NBC News reports:
While Trump is the first Republican president to verbalize his support for same-sex marriage (before he was elected in 2016, he told Bill O’Reilly he opposed it), the party he helms still officially opposes gay unions — five years after they became legal across the United States.
In a resolution passed Saturday, the Republican National Committee decided not to adopt a new platform this year (something the GOP has done every presidential year since 1856, according to The New York Times).
Instead, the party renewed its 2016 platform and reasserted its “strong support” for Trump. The repurposed platform includes at least five references to marriage as exclusively between “one man and one woman.”
The New York Post reports:
Former acting intelligence director Richard Grenell on Wednesday accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of scheming to take down President Trump’s first national security adviser.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden asked intelligence officials to uncover the hidden information on President Trump’s incoming National Security Advisor [Michael Flynn] three weeks before the inauguration,” Grenell said in a speech to the 2020 Republican National Convention.
In his RNC speech, Grenell also praised Trump’s “America First foreign policy,” saying Trump took down “warmongers,” “China sympathizers” and “globalization fanatics.”
This is a lie. Richard Grenell is lying. pic.twitter.com/l3QYELLnYh
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 27, 2020
Huge fact check required: Ric Grenell claims he watched Trump ‘charm’ Angela Merkel.
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) August 27, 2020
Richard ‘Gaslight” Grenell wants us to think that his mere presence on the stage will cancel out Trump’s blatant attacks on LGBTQ people. This came moments before homophobe Mike Pence took the stage.
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) August 27, 2020
— Another Gay Republican (@ReedLewisAtl) August 26, 2020
— Steve Silva 🇺🇸 🏳️🌈 (@SteveJSilva) August 27, 2020
.@RichardGrenell become the first openly gay American to serve in a Presidential Cabinet to speak at any major political convention! Ric is #HistoRic! 🇺🇸 Grenell has spent his career fighting for the rights of all Americans, people across the globe & stood up to our enemies.🇺🇸🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/ojjNKe4hGM
— Alex Hagerty (@realAlexHagerty) August 27, 2020
— Another Gay Republican (@ReedLewisAtl) August 27, 2020
— J Ryan (@GayStr8Shooter) August 27, 2020