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Republicans begin their scaled-down convention, with President Donald Trump making an appearance in person despite it being a mostly virtual event. On Monday, Trump was officially nominated as a formality to be the Republican nominee at his party's convention in the city of Charlotte. The president is expected to make live television addresses on every day of the convention, leading up to his acceptance speech to the party jamboree on Thursday. It is unusual for candidates to address the convention before that point, as Trump has done. President Donald Trump has officially become the Republican presidential nominee during his party's national convention, being held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Donald Trump, who had promised to focus the convention on a more positive and upbeat vision for the country, opened his speech by attacking Democrats for their push to expand access to mail-in ballots during the ongoing pandemic. He warned, without giving evidence, that Democrats planned to rig the contest through the fraudulent use of postal voting.
"They gonna mail out 80 million ballots, it’s impossible they have no idea. Who’s mailing them? Mostly democrats states and democrats governors. Supposing they don’t mail them to the republican neighbourhoods, that means they’re not gonna get them. So they gonna complaint, and the election gonna over and they gonna complaint and then they’ll say well we didn’t get it big deal in the mean time you might loose the election. This is the greatest scam in the history of politics I think, and I’m talking about beyond our nation" President Trump said.
Independent experts said that voter fraud is quite rare in the United States. Polls currently indicate Trump trailing behind his Democratic rival Joe Biden. On the first night of the Republican Party convention, the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, took centre stage and commanded the nation's attention. Firebrand speaker, sportsman and big-game hunter, Trump Jr is doing everything he can to help his father win re-election. The Republican strategy has focused on energising the president's base of supporters, and they see the younger Trump as their ace in the hole. Trump Junior said that America will be better with his father in charge in the white house again.
"America is the greatest country on Earth. But my father entire world view revolves around the idea that we can always do even better. Imagine the life you want to have, one with a great job, a beautiful home, a perfect family, you can have it. Imagine a country you wanna live in, one with true equal opportunity, where hard work pays off and justice is served with compation and without partiality, you can have it. Imagine a world with their evil of communism and radical islamic terrorism are not giving a chance to spread, where heroes are celebrated and the good guys win. You can hae it. That is the life, that is the country, that is the world that Donald Trump and the republican party are after and yes you can have it" Trump Junior said.
Earlier this week, however, the Trump campaign did release its own bullet-point outline of the president's second-term agenda. The list was a combination of the concrete to allow 100% expensing deductions for essential industries, who bring back their manufacturing to the US// BBC/NK