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IN PRIMETIME TONIGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMOTES PLASMA THERAPY AS A COVID-19 BREAK THROUGH WHILE THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER HE’D PUSH THE FDA TO APPROVE ITS EMERGENCY USE >>> SHOT IN THE BACK THE CITY ON EDGE TONIGHT AFTER THE DISTURBING POLICE SHOOTING OF A BLACK MAN IN WISCONSIN, JACOB BLAKE, SHOT FROM BEHIND MULTIPLE TIMES WHILE REACHING INTO A VEHICLE ONE, TWO PUNCH, TROPICAL STORM MARCO HITTING THE GULF COAST WITH TROPICAL STORM LAURA RIGHT BEHIND AND GAINING STRENGTH, NOW TARGETING THE SAME AREA AS A POSSIBLE HURRICANE >>> THE ALLEGED SEX SCANDAL INVOLVING ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S MOST VOCAL EVANGELICAL LEADERS, ALLEGATIONS OF EXTORTION AND THE DECISION HE JUST MADE PUBLIC >>> AND THE FIRST TERM, AS THE PRESIDENT LOOKS AHEAD TO A POTENTIAL SECOND TERM WE’RE LOOKING BACK AT THE 45th PRESIDENT’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS SO FAR >>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I’M LINSEY DAVIS, THANKS SO MUCH FOR STREAMING WITH US FOR A PRESIDENT WHO BELIEVES SIZE MATTERS, IT WAS A MUCH SMALLER GROUP THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTED TAZ HE ACCEPTED HIS PART’S NO, MA’AM NATION FOR REELECTION TODAY IN NORTH CAROLINA THE LEAD-UP TO THIS YEAR’S REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION HAS BEEN CHALLENGING FOR THE PRESIDENT WITH BIDEN AHEAD IN THE POLLS, ONE OF HIS MOST TRUSTED ADVISERS KELLY ANN CONWAY ANNOUNCING SHE’S STEPPING DOWN FROM HER ROLE AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN, ANOTHER POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING, THIS TIME IN WISCONSIN AND IT’S SPARKING ANGER IN ANOTHER AMERICAN CITY AS REPUBLICANS PREPARE TO HAVE SPEAKERS WHO HAVE CHALLENGED THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TONIGHT LET’S BEGIN NOW WITH JONATHAN KARL, HE LEADS US OFF WITH MORE ON THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION NOW ALREADY UNDER WAY >> Reporter: PANDEMIC, WHAT PANDEMIC? PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS GREETED BY A CROWD OF SUPPORTERS IN NORTH CAROLINA TODAY NO MASKS OR SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT PLENTY OF ENTHUSIASM FOR TRUMP >> THIS HAS BEEN A REAL LOVE FEST BETWEEN NORTH CAROLINA AND TRUMP, RIGHT, IT’S BEEN INCREDIBLE >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT KICKED OFF THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION WITH A DARK WARNING >> THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY >> YEAH, IT IS >> DON’T LET THEM TAKE IT AWAY FROM YOU >> Reporter: SOME 300 DELEGATES GATHERED IN CHARLOTTE, THE CITY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HOLD THE CONVENTION BUT MOST OF THE SPEECHES WILL BE BACK IN WASHINGTON, INCLUDING AT LEAST SEVEN SPEECHES BY MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP FAMILY AND AS THE CONVENTION KICKS OFF, KELLY ANN CONWAY, ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S MOST FIERCELY LOYAL ADVISERS ANNOUNCED THAT SHE IS STEPPING DOWN TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HER FAMILY OUR FOUR CHILDREN ARE TEENS AND TWEENS STARTING A NEW ACADEMIC YEAR, CONWAY WROTE IN A STATEMENT, FOR NOW AND FOR MY BELOVED CHILDREN IT WILL BE LESS DRAMA AND MORE MAMA THERE’S BEEN NO SHORTAGE OF DRAMA, HER HUSBAND GEORGE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S HASHEST CRITICS, HE ANNOUNCED HE’LL TAKE A BREAK FROM TWITTER CONVENTION PLANS, BUT THE MESSAGE IS IDENTICAL TO THE TRUMP MESSAGE FOUR YEARS AGO >> WE’RE GOING TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AGAIN >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT IS USING HIS LOB AFTER APPEARANCES BEFORE CROWDS TO DRAW A STARK CONTRAST WITH JOE BIDEN WHO HAS RARELY VENTURED OUTSIDE OF HIS HOME STATE SINCE THE PANDEMIC HIT >> I FELT AN OBLIGATION TO COME TO NORTH CAROLINA, IT’S JOE BIDEN WAS GOING TO HAVE THEIR CONVENTION IN MILWAUKEE AND THEY DIDN’T GO THERE AT ALL THEY DIDN’T DO THIS WE DID THIS OUT OF RESPECT FOR YOUR STATE >> Reporter: DAVID ASKED BIDEN ABOUT THAT IN HIS FIRST INTERVIEW WITH RUNNING MATE KAMALA HARRIS >> WE SAW THE PRESIDENT TRAVELED TO WISCONSIN, IOWA, ARIZONA ALL OF THAT WHILE YOU WERE MAKING YOUR CASE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE I UNDERSTAND THE RESTRICTIONS OF COVID AND CAMPAIGNING AT THIS TIME, BUT CAN YOU WIN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FROM HOME? >> WE WILL WE’RE GOING TO FOLLOW THE

SCIENCE WHAT THE SCIENTISTS TELL US WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO TRAVEL PLACES WHEN WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT WE DON’T CAUSE THE CONGREGATION OF LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE LOOK WHAT HAPPENS, WHAT’S HAPPENED WITH HIS EVENTS PEOPLE DIE PEOPLE GET TOGETHER THEY DON’T WEAR MASKS THEY END UP GETTING COVID, THEY END UP DYING >> WHEN YOU HEAR THE PRESIDENT SAY THIS GUY’S AFRAID TO LEAVE HIS BASEMENT >> GUESS WHAT? I HAVE LEFT MY BASEMENT BUT ON THE MEANTIME 500 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE WATCHED WHAT I’VE DONE OUT OF MY BASEMENT AND GUESS WHAT? PEOPLE ARE LISTENING PEOPLE ARE LISTENING IT’S ABOUT BEING RESPONSIBLE >> JONATHAN KARL JOINS US NOW ASIDE FROM THE CONTRAST WITH BIDEN THAT THE PRESIDENT IS ALREADY SPELLING OUT WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT WHEN IT COMES TO THE TONE AND MESSAGE OF THIS CONVENTION THAT STARTS TONIGHT >> WELL, THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID TO EXPECT AN OPTIMISTIC AND HOPEFUL TONE, THAT’S ALSO SOMETHING WE’VE HEARD FROM HIS ADVISERS WHO ARE ORGANIZING THIS CONVENTION BUT I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU, LLINSEY IF YOU LISTEN TO THE PRESIDENT’S WORDS SO FAR IN THE LEAD-UP TO THIS CONVENTION IT DOESN’T SOUND RATHER OPTIMISTIC OR POSITIVE HE’S BASICALLY SAYING THAT IF JOBE BIDEN WERE TO WIN IT WOULD MEAN THE END OF OUR COUNTRY THOSE ARE LITERALLY THE WORDS HE’S USING, THE END OF THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD HE’S ALSO SAID, AND HE REITERATED THIS AGAIN TODAY, THAT THE ONLY WAY HE COULD LOSE IS IF THE ELECTION IS STOLEN FROM HIM SO, YOU KNOW, I GUESS IT DEPENDS ON HOW YOU LOOK AT THIS I GUESS THE OPTIMISM IS THAT IF HE WINS HE’LL BE ABLE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, AGAIN AS YOU HEARD MIKE PENCE SAY BUT IT’S A VERY DARK AND OMINOUS TONE IN TERMS OF WHAT HE THINKS THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TO OFFER >> AND WHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED