he Republican National Convention concluded Thursday and the fall campaign season officially kicks off with President Donald Trump formally accepting the GOP nomination for a second term as president in a speech that he delivered from the White House South Lawn.
President Trump hit on several policy areas that were a big feature of his 2016 campaign — supporting American energy independence and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, standing up to China, renegotiating trade agreements with Canada and Mexico and harsher immigration policies, among others.
He also used the issue of China to bring his remarks back to the pandemic, claiming wins on the U.S. testing system, treatments like convalescent plasma that was recently granted emergency authorization by the FDA, and a low fatality rate in the U.S.
“Instead of following the science, Joe Biden wants to inflict a painful shutdown on the entire country. His shutdown would inflict unthinkable and lasting harm on our nation’s children, families and citizens of all backgrounds,” President Trump said.
The president again brought up the efforts to make a vaccine available in “record time” with Operation Warp Speed, saying “We will have a safe and effective vaccine this year, and together we will crush the virus.”
He also pledged support for law enforcement around the country, saying the overwhelming majority of officers are noble and courageous but afraid to act. #vote2020