Welcome back to our live coverage of the Republican National Convention.
The Democrats had their say last week. Now we’re up to the Republicans’ penultimate day in the spotlight. I know these conventions seem to be going on forever, but rest assured, we are finally nearing the conclusion, with President Donald Trump set to officially accept his party’s nomination in a climactic speech from the White House tomorrow.
Today, I’m afraid, your headline act is a little less charismatic. Vice President Mike Pence will address the convention from Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem that would become America’s national anthem. It should be an impressive setting.
The other major speakers might offer more pizzaz. We’ll hear from several high profile Republican politicians, including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and Congressman Dan Crenshaw, along with outgoing presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and, for some reason, Eric Trump’s wife Lara.
If you missed yesterday’s excitement, worry not, because you can catch up on the highlights with our wrap. There was a gutsy speech from First Lady Melania Trump, and a rather baffling one from the President’s youngest daughter, Tiffany.
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