Tag Archives: Republican convention

LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Republican Convention Day One

CNBC reports: The 2020 Republican National Convention kicks off Monday as President Donald Trump makes his case for reelection during overlapping national crises. Many of the speakers, including the president, will deliver remarks from around the country during the four-day event because of the coronavirus pandemic. Parts of the convention will take place in the original site of Charlotte, North …

Read More »

Ex-Aide Who Sued Trump Over His Tell-All Book “Team Of Vipers” Is Writing Speeches For The GOP Convention

ABC News reports: Cliff Sims, a former aide to President Donald Trump, who sued the president after writing a brutal tell-all book about his time in the Trump White House called “Team of Vipers”, is back on the Trump team, serving an important role overseeing speechwriting for the upcoming Republican National Convention. Sims is not only supervising speech writing for …

Read More »

Trump Formally Renominated After Delegates’ Roll Call

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump officially became the Republican Party’s presidential nominee Monday after a scaled-down group of delegates gathered for a roll-call vote at the Charlotte Convention Center. “I want to thank you for the honor of this day,” Vice President Mike Pence said just before Trump went over the 1,276 delegate threshold needed to win the nomination. …

Read More »

New DNC Ad: Welcome To Republican National Chaos

The Hill reports: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) ls targeting President Trump’s “incompetence” and “mismanagement” of the coronavirus pandemic in a new ad launched ahead of the start of the Republican National Convention. The DNC deemed the GOP convention “Republican National Chaos” in the new 30-second ad released Monday. “Welcome to the RNC, Republican National Chaos, because Trump is meeting …

Read More »

Trump Campaign Buys YouTube Masthead For Week

Axios reports: The Trump campaign is going all in on digital advertising for the Republican National Convention, with plans to take over the YouTube masthead and flood Facebook, Google and streaming services like Hulu with pro-Trump messaging. The big picture: The massive digital ad buy — which is in the high seven figures, according to the campaign — will complement …

Read More »

Trump To Speak On All Four Nights Of GOP Convention

The New York Times reports: Two producers of “The Apprentice,” where Mr. Trump rose to TV stardom, are involved in the planning. Sadoux Kim, a longtime deputy to the “Apprentice” creator Mark Burnett, is a lead consultant on the production. Mr. Kim once served as a Miss Universe judge when Mr. Trump owned the pageant. Chuck LaBella, a former NBC …

Read More »

St. Louis Couple To Speak At Virtual GOP Convention

The Washington Post reports: The St. Louis couple who became famous after wielding guns at protesters on their private street will be part of the largely digital Republican National Convention next week, Trump advisers said this week. The couple — Patricia and Mark McCloskey — will appear on behalf of the president during the virtual weeklong event and express their …

Read More »

Texas Gov To Skip GOP Convention Due To COVID

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott will skip the Republican National Convention later this month in North Carolina as he continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in Texas, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will instead chair the state’s delegation to the scaled-down gathering. Abbott announced the plan in a letter dated Friday to the national GOP chairwoman, Ronna …

Read More »

Media To Be Banned From Downsized GOP Convention

The Guardian reports: The media will be barred from the Republican national convention where Donald Trump is set to be renominated as presidential candidate later this month, a spokeswoman said on Saturday, citing coronavirus restrictions. While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates …

Read More »

Trump Cancels Jacksonville’s Republican Convention

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said he will no longer hold a large, in-person Republican convention in Jacksonville, Florida, because of the coronavirus but will hold virtual events and still give an acceptance speech. “I told my team it’s time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the G.O.P. Convention. We will be starting in North Carolina for the …

Read More »

FL Sheriff Says GOP Convention Plan “Not Achievable”

Axios reports: Duval County Sheriff Mike Williams told Politico that security plans put forth for the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month are “not achievable” under current time constraints. Why it matters: The decision to move most of the RNC’s programming to Jacksonville last month has already come under scrutiny due to a massive surge in coronavirus cases …

Read More »

RNC Slashes Republican Convention Capacity By 80%

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: The convention to nominate President Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for president is going to happen in Jacksonville, but be much smaller than originally planned. Rather than the 15,000 people originally scheduled to attend the event in Jacksonville next month, the communications director of the Republican National Convention announced Thursday that only about 2,500 …

Read More »

RNC Members Vow To Attend Convention Despite Risks

The New York Times reports: More than a dozen Republican National Committee members from across the country told The Times in interviews that they were still planning to attend the party’s convention next month in Florida, despite the surge in cases. “It’s a risk you have to take,” said Morton Blackwell, 80, an R.N.C. member from Virginia. “You take risks …

Read More »

NYT: DeSantis Blocking Donations To GOP Convention

The New York Times reports: When President Trump first threatened to pull the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte, N.C., Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida started campaigning to bring the event to his state. But now, as convention planners in Jacksonville seek to raise tens of millions of dollars on an almost impossibly rushed time frame, and in the middle …

Read More »

RNC Seeks Outdoor Venue For Jacksonville Convention

The Washington Post reports: The Republican convention in Jacksonville, Fla., next month could be moved to an outdoor stadium as cases of the novel coronavirus in the state increase, according to several officials with knowledge of the plans. While no decision has been made, Republican officials are studying two outdoor professional sports stadiums near the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena where …

Read More »

Lawsuit Filed To Stop Jacksonville GOP Convention

CNN reports: Several attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city in an attempt to block the Republican National Convention from occurring there amid the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint, filed in Duval County, lists many reasons against Jacksonville hosting the event, including that it would be “a nuisance injurious to the health (and) welfare” of the city’s …

Read More »

Five Republican Senators To Skip GOP Convention

Axios reports: At least five GOP senators have said they will not attend next month’s Republican National Convention in Jacksonville either due to coronavirus concerns or political reasons. For some, like 86-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and 80-year-old Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the decision not to attend underscores broader concerns about holding mass gatherings in the coronavirus era. For others, …

Read More »

GOP To Require Daily COVID Tests At FL Convention

Jacksonville’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Jacksonville 2020 Host Committee released a memo today outlining health and safety guidelines during the Republican National Convention. In the memo, it said “everyone attending the convention within the perimeter will be tested and temperature checked each day.” Action News Jax reached out to the spokesperson for the host committee to find out how …

Read More »

REPORT: Jacksonville GOP Convention May Be Canceled

Vanity Fair reports: This week, Jacksonville, Florida—where Trump moved the Republican National Convention so he could hold a 15,000-person rally next month—mandated that people wear masks indoors to slow the explosion of COVID-19 cases. According to a Republican working on the convention, the campaign is now preparing to cancel the event so that Trump doesn’t suffer another Tulsa–like humiliation. “They …

Read More »

Host City Of GOP Convention: Masks Now Required

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Residents and visitors in Jacksonville, Fla., will be required to wear masks indoors and in public spaces to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the city announced Monday, potentially complicating President Trump’s desire to hold the Republican National Convention there in August without masks or social distancing. The requirement will be for public and …

Read More »