurt, and change the entire landscape of their standard bearer’s political ambition for re-election this 2020; this administration stands on the coronavirus issue. The First Lady sent her deepest sympathy to families who lost a loved one to the worst pandemic to hit the world in the century while her husband, continued to convey misleading information of how his alleged response to his so-called “China virus” saved jobs and protected the economy. A pandemic that took the lives of almost 180,000 Americans as the country faces 5 million cases as of press time. He defended his administration for having a different approach in combating this invisible enemy, “my administration has a very different approach. To save as many lives as possible we are focusing on the science, the facts, and the data. We are aggressively sheltering those at highest risk, especially the elderly, allowing lower-risk Americans to safely return to work and school, and we want to see so many of those great states be opened by Democrats.” Just recently, Trump authorized the convalescent plasma as a treatment to COVID-19 patients to fast track and meet the demands of this situation.
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?— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 28, 2020
A decision that was not positively received by the scientific community. With full confidence, he informed the public that his administration, “are delivering lifesaving therapies and will produce a vaccine before the end of the year, or maybe even sooner… - a safe and effective vaccine.” A remark applauded by more than one thousand attendees, seated closely together, without physical distancing in mind, while some showed up without wearing their masks.
American voters anticipated Trump to unveil his second-term agenda as the Republican convention meets its end, the only thing he was able to say to the millions watching was, “We will again build the greatest economy in history, quickly returning to full employment, soaring incomes and record prosperity. We will defend America against all threats and protect America against all dangers. We will lead America into new frontiers of ambition and discovery, and we will reach four new heights of national achievement. We will rekindle faith in our values, new pride in our history, and a new spirit of unity that can only be realized through love for our great country.”
The last day of the GOP assembly portrayed Donald Trump’s brand of presidency and leadership. After all, this week is about him, as Biden said before, “he will wake up every day believing the job is all about him. Never about you.”
"I will never forgive him for what he did at the White House tonight," @clairecmc says of President Trump's #RNC2020 address. "Turning the White House into a sleazy political function is not what this country is all about."https://t.co/xGE0bxG5k0— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 28, 2020
He had the boldness to challenge protocols and ethical standards to push through his plan to use the White House, as a backdrop of his rally to regain power, “a perfect metaphor for how Trump has handled the presidency: with total audacity -- and no regard for how his actions will change the lines of acceptable conduct for whoever follows him in the office,” as CNN Editor-at-large Chris Cillizza puts it. With certainty, he closed his speech declaring that in the next four years, the world will see a safer, stronger, and prouder America. “We will reach stunning new heights, and we will show the world that for America there is a dream, and it is not beyond your reach. Together, we are unstoppable. Together, we are unbeatable. Because together, we are the proud citizens of the United States of America, … I am very proud to be the nominee of the Republican Party.”