Convention Day Two Recap

Tonight, the Republican National Convention shared with the American people how under President Trump’s leadership and through the hard work of the American people, he continues to make America great for all Americans.

Maine Lobsterman Jason Joyce shared how “as long as Trump is president, fishing families like mine will have a voice.” He is changing his vote to support President Trump and Vice President Pence this November.

Wisconsin dairy farmer Cris Peterson reminded America how President Trump took action to save American agriculture in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lifelong Democrat Robert Vlaisavljevich, Mayor of Eveleth, Minnesota shared that the “radical environmental movement has dragged the Democratic Party so far to the Left they can no longer claim to advocate for the working man.”

Navajo Nation VP Myron Lizer highlighted how President Trump delivered the largest financial funding package to Indian country.

Tiffany Trump reminded the American people that this election “is a fight for freedom vs. oppression, for opportunity vs. stagnation.”

CNN’s Chris Cillizza, Kaitlan Collins, and Politico’s Tim Alberta all heralded police officer Ryan Holets’ powerful story of adoption.

Eric Trump reminded America why President Trump ran, “My father ran, not because he needed the job, but because he knew hardworking people across this great country were being left behind.”

Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron confronted Joe Biden directly and said, “Mr. Vice president, look at me, I am black. We are not all the same, sir. I am not in chains. My mind is my own. And you can’t tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin.”

Secretary Mike Pompeo reminded the American people that President Trump has stood up to China.

And during a naturalization ceremony, President Trump said, “America rejoices as we welcome 5 absolutely incredible new members into our great American family.  You are now fellow citizens of the greatest nation on the face of God’s Earth.”

And to close out the night, First Lady Melania Trump spoke directly to those affected by the coronavirus saying, to those affected by COVID-19: “You are not alone, my husband’s administration will not stop fighting… Donald will not rest until he has done all he can to take care of everyone impacted by this terrible pandemic.”

And the accolades rolled in: Fox News’ Dana Perino praised the First Lady’s speech, so too did CNN’s Jake Tapper, and Wolf Blitzer who called the First Lady’s speech “important,” “very moving.” Even former Obama Advisor David Axelrod admitted the Republican National Convention is “doing pretty well to be honest with you.”

Authored by Steve Guest, Rapid Response Director, Republican National Committee