3 thoughts on “Republican Convention theme song

  1. Reality ✓ says:

    ● “America has never been greater than it is today — or at greater risk of collapsing tomorrow. This is the central message of the Republican National Convention through its first two nights. And while the RNC has done little to substantiate the triumphalist half of its argument (a tall order amid a pandemic that’s killed 177,000 U.S. residents and more than 6 million U.S. jobs), the convention has made a strong case for believing the American Republic isn’t long for this earth.” https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/rnc-republican-national-convention-speeches-democrats-crisis.html
    ● RNC Speaker cut from lineup after encouraging her twitter audience to read an anti-semitic QAnon conspiracy https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/mary-ann-mendoza-cut-from-rnc-after-retweeting-anti-semitism.html
    ● Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a registered lobbyist for the government of Qatar, which Donald Trump’s Justice Department has implicated in a corruption scandal, used her speech at the Republican convention on Tuesday to criticize former Vice President Joe Biden for alleged self-dealing abroad. https://www.thedailybeast.com/registered-foreign-agent-pam-bondi-says-biden-is-corrupt After assisting the White House with impeachment messaging late last year Bondi returned to work for Qatar. She remains a member of the President’s Commission on Opioids. [In 2013, Trump’s since-dissolved foundation made an illegal $25,000 contribution to a political group affiliated with Bondi as the then-attorney general was weighing whether to pursue a fraud investigation against the notorious Trump University. Bondi subsequently passed on the investigation].
    ● Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a series of false claims about Trump’s foreign policy during a speech on the second night of the Republican National Convention while on a taxpayer-funded diplomatic trip to Israel. https://www.businessinsider.com/pompeo-rnc-speech-jerusalsem-israel-video-hatch-act-2020-8
    ● [Monday night] “A little over an hour into the first night of the Republican National Convention, former Fox News host and Donald Trump Jr.’s current girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, walked onto the flag-strewn stage and took a deep breath. While the night was already governed by a bleak message of the threat of life without Trump — contrasting with the president’s promise that the evening would be “uplifting and positive” — Guilfoyle brought the fear, the fanaticism, and the convention’s fascist timbre to the next level. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/kimberly-guilfoyle-yells-at-america-for-6-terrifying-minutes.html

  2. Law & Oder says:

    Even before the Republican National Convention began, government ethics experts warned that hosting campaign events from the White House South Lawn and the Rose Garden could violate federal ethics law.
    But in the convention’s first two days, Trump has gone even further — wielding the powers of his office and the federal government to promote his reelection campaign.
    https://www.npr.org/2020/08/26/906228532/trump-shatters-ethics-norms-by-making-official-acts-part-of-rnc-broadcast
    Re: Hatch Act see https://osc.gov/Services/Pages/HatchAct.aspx
    White House chief of staff Mark Meadows brushed off criticism that the administration was flouting the law. “Nobody outside of the Beltway really cares,” he told Politico. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/26/mark-meadows-hatch-act-rnc-402194

  3. Fun For The Whole Family! says:

    “Donald Trump Jr denied rumours that he was under the influence of drugs during his address at the Republican National Convention on Monday.
    The president’s son appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday to discuss the Republican National Convention. He called attention to his appearance – “glassy” eyes and a sweaty brow – during the convention and the rumours it sparked.
    “I guess there must have been something with the lighting,” Mr Trump Jr said. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-jr-cocaine-rnc-speech-a9691686.html
    “Egregious false claims and careless inaccuracies: fact-checking the third night of the RNC” https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/26/politics/republican-national-convention-third-night-fact-check/index.html
    “President Donald Trump will cap the 2020 Republican Convention on Thursday night by outlining his vision for a second term in the White House.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy — will vouch for their party’s congressional candidates and the president’s reelection against Democrat Joe Biden. Other speakers include Trump’s daughter and White House advisor Ivanka, and Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and personal attorney to the president who was caught up in the events that led to Trump’s impeachment.”
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/27/rnc-speakers-schedule-tonight.html

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