I didn’t watch this….
I’m NOT Sorry….
It was Trumpian politics as television. And it was dismal.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host and top surrogate of President Trump, delivered a grim, forceful speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday, accusing Democrats of working to “destroy this country” and “enslave” Americans with a “liberal victim ideology.”
The speech, delivered in a near-constant shout, painted a dark picture of the United States if former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) were to win the White House in November.
“They want to destroy this country and everything we have fought for and hold dear,” Guilfoyle, who is dating Trump’s eldest son Donald Jr., said. “They want to steal your liberty, your freedom, they want to control what you see and think and believe so that they can control how you live.”
“They want to enslave you to the weak, dependent, liberal victim ideology to the point where you will not recognize this country or yourself.”….
“Speaking to you in my personal capacity tonight as a 26-year-old, I see the angst of young people as well as the challenges facing new parents,” said Kirk, the founder of the pro-Trump student group Turning Point USA.
“I am here tonight to tell you, to warn you, that this election is a decision between preserving America as we know it and eliminating everything that we love,” he continued….
Trump spoke with front-line workers who have helped the nation during the coronavirus pandemic on Monday night, including healthcare professionals, truck drivers and small business owners.
The president thanked each person for their contributions during the past several months fighting Covid-19. Two of the attendees said they had contracted the virus and recovered with the help of medical care like antibiotics and cough syrup.
“I won’t even ask you about the hydroxychloroquine,” Trump said, referencing a drug that multiple studies have shown is not effective against the virus. “It’s a shame what they did to that one. I took it.”….
“Democrats won’t let you go to church, but let you protest. Democrats won’t let you go to work, but let you riot. Democrats won’t let you go to school, but they’ll let you go loot,” he said, contending that Trump “has fought against each of their crazy ideas.”
[Jim] Jordan also sought to humanize the president, recalling that when the congressman’s nephew was killed suddenly several years ago, Trump reached out to offer his condolences and “took time to talk to a dad who was hurting.”
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018, said policies implemented by Democrats in his Florida district are to blame for his child’s death.