Trump formally accepts the GOP nomination on final night of the Republican National Convention
The Republican National Convention drew to a close on Thursday night, with President Trump delivering his acceptance speech for the party’s 2020 nomination from the South Lawn of the White House. Other speakers included Ivanka Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Tom Cotton, Alice Johnson, UFC President Dana White, and Ann Dorn, the widow of a retired St. Louis police captain who was fatally shot by looters in June amid unrest following the death of George Floyd.
The four-day convention concluded amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has left more than 180,000 Americans dead and more than 5 million infected; Hurricane Laura, which made landfall along the Gulf Coast early Thursday morning as a Category 4 storm; and protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, in Kenosha, Wis., on Sunday.
Yahoo News original convention coverage:
3 takeaways from the Republican National Convention's final night
Trump defends record, warns of Biden’s ‘socialist agenda’ in acceptance speech
Ivanka Trump addresses father at RNC: ‘I love you for being real’
Rudy Giuliani says ‘soft on crime’ Democrats threaten suburbs
Ann Dorn, whose husband was killed in St. Louis riots, backs Trump at RNC
Alice Johnson hails Trump at RNC: ‘The nearly 22 years I spent in prison were not wasted’
Tom Cotton attacks Biden with critique that’s been outpaced by events