President Donald Trump promised an uplifting and optimistic vision of the United States for this week’s Republican National Convention. But the first night, at least, had a very different tone. Speakers portrayed their rivals in the Democratic Party – led by candidate Joe Biden – as a menace to the country. From Charlotte, North Carolina, where the convention is being held, Philip Crowther reports.
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“It will look a little bit like a convention,” @Maddow explains of the #RNC2020. “But it’s not put on by the convention committee. It won’t do any convention business. It’s basically a campaign show, a pageant organized by the Trump campaign itself.”https://t.co/8mSPnna1lb
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Opinion: The first night of the Republican National Convention was deeply, disturbingly weird https://t.co/YBd3W2btzt
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Republicans made more misleading and false claims during the first night of their convention than the Democrats did over four nights combined.
— CNN (@CNN) August 25, 2020