The Republican National Convention is set to kick off on Monday – and it could help President Trump pull away from Sleepy Joe.
The Trump campaign announced the speaker lineup for the convention and it looks like while the Democrats during their convention took the doom and gloom approach, President Trump is focusing on delivering a positive vision of “American greatness.”
“Where Joe Biden sees American darkness, I see American greatness,” the president said Friday at a gathering of the Council for National Policy, which is composed of leading Republican donors.
“Four straight days attacking America, as a racist, horrible country that must be redeemed,” Trump said. “Joe Biden grimly declared a season of American darkness, but look at what we’ve accomplished, until the plague came in, and look, we’re doing it again.”
The president pledged to showcase “what we’ve accomplished,” touting his tenure as “the most successful period of time in the history of the country.”
Testing out themes for the convention, Trump urged supporters to “reject the anger and the hate of the Democrat party” and argued that “no party can lead America that spends so much time tearing down America.”
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel noted that “this is going to be a very positive uplifting convention.”
“The president’s convention is going to be about real people. I’m a real mom. I don’t play one on TV,” McDaniel emphasized bashing the Democrats for the distasteful Hollywood focused convention.
“The president’s going to talk about real families, real people, what’s affected their lives, how his policies have made lives better and then what the future holds for America. It’s going to be more aspirational, less grim.”
The Republican convention gets underway Monday in Charlotte, N.C., where the convention was originally supposed to have been held in its entirety before the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation.
A limited number of party delegates will briefly meet to hold a live in-person roll call to formally re-nominate both the president and vice president. The rest of the convention will be held virtually.
The president is slated to deliver his formal acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday at the White House.
The Trump campaign also released the president’s agenda for a second term Sunday evening. The campaign describes the agenda as a set of “core priorities” which include the coronavirus pandemic and economic recovery, ending American “reliance” on China, standing up for police departments, and putting an end to illegal immigration in the country.
“President Trump’s boundless optimism and certainty in America’s greatness is reflected in his second-term goals and stands in stark contrast to the gloomy vision of America projected by Joe Biden and Democrats,” said the Trump campaign Sunday.
According to the campaign’s agenda, Trump has made a goal of “creating 10 million new jobs in 10 months,” creating 1 million new small businesses, and providing “Made in America” tax credits. The president also wants to bring to the United States one million jobs from China in the manufacturing sector, and offer incentives for businesses in some industries so that they can leave the communist nation for good.