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DAY 4: Trump to close 2020 RNC with acceptance speech

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Rand Paul (Junior U.S. Senator from Kentucky) during his speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Daniel Cameron (Attorney General of Kentucky) during his speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Pam Bondi (Former Florida Attorney General) during her speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Tiffany Trump (Daughter of President Trump) during her speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Eric Trump (Son of President Trump) during his speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Donald Trump, Jr., the president's son, speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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U.S. Rep Jim Jordan of Ohio, speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Nikki Haley, former UN ambassador and governor of South Carolina, speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Rep. Matt Gaetz, speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Kim Klacik, GOP candidate speaks at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Vernon Jones, a Democratic state representative from Georgia, speaks at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Kimberly Guilfoyle, the National Chair of Trump Victory Finance Committee, speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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Kimberly Guilfoyle, the National Chair of Trump Victory Finance Committee, speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention
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President Donald Trump addresses first day of the Republican National

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WGEM) — The 2020 Republican National Convention will conclude Thursday night with President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech on the White House lawn.

The final night’s theme is “Land of Greatness” and will feature several more politicians and supporters of the president. Speakers scheduled to appear include:

  • Secretary Ben Carson
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • Sen. Tom Cotton
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy
  • Rep. Jeff Van Drew
  • Ivanka Trump
  • Ja'Ron Smith
  • Ann Dorn
  • Debbie Flood
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Franklin Graham
  • Alice Johnson
  • Wade Mayfield
  • Carl and Marsha Mueller
  • Dana White

The convention kicked off Monday morning with in-roll call in Charlotte. Trump and Pence were then formally nominated for the Republican ticket.

Republican delegates did travel to Charlotte this week to conduct business in person.

The primetime speeches have mostly been delivered from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington D.C. Pence delivered his speech Wednesday night from Fort McHenry National Park in Baltimore.

Wednesday night

On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump's vowed to restore “law and order” and to protect what he's called the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” drawing from a decades-old playbook in Republican politics.

In Savannah, Georgia, former Mayor Otis Johnson said Trump is playing off racial fears and grievances in a way that echoes Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. What came to be known at Nixon's Southern strategy used issues such as fear of crime to tap into the anxieties of Southern white voters without being overtly racist.

Speakers at the Republican National Convention this week have rebutted head-on the idea that Trump is racist.

How to watch

WGEM will be live streaming the event each night beginning at 7 p.m. You can watch at WGEM.com.

The convention will also be broadcast each night on WGEM from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

You can find the RNC website here.

The 2020 Democratic National Convention, which was also mostly virtual, wrapped up last week.

It included several speeches from prominent Democrats like former President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and many more.

Read more about this year’s DNC here.

Find more political stories at WGEM.com/decision-2020.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Jim Roberts

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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