ABOUT THE VENUES WHERE SOME OF THIS WEEK’S SPEECHES ARE TAKING PLACE? >> THERE’S SO MANY THINGS THAT WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST 3 1/2 YEARS WHERE WE SAY NEVER BEFORE, AS “X” HAPPENED, THIS IS REALLY SOMETHING WE HAVE TWO OF THE SIGNATURE SPEECHES AT THIS CONVENTION THAT WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS, THE FIRST LADY WILL BE SPEAKING FROM THE NEWLY REFURBISHED ROSE GARDEN AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND DONALD TRUMP WILL BE GIVING HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH THURSDAY AT THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE NOW, AS YOU KNOW, THERE’S ALWAYS BEEN SENSITIVITIES THERE’S A LAW CALLED THE HATCH ACT THAT PROHIBITS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM DOING OVERT CAMPAIGN POLITICAL WORK WHILE THEY ARE ON THE CLOCK THERE’S SENSITIVITIES ABOUT THE USE OF GOVERNMENT RESOURCES FOR OVERT POLITICAL ACTIVITIES BUT HERE YOU HAVE TWO SIGNATURE EVENTS ABOUT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AT THE CONVENTION THAT WILL BE TAKING PLACE RIGHT THERE ON WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS AND THERE’S ANOTHER ONE, WHICH IS SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO IS GOING TO BE ADDRESSING THE SPEECH AND HE’S ACTUALLY ON A TRIP HE’S GOING TO BE SPEAKING FROM JERUSALEM WHERE HE IS TRAVELING AS SECRETARY OF STATE AND HE’S GOING TO TAKE A BREAK FROM THAT TRIP AND HE’S GOING TO ADDRESS THE CONVENTION LIVE FROM JERUSALEM NOW WHAT POMPEO HAS SAID IS THAT THERE WON’T BE ANY GOVERNMENT RESOURCES USED IN THE ACTUAL, YOU KNOW, MAKING AND BROADCASTING OF THAT SPEECH BUT AGAIN, MORE QUESTIONS BEING RAISED HE’S ON AN OFFICIAL TRIP AND HE’S GIVING AN OVERTLY POLITICAL SPEECH >> BASIC QUESTIONS OF SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE HERE JONATHAN KARL, THANKS SO MUCH >>> JOINING US NOW, HOUSE MINORITY WHIP STEVE SCALISE WHO REPRESENTS LOUISIANA THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US >> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU, THANKS >> TONIGHT IS THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION, YOU’RE GOING TO BE SPEAKING THERE IN JUST A LITTLE WHILE THE THEME TONIGHT IS LAND OF PROMISE WHAT PROMISES WILL YOU OFFER TO THE MORE THAN 55 MILLION AMERICANS WHO HAVE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN >> OBVIOUSLY YOU’VE SEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP WORKING TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK OPEN AGAIN SAFELY, TO GET SCHOOLS REOPENED SAFELY SO THAT WE CAN CREATE THAT GREAT ECONOMY THAT WE HAD BEFORE COVID SO MANY PEOPLE — ACTUALLY ANYBODY WHO WANTED TO FIND A JOB WAS ABLE TO GET A JOB MORE OPENINGS THAN THERE WERE PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK PRE-COVID WE’VE GOT TO GET THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC BUT AS WE DO YOU’LL SEE THE PRESIDENT BETTER POSITIONED TO REBUILD THE ECONOMY AGAIN JOE BIDEN IN HIS 47 YEARS OF POLITICAL OFFICE NEVER OVERSAW ANYTHING LIKE AN ECONOMY PRESIDENT TRUMP CREATED IN HIS FIRST THREE YEARS YOU’LL SEE A SHARP CONTRAST, THE PRESIDENT WITH A GOOD VISION HOW WE’LL GET OUR ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK, BUILDING WITH THE SUCCESSES AND THE PROMISES HE DELIVERED FOR FORGOTTEN MEN AND WOMEN THAT WASHINGTON HAD LEFT BEHIND FOR SO LONG >> AS YOU’RE WELL AWARE MORE THAN 175,000 AMERICANS HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES AND COUNTING, AND MORE THAN 5 MILLION HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 NO OTHER COUNTRY IS CLOSE WHEN IT COMES TO DEATH SO COULD MORE DEATHS HAVE BEEN

PREVENTED? AND WHAT GRADE WOULD YOU GIVE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR ITS HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC? >> WELL, I’D JUST GO BY WHAT DR FAUCI SAID WHEN HE CAME AND TESTIFIED BEFORE OUR COMMITTEE JUST ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO HE SAID LITERALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP WON SO MANY DECISIONS, BANNING FLIGHTS TO CHINA AND EUROPE, TO THE STEPS HE TOOK EARLY ON TO SHUT DOWN PARTS OF THE ECONOMY PRESIDENT TRUMP MADE THE RIGHT DECISION AND THOSE DECISIONS SAVED AMERICAN LIVES BY THE WAY, JOE BIDEN DISAGREED WITH THOSE DECISIONS WHEN THE PRESIDENT BANNED FLIGHTS FROM CHINA, FOR EXAMPLE, JOE BIDEN CALLED THAT XENOPHOBIC DR. FAUCI SAID PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DECISIONS SAVED AMERICAN LIVES LOOK, WE’VE GOT TO GET THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC IT’S A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC BUT WE’RE ALSO ON THE BRINK OF A VACCINE, THE FASTEST WE’VE SEEN IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN MEDICINE WHERE YOU CAN LITERALLY SIX MONTHS OF A VIRUS STARTED POTENTIALLY HAVE A VACCINE, TWO DIFFERENT DRUGS IN STAGE 3 TESTING BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT’S DIRECTION TO SAY GET RED TAPE OUT OF THE WAY 250,000 AMERICANS HAVE SIGNED UP TO BE TESTED AND YOU’VE SEEN PROMISING DRUGS LIKE REMDESIVIR APPROVED AS WELL THAT ALL HAPPENED UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP WE KNOW THIS DISEASE IS OUT THERE BUT WE’RE GOING TO GET THROUGH IT AND WE KNOW PROTOCOLS HOW TO SAFELY GET BACK TO DOING THE THINGS WE DID WE’VE GOT TO OPEN OUR ECONOMY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE DYING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THEY’RE SHUT IN, KIDS THAT AREN’T GETTING IMMUNIZATIONS, PEOPLE THAT AREN’T GETTING CANCER TREATMENTS WE’RE SEEING A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN NON COVID DEATHS IN OTHER PARTS OF OUR SOCIETY >> CONGRESSMAN, I’LL FOLLOW UP ON THAT QUICKLY, IF THE PRESIDENT HAD REACTED A WEEK EARLIER THAT WOULD HAVE SAVED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES, IF HE’D ACTED TWO WEEKS EARLIER, TENS OF THOUSANDS MORE ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT IN LARGE PART AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR HE WAS REALLY DISMISSING THE CORONAVIRUS AS A HOAX? >> WELL, FIRST OF ALL, NEVER SAID HOAX IN RELATION TO THAT EARLY ON CHINA WAS BLIND TO THE WHOLE WORLD I WAS IN A MEETING IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITH DR. FAUCI AND OTHERS WHEN OUR SCIENTISTS WERE DROING TRYING TO GET INTO CHINA TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN WUHAN IT WAS THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY THAT SAID WE’RE NOT LETTING YOU AND THEY WERE LYING AND CORRUPTING THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYING IT’S NOT TRANSMITTED FROM HUMAN TO