Kamala Harris gave a pre-rebuttal ahead of Donald Trump‘s Republican National Convention speech on Thursday, saying people were rightfully angry and exhausted after the shooting of Jacob. Trump, meanwhile, declined to comment on the shooting when asked by reporters, but is expected to address the police shooting in his prime time speech.
Trump will formally accept the Republican nomination for president on Thursday night after the women of the White House made their pitch this week in an effort to appeal to the ”suburban housewives” demographic that the campaign is reportedly struggling with in the polls.
Elsewhere, Joe Biden dismissed Nancy Pelosi’s suggestion not to debate the president, saying he was looking forward to confronting Trump on the stage in September and October.
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BREAKING: Protests erupt outside White House as Trump prepares to speak
Massive protests have erupted outside of the White House just as President Donald Trump was set to deliver the final speech of the Republican National Convention.
The demonstrators gathered before the president was expected to accept the Republican Party’s nomination, with protests taking over the Black Lives Matter Plaza near Pennsylvania Avenue.
Protests near the White House were peaceful on Thursday night, as more than a thousand audience members sat outside — many of them disregarding social distancing guidelines and not wearing masks — to watch Mr Trump deliver the headlining speech.
Follow the story as it unfolds.
Justin Vallejo28 August 2020 02:18
is Joe Biden is live-tweeting the RNC?
Justin Vallejo28 August 2020 02:14
Dana White, president of UFC
“Trump may be the only president in modern times who has actually done everything he said he would do during his campaign,” says White.
Going to need some time to go down the list on this one.
Justin Vallejo28 August 2020 02:10
Mitch McConnell wants to talk to you about the war on hamburgers
But we’ll leave that for our Washington bureau to sink its teeth in to. Keep an eye out for that one.
Justin Vallejo28 August 2020 02:06
‘While they call it chaos, president Trump calls it change’ — Dan Scavino
“President Trump is the first leader who’s been too strong, too tough, and too savvy to be crushed by the status quo establishment and the political media class,” says Scavino.
“You know the president cannot be beaten, he’s got a fighting spirit like so many of you do. And winning for America is what he does. While they call it chaos, president Trump calls it change.”
Justin Vallejo28 August 2020 02:00
RNC leaning heavily on the #walkaway campaign on final night of convention
Here’s the Trump campaign’s Brad Parscale chiming in with it’s “just walk away” ad.
Justin Vallejo28 August 2020 01:55
Jeff Van Drew, New Jersey Congressman
Mr Van Drew is continuing this theme, talking about how he was originally a Democrat before switching sides after the “squad” took control of the Democrat party moved it from liberal to radical.
“I noticed things were changing. The Democratic party had become less accepting of American tradition, less believing in American exceptionalism, less supportive of traditional faith and family. This was not the party that I knew,” he said.
“There are a lot of Democrats who support our president and are disgusted for what their old party, what my old party, has become.”
Republicans speaking at the DNC. Democrats speaking at the RNC. Cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria.
Justin Vallejo28 August 2020 01:52
Ja’Ron Smith, former congressional aide
The first speaker is former congressional aide, Ja’Ron Smith, talking about president Trump’s empathy in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
“A moment of national racial consciousness, I have seen his true consciousness. I just wish that everyone could see the deep empathy he shows to families whose loved ones were killed in senseless violence,” Mr Smith said.
“President Trump has made it clear that if you want safe communities, you must have police departments with the highest standards.”
The early part of the final night is positioning the GOP as a transformed party, with videos echoing Mr Smith’s message.
“Growing up, I’d never really known a Republican, I’d heard all the stereotypes. It took a meeting of Republicans who share my values to show me I was wrong,” Mr Smith said.
Justin Vallejo28 August 2020 01:47
OPINION: Trump is hardly doing America any good right now. But neither is Nancy Pelosi
For Independent Voices, John T Bennet writes that both the president and the speaker of the house have chosen to fiddle while the economy burns.
Justin Vallejo28 August 2020 01:45
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