Monday, August 24, 2020

GOP, at Convention, to Call for Keeping Economy Open; Pres Trump to speak every night of RNC this week as FULL LINEUP REVEALED

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GOP, at Convention, to Call for Keeping Economy Open:
Republicans will set up a contrast with Democrats’ willingness to keep Americans home to combat coronavirus
Republicans will use their national convention this week to defend some in-person activities as essential to keeping the economy humming, setting up a contrast with Democrats’ calls to keep Americans at home if the coronavirus pandemic worsens.
The competing notions preview a theme heading into the fall as President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden step up their campaigning. The two sides are placing different bets on Americans’ willingness to stay home to curb the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
In an ABC News interview slated to air Sunday night, Mr. Biden said he would be prepared to take more drastic federal measures to close off the economy if it meant controlling the spread of the virus.
“I would be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives, because we cannot get the country moving until we control the virus. That is the fundamental flaw of this administration’s thinking to begin with,” said Mr. Biden, a former vice president. Asked what he would do if the virus was spreading along with the flu by January, when he would be inaugurated if he won, Mr. Biden responded: “I would shut it down. I would listen to the scientists.”
Ronna McDaniel, the head of the Republican National Committee, cast Mr. Biden’s comments as an unrealistic view for many Americans. She said that at the Republican convention this week, there will be testing for in-person events and presented that as a model for engaging in large-scale social activities during the pandemic.
“We are doing the things that are allowing people to live their lives, have a convention and do it in a healthy and safe way,” Ms. McDaniel said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “This is a realistic way of opening up our country and doing it in a healthy and safe way. And the Democrats are saying, shut it all down. Well, that’s easy for Hollywood celebrities and privileged politicians, but that’s not good for average Americans.” --->READ MORE HERE
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President Trump to speak every night of RNC this week as full lineup revealed:
President Trump will speak each of the four nights of the Republican National Convention to deliver an uplifting message to the American people, a campaign adviser said on Sunday — as the full list of speakers was released.
“You’ll have President Trump speaking at various parts for each of the nights,” Jason Miller told host Chuck Todd on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”
Calling last week’s Democratic National Convention that nominated Joe Biden as president and Sen. Kamala Harris as vice president a “massive grievance fest,” Miller said the RNC will tell a “beautiful story.”
“One of the things you’re going to see this week is a complete change in the perception that I believe that the media tries to tell about what a Trump supporter looks like or who a Trump supporter is we’re going to talk about the American story,” Miller said, adding that the RNC will highlight Trump’s accomplishments over the past four years and set a vision for a second term. --->See the Full lineup AND READ MORE HERE

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