HUMAN WHICH WAS A LIE IF CHINA HAD ACTED QUICKER AND BEEN HONEST WITH US AND THE WORLD THERE WOULD BE TENS OF THOUSANDS IF NOT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF WORLDWIDE DEATHS THAT WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED CHINA’S GOT TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE JOE BIDEN’S NEVER BEEN WILLING TO HOLD CHINA ACCOUNTABLE ON ANYTHING IN HIS 47 YEARS OF SERVICE YOU’VE SEEN DONALD TRUMP BEING VERY AGGRESSIVE AT GOING AFTER CHINA HE’S GOING AFTER RUSSIA HE’S GOING AFTER OTHER COUNTRIES LOOK AT IRAN YOU’VE GOT A DEAL WITH THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES RIGHT NOW AND OTHER MUSLIM COUNTRIES THAT WANT TO SIGN PEACE ACCORDS BECAUSE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP HE DOESN’T GET CREDIT FOR THAT BUT THAT’S THE KIND OF WORK HE DOES EVERY DAY >> THE RNC WILL NOT RELEASE A PARTY PLATFORM THIS TIME AROUND, THE DEMOCRATS RATIFIED AN 80-PAGE LIST OF PRIORITIES LAST WEEK THEY’VE HELPED SPELL OUT AND HELP VOTERS DECIDE WHAT ARE REPUBLICANS’ MAIN GOALS IF PRESIDENT TRUMP WINS REELECTION AND HOW DOES THE PARTY PLAN TO PITCH ITSELF TO VOTERS THIS WEEK? >> THE MAIN GOALS ARE TO KEEP AMERICANS SAFE, TO GET THROUGH THIS COVID CRISIS, BUT ALSO TO REBUILD THE GREAT ECONOMY WE HAD PRIOR TO COVID PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD BUILT THE HOTTEST ECONOMY IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY AND BY THE WAY IT WAS WORKING FOR EVERYBODY, LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT EVER FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS, FOR HISPANICS, WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES WERE UP LIKE WE’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE WE CAN GET BACK TO THAT WHO DO YOU TRUST BETTER TO BUILD IT, THE GUY WHO HAD ALREADY BUILT THAT GREAT ECONOMY BEFORE OR JOE BIDEN WHO’S EMBRACED A FAR LEFT AGENDA THEIR PLATFORM, BY THE WAY, THE DEMOCRAT PLATFORM MENTIONS DONALD TRUMP MORE TIMES THAN IT DOES JOBS OR RACIAL EQUALITY PRESIDENT TRUMP’S AGENDA, BY THE WAY, IS OUR PLATFORM, WHICH IS TO FOCUS ON REBUILDING OUR ECONOMY, CREATING MORE JOBS, BRINGING JOBS BACK FROM CHINA, BY THE WAY, AND KEEPING AMERICANS SAFE, ESPECIALLY AT HOME WHEN YOU SEE SOME OF THESE CITIES BEING TORN UP WHERE SOME OF THESE FOLKS ON THE LEFT WANT TO DEFUND THE POLICE, WHICH IS A CRAZY IDEA >> WE’RE OUT OF TIME I DO WANT TO LASTLY GET THIS THIS POINT OF THE RACIAL RECKONING THAT’S HAPPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND OF COURSE THAT NEW INCIDENT IN WISCONSIN THAT’S SPARKED RENEWED FURY TODAY VIDEO APPEARS TO SHOW A BLACK HAN SHOT IN THE BACK MULTIPRESIDENT TIMES IN BROAD DAYLIGHT BY A WHY IS POLICE OFFICER TONIGHT JACOB BLAKE IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION AND HIS NAME IS ADDED TO A LONG LIST, GEORGE FLOYD, BREE ON IN A TAYLOR, ELIJAH McCLAIN, THE ST. LOUIS COUPLE WHO STOOD IN THEIR FRONT YARDS WITH ASSAULT RIFLES AS PROTESTERS WALKED BY, THEY ARE GOING TO BE TAKING PART IN THE RNC CONVENTION TONIGHT ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE OPTICS OF THAT? >> WELL, FIRST OF ALL, YOU KNOW, WE ALL PRAY FOR THOSE THAT ARE RECOVERING GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH WAS A TRAGEDY THAT I THINK EVERYBODY UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED AND BY THE WAY LET’S HOLD THOSE PEOPLE

ACCOUNTABLE WHO LET THE APARTMENT RUN INTO DISARRAY IN MINNEAPOLIS THEY ALLOWED BAD COPS TO EXIST YOU CAN’T TOLERATE BAD COPS AND GOOD COPS DON’T WANT BAD COPS EITHER, BY THE WAY REFORMING LAW ENFORCEMENT IS SOMETHING THAT DONALD TRUMP’S LAID OUT A PLAN TO DO JOE BIDEN LITERALLY WON’T EVEN ADDRESS THE VIOLENCE IN OUR STREETS RIGHT NOW BECAUSE HE LITERALLY SAID, QUOTE, HE WANTS TO REALLOCATE MONEY AWAY FROM POLICE THAT’S DEFUNDING POLICE THAT’S NOT THE ANSWER >> CONGRESSMAN SCALISE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, REALLY APPRECIATE YOU COMING ON THE SHOW >> THANKS, GREAT BEING WITH YOU >>> WITH THE CONVENTION KICKING OFF IN NORTH CAROLINA TONIGHT WE WANTED TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM VOTERS IN THIS CRITICAL SWING STATE ON HOW THEY’RE VIEWING THE PRESIDENT’S PERFORMANCE AMID THE PANDEMIC ABC’S MARTHA RADDATZ WAS ON THE GROUND TALKING TO VOTERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE >> Reporter: AN AN AFTERNOON THICK WITH SOUTHERN HEAT SUSAN FORD EXPERTLY MOVES HUGE BOXES OF TOBACCO ON HER FAMILY’S 2,000 ACRE FARM LEAVING LITTLE TIME TO PAY ATTENTION TO LAST WEEK’S DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, NOT THAT SHE WANTED TO >> TO ME IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE REALLY AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE REALLY TRYING TO PUT SOCIALISM IN AMERICA I’M NOT A BIG FAN OF THAT >> Reporter: RELIGION, HER CHILDREN’S FUTURE, AND FARMING ARE AT THE HEART OF FORD’S SOLID SUPPORT FOR DONALD TRUMP >> I THINK HE’S REALLY DONE A LOT FOR AG AND AGRICULTURE IN AMERICA >> Reporter: THERE IS ONLY ONE THING THAT GIVES HER — WELL, PAUSE ABOUT TRUMP DO HIS TWEETS, SOME OF THE THINGS HE SAYS, DOES ANY OF THAT BOTHER YOU? >> TO AN EXTENT IT DOES I’LL HAVE TO SAY BUT, YOU KNOW, HE REALLY DOESN’T HAVE MUCH SUPPORT UP THERE IN WASHINGTON TO BACK HIM UP >> Reporter: RURAL VOTERS LIKE FORD HELPED TRUMP CARRY THIS STATE IN 2016 >> NORTH CAROLINA VERY MUCH REFLECTS THE URBAN/RURAL DIVIDE THAT IS PLAYING OUT IN THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE >> Reporter: COLLEGE POLITICS PROFESSOR MICHAEL BITZER SAYS WHAT SHOULD CONCERN TRUMP NOW IS SUBURBAN AREAS >> HE WON THE SURROUNDING SUBURBAN AREAS VERY HANDILY, OVER 60% BUT IF THERE’S ANY SLIPPAGE IN HIS MARGINS, AND THOSE URBAN SUBURBS MOVE EVEN MORE DEMOCRATIC I THINK THAT’S GOING TO MAKE THINGS EVEN MORE COMPETITIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA >> Reporter: CASSANDRA BROOKS, A DAY CARE CENTER OWNER SOUTH OF RALEIGH IS PART OF THAT SLIPPAGE YOU VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 >> I VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 BECAUSE I FELT LIKE HE WAS A BUSINESS OWNER >> Reporter: SINCE COVID-19 HIT IN MARCH NEARLY 1.25 MILLION HAVE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA, AND MORE THAN 150,000 RESIDENTS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE >> I’M NERVOUS ABOUT THE ECONOMY, SO MANY BUSINESSES ARE SHUTTING DOWN, CHILD CARE CENTERS ARE SHUTTING DOWN LEFT AND RIGHT I HAVE FRIENDS WHO NEVER EVEN REOPENED AFTER THIS >> Reporter: BROOKS DAY CARE CENTERS HAVE STRUGGLED TO STAY OPEN TO LOOK AFTER THE CHILDREN OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS >> PUSH DOWN, GOOD JOB >> WE LOST LOTS OF INCOME AND WE DID LOSE STAFF BECAUSE THEY WERE AFRAID TO WORK IN THESE CONDITIONS I WAS EXPECTING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE LEAD ON THIS, TELLING EVERYBODY WHAT TO DO THE BEST FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR OUR CHILDREN, FOR OUR TEACHERS >> Reporter: IF THE ECONOMY IMPROVED IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS AND YOU HEARD SOME THINGS FROM DONALD TRUMP THAT SOUNDED HOPEFUL, OR ON THE JOB FRONT, OR ON HELPING PEOPLE OUT IN UNEMPLOYMENT, AND COVID’S NUMBERS STARTED GOING DOWN WOULD YOU THEN CONSIDER VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP AGAIN? >> I WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP AGAIN, EVER IN MY LIFE IF MY LIFE DEPENDED ON IT, I WOULDN’T >> Reporter: RICKY HURTADO SAYS THE PANDEMIC IS DRIVING CONCERNS IN MINORITY KMCOMMUNITIES >> THE SAME INEQUALITIES YOU SEE IN OUR HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS HAVE ALSO BEEN REFLECTED IN WHO HAS BEEN IMPACT BY COVID-19 WE’VE SEEN A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF BLACK AND LATINO NORTH CAROLINIANS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 THE ELECTION IS NOT JUST AN ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE TO GET US BACK ON TRACK WITH THE IMPACT OF COVID-19, IT’S ALSO A MORAL IMPERATIVE TO REALLY BEGIN A HEALING PROCESS FOR OUR NATION, TO BRING OUR COMMUNITIES TOGETHER >> Reporter: NORTH OF RALEIGH IS A MAN CAUGHT IN BETWEEN HAVE YOU ALWAYS VOTED REPUBLICAN? >> I HAVE, YUP >> Reporter: AND THIS YEAR UNDECIDED? >> YUP, RIGHT NOW I AM, THAT’S RIGHT >> Reporter: ROSS TURNMIRE IS THE TYPE OF SUBURBAN VOTER TRUMP NEEDS TO KEEP AND BIDEN NEEDS TO COURT >> LAST RACE — >> Reporter: WORKING IN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TURNMIRE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE DONE WELL DURING A BUILDING BOOM IN NORTH RALEIGH BUT ISN’T SURE HE’LL

SUPPORT TRUMP AGAIN DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN PRESIDENT FOR FOUR YEARS, JOE BIDEN WHO’S BEEN AROUND FOR A WHOLE LOT OF TIME >> THAT’S RIGHT >> Reporter: SO WHAT IS IT? >> YOU KNOW, IT ENDS UP BEING KIND OF POLICY VERSUS PERSON IN MY MIND I’VE ALWAYS KIND OF REALLY MORE ALIGNED WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN TERMS OF THEIR IDEAS ABOUT THE PLATFORMS THAT THEY RUN THE COUNTRY FROM BUT THEN YOU LOOK AT PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE WAY HE KIND OF ACTS PERSONALLY, HE’S VERY DISPARAGING TO PEOPLE WHEREAS WHEN YOU LOOK ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, MAYBE I DON’T AGREE SO MUCH WITH A LOT OF POLICY OR PLATFORMS, BUT THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, HE CERTAINLY CARRIES HIMSELF, I THINK, WITH A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL OF POLISH AND PROJECTS A SENSE OF LEADERSHIP THAT YOU KIND OF EXPECT FROM THE ROLE OF PRESIDENT >> WE KNOW WE HAVE TO START TALKING ABOUT — >> Reporter: JONAH KAPLAN WHO COVERS POLITICS FOR OUR AFFILIATE IN RALEIGH SAYS ROSS TURNMIRE EMBODIES THE CHALLENGE FOR BOTH TRUMP AND BIDEN IN THIS BATTLEGROUND STATE >> I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT ANY SWING STATE THEY, AGAIN, THEY’RE NOT THE COASTS SO THEY’RE NOT ON THE FAR RIGHT OF THE COUNTRY OR THE FAR LEFT OF THE COUNTRY THEY’RE IN THE MIDDLE THAT’S NOT JUST A METAPHOR, PEOPLE HERE ARE REALLY IN THE MIDDLE AND THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE ANY OF THE EXTREMES CREEP INTO THEIR POLITICS >> Reporter: MAKING A REAL TIGHT ROPE FOR BOTH SIDES FOR ABC NEWS LIVE I’M MARTHA RADDATZ IN NORTH CAROLINA >> OUR THANKS TO MARTHA FOR TAKING THAT ROAD TRIP FOR US TURNING NOW TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND WHETHER THE ADMINISTRATION IS POLITICIZING ITS RESPONSE THE PRESIDENT PROMOTING PLASMA THERAPY AS A BREAKTHROUGH AFTER ACCUSING THE FDA OF DRAGGING ITS FEET IN APPROVING POTENTIAL TREATMENTS UNTIL AFTER ELECTION DAY AS PART OF A CONSPIRACY TO MAKE HIM LOOK BAD OUR STEVE OSUNSAMI REPORTS >> A FLORIDA JUDGE TONIGHT SIDED WITH TEACHERS ORDERED BACK TO CLASS BY THE GOVERNOR AND THEN SUED FOR NOW IN PERSON INSTRUCTION IS UP TO EACH SCHOOL BOARD TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY BACK FOR THE TEACHER WHO TOOK THIS STRIKING PHOTO OF THEIR CLASSROOM SOUTH OF JACKSONVILLE STUDENTS SITTING AT THESE DESKS WOULD NOT BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS IN WASHINGTON THE PRESIDENT HAS PUSHED THE FDA AND NOW THEY’RE GIVING DOCTORS THE OKAY TO USE PLASMA THERAPY AS EMERGENCY TREATMENT FOR COVID-19 HE’S ACCUSED THE AGENCY OF HOLDING THINGS UP UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION >> THIS IS A POWERFUL THERAPY >> Reporter: LESS THAN A WEEK AGO THE SAME FDA WAS SAYING THAT THE SAME THERAPY WAS PROMISING BUT HAS NOT YET BEEN SHOWN TO BE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE >> WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY IS THAT YOU SAW THE FDA BEING BULLIED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HE’S TRYING TO NOW BULLY THE FDA INTO APPROVING A VACCINE OR VACCINES BEFORE THEY’VE BEEN ADEQUATELY TESTED >> STEVE OFS JOINS US NOW WE HEARD THE PRESIDENT ACCUSE THE FDA OF HAVING MEMBERS OF THE DEEP STATE WORKING AGAINST HIS ADMINISTRATION CLEARLY HE’LL BE PUTTING THE PRESSURE ON THEM WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR A VACCINE WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL RISKS OF PREMATURELY RELEASING A VACCINE >> THE BIGGEST RISKS ARE SAFETY CONCERNS ABOUT WHETHER THE VACCINE HAS BEEN TESTED, WHETHER IT’S EVEN TESTED TO BE SEEN AS A EFFECTIVE THE FDA HAS NOW AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY USE OF PLASMA THERAPIES BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT’S PUSHING BUT THE FDA SAYS TONIGHT THAT THEY ARE MAKING THEIR DECISIONS BASED ON SCIENCE, AND NOT POLITICS LINSEY >> STEVE THERE WAS THAT EXTREMELY DISCOURAGING HEADLINE TODAY COMING OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, REPORTING A CASE OF REINFECTION >> Reporter: YES, THAT CASE INVOLVES A PERSON WHO WAS SICK WITH COVID-19 IN HONG KONG WHO RECOVERED FROM THE DISEASE AND THEN GOT SICK AGAIN 4 1/2 MONTHS LATER IT’S GOT EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT IMMUNITY, IF IMMUNITY IS REAL AND IF SO HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? BUT HEALTH AUTHORITIES DO UNDERLINE THIS IS JUST ONE CASE, LINSEY >> QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE ANTIBODIES REMAIN STEVE, THANKS FOR YOUR REPORTING >>> NOW TO THAT ONE-TWO