RNC Nominates Trump, Warns Against Biden Victory

Speakers at scaled-back convention hail coronavirus response by the president, who again decries mail-in ballots

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

Republicans nominated President Trump as their candidate at a scaled-back convention in North Carolina and Washington, with the president and his allies offering ominous warnings about electing Democrats in November.

Throughout the daylong, two-city event Monday, speaker after speaker praised the president—particularly for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic香蕉视频苹果下载 and the economy—and painting of a grim picture if Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins, conjuring images of riots in the street, an uptick in crime and a flood of policies that could bankrupt taxpayers. The tone at times contrasted with the uplifting message that Mr. Trump’s campaign said would characterize the event.

On Monday afternoon, Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Charlotte, N.C., where more than 300 delegates gathered for a unanimous roll-call vote on their nominations, underscoring the grip the president has on a party that only four years ago harbored deep reservations about his candidacy.

The action then shifted to an auditorium in Washington, D.C., for a prime-time event featuring Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. Mr. Scott concluded the night with remarks that focused on his family’s story, offering it as an example of American opportunity.

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