With the 2020 general election in less than 70 days, the Republican National Convention has been in full swing since Aug 24.
Part of the RNC took place in Charlotte, with business meetings and the formal nomination for President Donald Trump to represent the Republican Party in the election.
Other parts of the convention that were televised took place in Washington D.C., Fort McHenry in Baltimore, M.D. and across the country.
Many issues were discussed throughout the week, ranging from immigration to policing and civil rights. The speakers came from all across the country and announced their support for Trump.
The speakers at the convention reinforced the 2020 Republican Party platform, which consists of many hot-button issues like race, police brutality, immigration and more.
The theme of the convention centered around the “great American story,” Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Convention Chairperson, said to start the event. This was showcased by several speeches made by everyday American citizens, video presentations featuring various stories and even a naturalization ceremony at the White House.
The naturalization ceremony at the White House emphasized the importance of legal immigration for the Republican platform. Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf thanked the president for fighting toward what he called a better immigration system.
“Mr. President, I want to commend you for your dedication to the rule of law and for restoring integrity to our immigration system,” Wolf said. “Thank you for hosting such a patriotic celebration here at the White House today.”
One of the biggest issues addressed was the discussion surrounding policing across the United States. Trump has spoken in favor of police departments across the county and recently received an endorsement from a New York City Police Union.