Memorable Highlights From The Second Night Of The RNC


During the second night of the Republican National Convention, there was a varied lineup of speakers who addressed the economy, foreign policy, and social issues.

The mostly-virtual convention broke a number of norms.

There was First Lady Melania Trump who spoke from the White House that has not been used in modern convention by either party. Then, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke from Jerusalem and the Democrats are arguing whether or not the top U.S. diplomat can lawfully participate in the convention.

Here are some of the most notable moments from the night.

The First Lady spoke from the newly renovated White House Garden and offered condolences for the lives lost from the coronavirus pandemic. She said, "My deepest sympathy that goes out to everyone that has lost a loved one and my prayers with those that are ill or suffering."

Melania's remarks addressed the impact of the deadly pandemic more directly than any of the other speakers during the previous nights. She then issued a call for reflection during the wave of racial unrest that continues to divide Americans.

"Take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives, "she said. "I urge people to come together in a civil manner to we can work and live up to our standard American ideals."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took time from an official U.S. diplomatic trip to the Middle East to address some issues virtually.

Pompeo noted several foreign policy initiatives under the Trump administration such as the lowered tensions on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the fight to eliminate ISIS, and the United States' departure from the landmark Iranian nuclear deal.

Pompeo said, “President Trump has put his ‘America First’ vision into action. It may not have made him popular in every foreign capital, but it has worked. As a soldier, I saw, first hand, people desperate to flee to freedom. The way each of us can best ensure our freedoms is by electing leaders who don’t just talk, but deliver.”

Nicholas Sandmann praised Trump for calling out mainstream media's toxic agenda, "I look forward to the day that the media returns to providing balance, responsible, and accountable new coverage. I know President Trump hopes for that, too."

"I know you'll agree with me when I say no one in this country has been a victim of unfair media coverage more that President Donald Trump," he added.

The teenager then ended his speech by quoting Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" and sporting one of the signature red baseball hats. Sandmann had worn the same had in a video that went viral across social media last year.

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