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.
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.