PUNCH THAT HAS MILLIONS ON THE GULF COAST ON EDGE TROPICAL STORM MARCO EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL WITH WINDS UP TO 50-MILE-PER-HOUR BUT IT’S LAURA RIGHT BEHIND IT, THIS WAS THE SCENE OF DESTRUCTION IT LEFT AS IT CROSSED THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND THIS HAS SO MANY MORE CONCERNED AND NOW HURRICANE WATCHES FOR THAT STORM HAVE BEEN POSTED FROM TEXAS TO LOUISIANA ROB MARCIANO IS IN THE STORM ZONE AND HAS THE VERY LATEST >> TONIGHT MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ALONG THE GULF COAST AS FAMILIES BRACE FOR THE ONE-TWO PUNCH OF TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS RESIDENTS RACING TO BOARD UP AND GET OUT A WALL OF SANDBAGS NOW IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE ISLAND >> AND THEN THERE’S THIS WALL NEW SINCE KATRINA, EAST OF NEW ORLEANS, DESIGNED TO KEEP GULF SURGE OUT OF THE CITY 26 FEET HIGH, AND NEARLY TWO MILES ACROSS OIL AND GAS COMPANIES EVACUATING EMPLOYEES FROM OFFSHORE RIGS AND STOPPING PRODUCTION THE STORMS HITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC >> THERE’S AN AWFUL LOT OF COVID OUT THERE THAT SHOULD INFLUENCE EVERYTHING YOU DO

>> Reporter: WHILE MARCO MOVES ASHORE HURRICANE HUNTERS ARE FLYING INSIDE LAURA NEAR CUBA TARGETING THE WARM WATERS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO WHERE IT’S LIKELY TO STRENGTHEN MORE LAWYER WHERE A BRINGING TORRENTIAL RAIN AND DEVASTATING FLASH FLOODING TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI THE STORM CLAIMING AT LEAST 11 LIVES IN THE TWO COUNTRIES AND THEN PUERTO RICO, LAURA KNOCKING OUT POWER TO MORE THAN 200,000 IN THE U.S. TERRITORY >> LOTS OF PEOPLE IN THE DARK TONIGHT ROB MARCIANO JOINS US WHAT’S THE LATEST TRACK? >> WE’LL START WITH MARCO, JUST NOW COMING ON SHORE HERE IN LOUISIANA SO WE HAVE YET TO FEEL THE WORST IMPACT THAT WILL HAPPEN OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS EAST OF HERE YOU’LL SEE IT ON THE RADAR, THAT’S WHERE ALL THE ACTION IS, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, PARTS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE, TORNADO WATCHES POSTED IN SOUTHERN GEORGIA UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, THIS ALL ROTATES IN OVERNIGHT, THE HEAVY RAIN COMES WITH IT BUT IT SHOULD DISSIPATE QUICKLY TOMORROW AND ALL EYES ARE ON THE LARGER STORM, LAURA, ON THE SOUTH CUBAN COASTLINE, THIS WILL GET INTO THE WARM WATERS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO, VERY QUIET WIND THERE, IT WILL BECOME A HURRICANE TOMORROW, POTENTIALLY STRENGTHENING RAPIDLY WHEN WE GET INTO THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY, AND WE’RE LOOKING FOR FAIRLY CONFIDENT LANDFALL SOMEWHERE BETWEEN GALVESTON AND SAY LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING, AND AT LEAST A CATEGORY 2 STORM THIS IS GOING TO BE MUCH, MUCH STRONGER THAN MARCO WAS, THAT WE’RE VERY CONFIDENT ON, AND HURRICANE WATCHES ARE POSTED TONIGHT JUST EAST OF GALVESTON TO MORGAN CITY, SOME OF THAT IS GOING TO BE LIKELY HURRICANE WARNINGS BY THIS TIME TOMORROW THIS COULD VERY WELL BE A HIGH IMPACT EVENT, POTENTIALLY THE WORST WE’VE SEEN YET THIS SEASON >> PEOPLE BRACING AND GETTING READY FOR THE WORST ROB MARCIANO, THANKS SO MUCH >>> WHEN WE COME BACK THE ANGER BREWING TONIGHT AFTER THE POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING OF BLACK FATHER SHOT IN THE BACK WHILE TRYING TO GET INTO HIS SUV, THREE CHILDREN IN THAT BACKSEAT WHAT SHORT AUTHORITIES ARE NOW SAYING >>> THE POSTMASTER GENERAL GRILLED TODAY ON CAPITOL HILL CALLING SOME OF THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST HIM OUTRAGEOUS BUT CONTINUING TO REFUSE TO BRING BACK CERTAIN MACHINES >>> AND THE RECORDING OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SISTER BLASTING HIM MADE PUBLIC BY HIS , SEPTEMBER 14th >>> WELCOME BACK WE TURN NOW TO KENOSHA, WISCONSIN WHERE PROTESTS HAVE BROKEN OUT AFTER A BLACK MAN WAS SHOT IN THE BACK BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER WHILE HE WAS REACHING INTO HIS CAR, INSIDE THE CAR HIS THREE YOUNG SONS IN THE BACKSEAT IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON TAPE AND THE VIDEO IS DISTURBING ABC’S ALEX PEREZ HAS THE LATEST ON THE CITY’S STATE OF EMERGENCY AND WHAT AUTHORITIES ARE SAYING NOW >> Reporter: TONIGHT THIS DISTURBING VIDEO THROWING A CITY INTO TURMOIL, A BLACK MAN WALKING AWAY FROM POLICE SHOT REPEATEDLY WHILE REACHING INTO HIS CAR KENOSHA, WISCONSIN POLICE RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC INCIDENT AT ABOUT 5:00 SUNDAY EVENING THE VIDEO STARTS WITH THREE OFFICERS, FOLLOWING JACOB BLAKE, ONE OF THEM WITH HIS GUN DRAWN, GRABBING BLAKE’S SHIRT AS HE OPENS THE CAR DOOR AND THEN OPENING FIRE, HITTING HIM IN THE BACK BLAKE’S THREE SONS IN THE CAR WITNESSING THE SHOOTING, HIS FIANCE THERE AS WELL >> JUST SHOOTING HIM WITH THE KIDS IN THE BACK SCREAMING THAT DON’T MAKE NO SENSE THAT YOU TREAT SOMEBODY LIKE THAT >> Reporter: TWO OF THE OFFICERS ARE NOW ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE PENDING AN INVESTIGATION >> LET ME BE CLEAR THIS WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT THIS WASN’T BAD POLICE WORK THIS FELT LIKE SOME SORT OF VENDETTA BEING TAKEN OUT ON A MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY >> Reporter: THE INCIDENT IMMEDIATELY IGNITING ANGER AND PROTESTS >> BLACK LIVES MATTER! >>> DOZENS OF CARS ON FIRE, VIOLENCE ERUPTING, THIS OFFICER KNOCKED OUT AFTER BEING HIT WITH A BRICK >> THIS DIDN’T START WITH GEORGE FLOYD, UNFORTUNATELY, IT’S BEEN AROUND FAR LONGER THAN HIM AND IF WE DON’T DO ANYTHING THIS WILL CONTINUE AS WE SAW YESTERDAY

