From Nikki Haley to Kimberly Guilfoyle: Four Takeaways From the RNC’s First Night

Tim Scott and Matt Gaetz were key speakers, and President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was a major topic

Sen. Tim Scott and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley kicked off the Republican National Convention, portraying President Trump as a strong but empathic leader. WSJ’s Rebecca Ballhaus reports that this year’s convention won’t be about the party, but why the Republican candidate deserves four more years. Photo: David T. Foster III/Zuma Press

Trump campaign officials repeatedly promised an uplifting national convention. The president opened the week on a different note.

He criticized governors as being unprepared for the pandemic and warned that the push for mail-in voting was “the greatest scam in the history of politics.”

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