Republicans’ 336 Delegates Enter Convention Semi-Bubble
Testing, temperature checks and digital tracking tools are in use at the Republican National Convention physical site in Charlotte, North Carolina, to try to control coronavirus spread. President Donald Trump will make his case for reelection virtually, due to the pandemic.
Hundreds Of GOP Delegates Journey To Charlotte Semi-Bubble For Scaled-Down Convention
Delegates arriving in Charlotte for the scaled down, in-person portion of the Republican National Convention aren't being greeted by the Charlotte mayor or even business leaders. Instead, they are ushered into a purple tent outside the downtown Westin hotel. That's where they are given a coronavirus test — even though they already had to take a self-swab COVID test at home before getting on a plane. (Harrison, 8/23)
Convention Gives Trump A Chance To Explain How He'll Make America Great Again, Again
The last three American presidents all won reelection, and they all knew voters would reward them, not for their accomplishments, but for their future plans. ... At this week's Republican National Convention, President Trump will get a chance to not only remind voters why he thinks Joe Biden would be a disaster in the White House, but also lay out his own vision for the future. So far, he hasn't been very specific about what it is. (Liasson, 8/23)
Trump Cites School Choice, China As Second-Term Priorities
President Donald Trump said school choice and being tougher with China would be top priorities in his second term if he were reelected. In an interview with Steve Hilton that aired Sunday night on Fox News’ “The Next Revolution,” Trump immediately volunteered “I‘d love to see school choice” when Hilton broached the subject of what he’d like to do in his second term. “Education is going to be a big factor for me,” Trump told Hilton. (Cohen, 8/23)