>> Reporter: TONIGHT THE NATIONAL GUARD CALLED IN TO SUPPORT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT >> FOR MORE LET’S BRING IN ALEX PEREZ IN KENOSHA ON THE GROUND WHERE AUTHORITIES HAVE CALLED FOR A SECOND NIGHT OF CURFEWS WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THIS MOMENT, ALEX? >> Reporter: AUTHORITIES HAVE CALLED FOR THE OVERNIGHT CURFEW IT BEGINS AT 8:00 TONIGHT MUCH OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA OF KENOSHA IS COMPLETELY BOARDED UP, THIS COMMUNITY PREPARING FOR POSSIBLY ANOTHER NIGHT OF MORE DESTRUCTIVE PROTESTS >> ALEX, DO WE HAVE ANY UPDATE ON JACOB BLAKE’S CONDITION? >> Reporter: WE’VE HEARD FROM THE GOVERNOR HERE AND FROM THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE FAMILY, BEN CRUMP AT LAST WORD THEY’VE TOLD US HE REMAINS HOSPITALIZED IN SERIOUS BUT STABLE CONDITION LINSEY? >> ALEX PEREZ, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING >>> WE HAVE LOTS TO GET DO HERE ON PRIME, WHILE CALIFORNIA’S STATE SUPREME COURT DECIDED TO OVERTURN THE DEATH SENTENCE FOR CONVICTED KILLER SCOTT PETERSON YOU MAY RECALL HE WAS JAILED FOR MURDERING HIS WIFE AND THEIR UNBORN SON ON CHRISTMAS EVE BACK IN 20U 20 >>> THE WILDFIRE EMERGENCY OUT WEST AND THE NEW THREAT OF LIGHTNING MAKING THINGS ALL THE MORE DIFFICULT >>> UP NEXT, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BEHIND IN THE POLLS RIGHT NOW, HE SAYS AROUND THIS TIME IN 2016 HE WAS AS WELL WE’LL DRILL DOWN ON THE NUMBERS >>> TWEET OF THE DAY, NEWS THAT THE STREETS OUTSIDE THE STAPLES CENTER WILL BE RENAMED KOBE BRYANT BOULEVARD HE WOULD HAVE TURNED 42 YESTERDAY ACCESS >>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY, ABOUT AN HOUR NOW FROM THE START OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION, WE TAKE A LOOK BY THE NUMBERS AT THE POLLS AND HOW MUCH CAN CHANGE IN JUST A FEW MONTHS JOE BIDEN NOW HAS A 73 IN 100 CHANCE OF BEATING PRESIDENT TRUMP THIS NOVEMBER, ACCORDING TO CURRENT FORECASTS BY OUR PARTNERS AT 538 27 AND 100, THOSE ARE CURRENTLY TRUMP’S CHANCES OF WINNING AT THIS MOMENT PRE-CONVENTION POLLING HAS BIDEN LEADING TRUMP BY EIGHT PERCENTAGE POINTS ON AVERAGE, THAT’S THE LARGEST PRE-CONVENTION LEAD OF ANY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SINCE 1996 WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP BILL CLINTON HELD A 15–POINT ADVANTAGE OVER SENATOR BOB DOLE AND SINCE 1968 NO INCUMBENT PRESIDENT HAS TRAILED AS MUCH AS TRUMP HEADING INTO THE FIRST CONVENTION BUT IT IS STILL EARLY AND SO MUCH CAN CHANGE BEFORE NOVEMBER THE FINAL VOTE TYPICALLY DIFFERS BY ABOUT FIVE POINTS FROM THESE PRE-CONVENTION POLLING MARGINS ACCORDING TO 538 AND SOMETIMES WE SEE DRAMATIC COMEBACKS IN 19 # 8 WHEN GEORGE H.W. BUSH TRAIL BY 17 POINTS AND THEN WENT ON TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY HERE ON PRIME, OUR JOURNEY TO ONE OF THE POOREST AND MOST DIVERSE COUNTIES IN NORTH CAROLINA, MANY OF THAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS OF THE LUNDBY TRIBE OFTEN VOTED DEMOCRATIC BUT THEY BROKE FOR TRUMP IN A BIG WAY >>> ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL FIGURES IN THE CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE MOMENT, JERRY FALL WELL JR. CLAIMING HIS WIFE DID AND THE ACCUSATIONS BEING LEVELED AGAINST HIM >>> THE WOMAN WHO WAS DECLARED DEAD BUT FOUND BREATHING IN A FUNERAL HOME HOURS LATER BUT FIRST, HERE’S SOME OF THE TRENDING STORIES ON ABCNEWS.COM welcome to Disney plus ♪

>>> AS TROPICAL STORM MARCO WEAKENS, SO DOES THE THREAT OF STORM SURGE ALONG THE GULF COAST IT’S A TEMPORARY RELIEF FOR LOUISIANA BUT OFFICIALS SAY TROPICAL STORM LAURA WILL GATHER HURRICANE STRENGTH HITTING THE GULF SHORES WITH A WALLOP >> THAT IS GOING TO BE A SIGNIFICANT STORM >> Reporter: THE STORM HAS ALREADY SLAMMED THE CARIBBEAN IN HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LEAVING AT LEAST EIGHT PEOPLE DEAD, AUTHORITIES TELLING RESIDENTS IT’S SAFER TO SHELTER AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE INSTEAD OF A LARGE SHELTER >> A LAST RESORT FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS TO EVACUATE >> I DID NOT DIRECT THE REMOVAL OF BLUE COLLECTION BOXES OR THE REMOVAL OF MAIL PROCESSING EQUIPMENT >> Reporter: ON CAPITOL HILL ANOTHER DAY OF GRILLING FOR POSTMASTER GENERAL LOUIS DeJOY >> WITHHOLDING INFORMATION FROM US, CONCEALING DOCUMENTS AND DOWNPLAYING THE DAMAGE THAT YOU’RE CAUSING >> Reporter: DEMOCRAT HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND REFORM COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMAN CAROLYN BALONEY ALLEGING DeJOY IS INSTITUTING A SERIES OF CHANGES IN ORDER TO AID PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REELECTION CHANCES >> DEMOCRATS FABRICATED A BASELESS CONSPIRACY THEORY — >> Reporter: REPUBLICANS SAYING EVERY POSTMASTER GENERAL MAKES THESE KINDS OF OPERATIONAL CHANGES >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA KEEPS FIGHTING A BATTLE AGAINST THE WILDFIRES THAT HAVE BURNED NEARLY A MILLION ACRES ACROSS THE STATE >> MANDATORY EVACUATION ZONE — >> Reporter: AND FORCED MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE TO FLEE THEIR HOMES >> THE SECOND AND THIRD LARGEST FIRES IN CALIFORNIA HISTORY ARE BURNING AROUND US AT THE MOMENT >> Reporter: THE FIRES KILLING A 70-YEAR-OLD MAN FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK, BUT RESOURCES ARE STRETCHED THIN AND NEW LIGHTNING STORMS ARE FORECAST TO MAKE THE SITUATION WORSE >> EACH AND EVERY COUNTY IS NOW ON HIGH ALERT DUE TO THE STORM THAT’S COMING IN WE HAVE LOW PERSONNEL BECAUSE THEY’RE ALL COMMITTED ON OTHER INCIDENTS >> WE, THE JURY, FIND THE DEFENDANT SCOTT LEE PETERSON GUILTY >> Reporter: CONVICTED KILLER SCOTT PETERSON WON’T BE PUT TO DEATH THE DEATH SENTENCE WAS OVERTURNED BUT THE GUILTY VERDICT STILL STANDS HE’S BEEN BEHIND BARS FOR MURDERING HIS WIFE LACEY AND THEIR UNBORN SON ON CHRISTMAS EVE IN 2002 THEIR BODIES DUMPED IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY CALIFORNIA STATE SUPREME COURT FOUND JUDICIAL ERROR DURING SENTENCING PROSECUTORS CAN REFILE BUT CALIFORNIA HASN’T EXECUTED ANYONE SINCE 2006 >> TALK ABOUT A MISTAKE, A FUNERAL HOME IN MICHIGAN DISCOVERED IN THE MOST SHOCKING OF WAYS, A WOMAN DECLARED DEAD WAS ACTUALLY ALIVE A FUNERAL HOME IN SOUTH FIELD, MICHIGAN WAS PREPARING THE 20-YEAR-OLD FOR HER FINAL RESTING PLACE WHEN WORKERS REALIZED SHE WAS STILL BREATHING

THIS WAS A SHOCK TO THEM BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN OFFICIALLY PRONOUNCED DEAD AFTER FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDING TO A 911 CALL FOUND HER UNRESPONSIVE AND NOT BREATHING WELL, THAT’S WHAT THEY THOUGHT AFTER THE FUNERAL WORKERS REALIZED THE MISTAKE THEY CALLED THE EMS AGAIN, SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND THE WOMAN IS GETTING A SECOND LEASE ON LIFE NOW, THE CASE UNDER INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE IF FIRST RESPONDERS FOLLOWED PROPER PROTOCOLS >>> WELCOME BACK, WELL, THE TRUMP FAMILY WILL LIKELY PAINT THIS WEEK’S CONVENTION AS A FAMILY AFFAIR, SOME EXTENDED MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY ARE SHOWING A SPLIT FROM THE TRUMPS IN THE WHITE HOUSE IN A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS TAPED BY THE PRESIDENT’S NIECE MARY TRUMP YOU HEAR THE PRESIDENT’S SISTER RETIRED FEDERAL JUDGE MARY ANN TRUMP BARRY CALLING HER BROTHER A LYING, CRUEL MAN WITH NO PRINCIPLES THE WHITE HOUSE FORCED TO RESPOND AS THE GOP CONVENTION GETS UNDER WAY OUR CHIEF NATIONAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT HAS THE STORY >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SISTER MARY ANN TRUMP BARRY, BLASTING HER BROTHER IN A BATCH OF SECRET AUDIO RECORDINGS OBTAINED AND VERIFIED BY ABC NEWS, FIRST REPORTED IN THE “WASHINGTON POST.” >> HE HAS NO PRINCIPLES, NONE, NONE YOU CAN’T TRUST HIM >> Reporter: THE RETIRED FEDERAL JUDGE LABELING HER BROTHER CRUEL AND PHONY >> AND THE LIES, OH, MY GOD, BUT YOU KNOW, IT IS A CHANGE OF STORY, THE LACK OF PREPARATION, THE LYING, THE HOLY [ BLEEP ] >> Reporter: TAKING ON HIS ADMINISTRATION’S CONTROVERSIAL POLICY TO SEPARATE FAMILIES AT THE BORDER >> HE’S APPEALING TO THE BASE WHAT THEY’RE DOING WITH THE KIDS AT THE BORDER I GUESS HE HASN’T READ MY IMMIGRATION OPINIONS >> UH-HUH >> BUT, YOU KNOW, IN ONE EAR, OUT THE OTHER HE DOESN’T READ >> Reporter: MARY ANN SLAMMING HER BROTHER OVER HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT >> I SAID THAT TO HIM ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO I SAID GET RID OF TWITTER STOP THIS >> HE LITERALLY CAN’T HELP HIMSELF >> HE CAN’T >> Reporter: THE LEAKED CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT’S SISTER AND THEIR NIECE MARY TRUMP WERE SECRETLY RECORDED BY MARY WHO SAYS SHE TAPED 15 HOURS OF THEIR FACE TO FACE TALKS BETWEEN 2018 AND 2019 IN ORDER TO PROTECT HERSELF FROM POSSIBLE LITIGATION OVER A FAMILY INHERITANCE DISPUTE IN HER RECENTLY RELEASED BOOK MARY TRUMP CALLS THE PRESIDENT, QUOTE, THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS MAN AND ALSO ALLEGES HE CHEATED HIS WAY INTO U-PENN’S BUSINESS SCHOOL WHICH HE REGULARLY BRAGS ABOUT ATTENDING >> YOU HAVE ONE POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATION IN THE BOOK, AT LEAST ONE, AND YOU WRITE THAT WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS TRYING TO TRANSFER FROM FORDHAM TO PENN, HE HAD SOMEONE ELSE TAKE HIS S.A.T.s >> YES >> THIS WAS 1964 HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT? >> I’VE BEEN TOLD THIS BY PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY I AM ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT THAT IT’S TRUE >> Reporter: IN THE AUDIO RECORDINGS BARRY APPEARS TO SUPPORT OHER NIECE’S CLAIM >> HOW DID DONALD KNOW HIM? >> THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL HE WIRED THE TESTS HE WAS GREAT TEST TAKER THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DO THAT >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PREVIOUSLY CALLED THE S.A.T ALLEGATION COMPLETELY FALSE AND PRESIDENT TRUMP RELEASING A STATEMENT ABOUT THE AUDIO LEAK SAYING EVERY DAY IT IS SOMETHING ELSE, WHO CARES? >> THIS IS POLITICS AS USUAL BY A NIECE THAT WAS WRITTEN OUT OF A WILL, THAT APPARENTLY HAS AN AX TO GRIND BECAUSE SHE WANTS JOE BIDEN TO BE PRESIDENT >> OUR THANKS TO TOM FOR THAT AS WE COVERED PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN NORTH CAROLINA TODAY ACCEPTING HIS PARTY’S NOMINATION FOR A SECOND TERM WE HEARD FROM NORTH CAROLINA VOTERS EARLY IN THE SHOW BUT WE WANTED TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK IN PARTICULAR AT A CRITICAL CORNER OF THE SWING STATE IN THE POOREST AND MOST DIVERSE COUNTY IN NORTH CAROLINA, AND HOME TO THE LUNDBY TRIBE OF NATIVE AMERICANS FOUR YEARS AGO THEY SWUNG FOR TRUMP THEY’RE GRIPPED BY THE PANDEMIC AND A FAILING ECONOMY OUR DEVIN DWYER WENT THERE TO SEE WHERE THEY STAND NOW POLITICALLY >> Reporter: ELECTION SEASON IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA LOOKING ANYTHING BUT NORMAL HOW BAD IS IT? >> IT’S BAD, IT’S REALLY BAD >> Reporter: THE LARGEST AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBE EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI WITH ITS GROWING POLITICAL SWAY CONSUMED BY THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 >> DEATHS ARE HIGH AS WELL >> Reporter: WHEN WE VISITED LATE LAST MONTH TEST KITS PURCHASED BY THE LUNDBY WERE IN SHORT SUPPLY ALONG WITH FINANCIAL AID FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHICH WAS CONTINGENT ON FEDERAL RECOGNITION THEY DON’T HAVE >> WITH FEDERAL RECOGNITION

COMES HEALTH CARE, FREE EDUCATION AND THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE ARE IN NEED OF RIGHT NOW >> Reporter: WHILE THEY’VE CALLED THIS LAND HOME FOR CENTURIES THE GOVERNMENT HAS DENIED THEIR CLAIMS OF TRIBAL IDENTITY AND SOVEREIGNTY, EXCLUDING THEM FROM LEGAL STATUS AND FEDERAL BENEFITS CONGRESS PASSED $8 BILLION FOR TRIBAL COVID RELIEF, BUT THE LUNDBY DID NOT GET ONE CENT WITH HELP FROM GLOBAL CHARITIES THE TRIBE IS TESTING, FEEDING AND EDUCATING AS MANY OF ITS 55,000 MEMBERS AS IT CAN >> WE HAVE CORN, TOMATOES >> Reporter: HANDING OUT FRESH PRODUCE, TPPE AND TEACHING SUPPLIES, NEARLY HALF OF HOMES IN THE COUNTY DON’T HAVE HIGH SPEED INTERNET >> BIC NECESSITIES >> EXERCISE, IT’S IMPORTANT TO US >> PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES >> THIS IS GYM CLASS IN A BAG >> YES, YES >> Reporter: THE LUNDBY TAKE PRIDE IN SELF-RELIANCE, AT ONCE INDEPENDENT AND PATRIOTIC >> THIS IS OUR COUNTRY TOO AND WE’RE GOING TO DEFEND IT BECAUSE IT’S OUR COUNTRY, IT’S OUR LAND >> Reporter: TRIBAL CHAIRMAN HARVEY GODWIN SAYS MANY ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THE LONG RUNNING BATTLE WITH WASHINGTON DO YOU FEEL LIKE DONALD TRUMP HAS DELIVERED? >> WE DON’T HAVE FEDERAL RECOGNITION THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC THE CHALLENGES THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT, HAS HE DELIVERED FOR AMERICA, I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR THE LUNDBY BUT RIGHT NOW WE’RE STRUGGLING >> Reporter: THEY’RE STRUGGLING FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW, WHEN FLOODING DEVASTATED FAMILIES AND BREACHED A DAM ON THE TRIBE’S SACRED LAKE TRIBAL LEADERS ARE STILL NEGOTIATING THE BILL >> AMIDST OUR POW WOWS HELD OUT HERE, SEASONAL PRAYERS, OUR ELDERS COME HERE AND PRAY FOR THE WELL BEING OF THE PEOPLE FOUR TIMES A YEAR, IT’S A SIGN OF HOPE THAT THIS IS BACK >> ABSOLUTELY >> GODWIN CREDITS THE STATE’S BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SEE THE PROJECT THROUGH A SIGN HE SAYS THAT THEY’RE EMERGING FOR DECADES VOTING FOR DEMOCRATS IN 2016 THEY BROKE BIG FOR DONALD TRUMP LAST FALL IN A SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION HERE MANY BACKED THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE >> THIS IS ABOUT PERSONALITIES, PEOPLE ARE FED UP AND THEY WANT A GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS >> Reporter: JOSHUA MALCOLM IS A FORMER STATE ELECTION OFFICIAL AND NOW CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE TRIBAL SUPREME COURT >> WHERE PEOPLE ARE MOVING NOW ARE MORE TO UNAFFILIATED SOME PEOPLE