A Republican National Convention that, like Democrats’ last week, is pared-back by COVID opens today in Charlotte, North Carolina. Minnesota G-O-P Chair Jennifer Carnahan says, “It’s a significantly smaller group so, instead of the full delegations from each state, there’s just a handful of people from each state that are here to go over the official business, and then we all fly home Monday afternoon, Monday evening.”
Among tonight’s official business is Republicans officially nominating Donald Trump as their candidate for president. First Lady Melania Trump speaks tomorrow (Tues), Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday… and Thursday President Trump will officially accept the nomination — but from the White House rather than in Charlotte.
Carnahan says there will be a very positive theme coming out of the different days of the R-N-C: “How America is still the land of opportunity, the land that fulfills dreams, a land full of heroes, right? And just lifting up all these wonderful stories that demonstrate how great America is and the opportunities it’s afforded people in all walks of life.”
Carnahan says her biggest takeaway from last week’s Democratic National Convention was “doom and despair and negativity and darkness.” Democratic candidate Joe Biden contends that’s caused by President Trump.