CALL THEM UNREGISTERED, CALL THEM WHAT YOU WANT TO, BUT THEY’RE UNAFFILIATED AND QUITE CANDIDLY THAT’S ABOUT PEOPLE BEING DISSATISFIED ON BOTH SIDES >> THE TRIBE’S HOME IS ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE RURAL COUNTIES IN THE COUNTRY MINORITIES MAKE UP THE MAJORITY, 42% IDENTIFY AS NATIVE AMERICAN, REGISTERED DEMOCRATS OUTNUMBER REPUBLICANS BY 4 TO 1 BUT THOSE UNAFFILIATED VOTERS MAKE UP NEARLY A THIRD >> AND NOW WE ARE A SWING TRANSCRIBE TO WHICH I THINK IS GOOD FOR ALL THE INDIAN COUNTRIES FOR US TO BE THIS WAY >> Reporter: BUT TO HAVE INFLUENCE THE LUNDBY THESE TO TURN OUT, 20% OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS ARE REGISTERED DONNA IS A RIGHTS ADVOCATE HELPING THEM >> ON RESERVATIONS IT’S WORD OF MOUTH YOU HAVE TO BE ON THE GROUND TO LET PEOPLE KNOW >> Reporter: THE PANDEMIC PROMISES TO MAKE THE PERSON TO PERSON WORK TO HAVE GETTING THEM TO THE POLLS EVEN HARDER >> COVID IS REALLY MUDDYING THE WATERS BUT WE’RE RESILIENT PEOPLE >> Reporter: A RECORDING ARTIST ALEXIS JONES, A FORMER CONTESTANT ON AMERICAN IDOL IS AMONG THE TRIBE’S YOUNG PEOPLE WORKING TO BOOST VOTER REGISTRATION >> BEING AN INDIGENOUS PERSON AND LIVING IN THE WHITE MAN’S WORLD, AS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IT’S HARD TO REALLY GET OUR STORY OUT THERE BECAUSE PEOPLE TEND TO FORGET WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE AND WHO WE ARE AS A RACE >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTY AT ELECTION HEADQUARTERS OFFICIALS ARE SCRAMBLING TOO >> BY THE TIME THE ELECTION ROLLS AROUND I’M SURE WE’LL BE BUSIER THAN A ONE-LEGGED MAN IN A BUTT KICKING CONTEST >> TINA BLEDSOE HAS BEEN RUNNING ELECTIONS FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS, HER TEAM IS STILL SOURCING PPE FOR POLL WORKERS AND NEW VOTING BOOTHS TO HELP KEEP PEOPLE MORE THAN SIX FEET APART >> HOW IMPORTANT IS IT AHEAD OF NOVEMBER TO GET IT RIGHT? >> IT’S CRUCIAL, AS YOU KNOW WE’LL BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT >> THE LUNDBY WILL BE IN THE CENTER OF THAT SPOTLIGHT WITH THEIR FEDERAL RECOGNITION STILL HANGING IN THE BALANCE POST-PRESIDENTIAL RACE IN NORTH CAROLINA COULD HELP DECIDE WHETHER THE STATE GOES RED OR BLUE TRIBAL COUNCILMAN JARED LAWYERRY SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A GOOD SHOT >> THEY GRAVITATE TO SOMEBODY WHO SPEAKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT, NOT A POLITICIAN AND YOU GET THE UNDERSTANDING IF HE SAYS SOMETHING, HE KIND OF MEANS IT AND HE’S VERY DIFFERENT >> I CANNOT SPEAK FOR ALL MY LUNDBY PEOPLE BUT TO HEAR THE

THINGS THAT THIS MAN HAS SAID, AND HIS VIEWPOINTS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, ON WOMEN, ON THE LGTBIA COMMUNITY, IT’S KIND OF HARD TO REALLY AGREE WITH SOME OF HIS VIEWS >> THE CANDIDATES WE HAVE AND THE CALIBER OF CANDIDATES WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS JUST FRUSTRATING TO SAY THE LEAST >> Reporter: THAT FRUSTRATION HAS POLITICAL ANALYSTS WATCHING THE LUNDBY AS A WILD CARD TELLING PEOPLE EVERYTHING IS ON THE LINE >> HOW ARE WE GOING TO GO FORWARD AS A PEOPLE, WITH SOCIAL INJUSTICE, WITH THE PANDEMIC, WITH HEALTH, WITH THE ECONOMY, REBOUNDING IT, WITH SMALL BUSINESS EVERYTHING IS AFFECTED BY WHAT WE’RE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW >> FOR ABC NEWS LIVE I’M DEVIN DWYER IN NORTH CAROLINA >> OUR THANKS TO DEVON FOR THAT >>> WHEN WE RETURN AN IN DEPTH LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT’S FIRST TERM AS HE BEGINS HIS PITCH FOR A SECOND STAY WITH US GIVING THE THUMBS UP AFTER THEY BOTH SPOKE FOLLOWING THEIR RENOMINATION TO LEAD THEIR PARTY IF REELECTED IN NOVEMBER >>> AND THAT’S OUR SHOW FOR TONIGHT BE SURE TO STAY TUNED TO ABC NEWS LIVE FOR MORE CONTEXT AND ANALYSIS OF THE DAY’S TOP STORIES I’M ABOUT TO SWITCH SETS AND BE JOINED BY TOM YAMAS AND OUR POWER HOUSE ROUND TABLE FOR NIGHT ONE OF REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION COVERAGE, BUT BEFORE THE PRESIDENT BEGINS LAYING OUT HIS PITCH TO VOTERS FOR ANOTHER FOUR YEARS CECILIA VEGA GIVES US A LOOK AT HIS REMARKABLE FIRST TERM >> HE WAS THE PRESIDENT YOU SAW COMING, PUNDITS — >> DONALD TRUMP HAS SHOWN HIMSELF TO BE A SHOWMAN, I DON’T THINK HE’S A SERIOUS CANDIDATE >> THE POLLS >> THIS IS REALLY CLINTON’S RACE TO LOSE SHE LEADS IN NATIONAL POLLS, SHE LEADS IN EARLY VOTING >> EVEN DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF SAID HE HAD DOUBTS >> I SORT OF THOUGHT I LOST AND I WAS OKAY WITH IT I WOULDN’T SAY GREAT IN FACT, I CALLED MY VICE PRESIDENT AND I SAID IT’S NOT LOOKING GOOD, RIGHT, MIKE, I SAID NOT LOOKING GOOD >> BUT HE DID WIN, HIS FIRST HYUNDAIS IN OFFICE JUST AS UNPREDICTABLE AT HIS VICTORY AND FILLED WITH CONTROVERSY >> THE NEW ORDER SUSPENDS U.S VISAS, INCLUDING GREEN CARDS FOR CITIZENS OF SEVEN PREDOMINANTLY MUSLIM COUNTRIES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY >> NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN FORCED TO RESIGN >> FROM THE REVOLVING DOOR OF DEPARTURES, BIG NAMES, ONE AFTER THE NEXT TO THE STEADY STREAM OF DIZZYING TWEETING PRESIDENT TRUMP LASHING OUT TO 85 MILLION FOLLOWERS, SCENES LIKE THIS, THE INFAMOUS MOMENT IN THE WAKE OF NEO-NAZI PROTESTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE >> YOU ALSO HAD PEOPLE THAT WERE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES >> BUT EVEN IN THE CHAOS THE ADMINISTRATION HAS SEEN LEGISLATIVE SUCCESS >> IT’S ALWAYS A LOT OF FUN WHEN YOU WIN >> THE PRESIDENT FULFILLING CAMPAIGN PROMISES, INCLUDING CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, PUSHING THROUGH A NEW TAX PLAN, RENEGOTIATING NAFTA, AND CREATING A SPACE FORCE THE FIRST NEW BRANCH OF THE MILITARY SINCE THE AIR FORCE WAS ADDED IN 1947 >> BUT AS FOR THAT PROMISE TO BUILD A BORDER WALL THAT MEXICO WOULD PAY FOR, SO FAR JUST FOUR MILES OF A NEW WALL HAVE BEEN BUILT WHERE NO BARRIER STOOD BEFORE, AND MEXICO IS NOT PAYING FOR IT >> JUDGE GORSUCH HAS OUTSTANDING LEGAL SKILLS, A BRILLIANT MIND >> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BOASTING ABOUT ITS SWEEPING CHANGES TO AMERICA’S COURTS MORE THAN 200 JUDGES APPOINTED, TWO SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, INCLUDING BRETT KAVANAUGH, ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, HIS CONFIRMATION A FLASH POINT >> I AM HERE TODAY NOT BECAUSE I WANT TO BE, I’M TERRIFIED, BUT THE DETAILS THAT — ABOUT THAT NIGHT THAT BRING ME HERE TODAY ARE THE ONES I WILL NEVER FORGET >> BUT I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS TO HER OR TO ANYONE THAT’S NOT WHO I AM

IT IS NOT WHO I WAS >> ON THE WORLD STAGE AMONG THE ADMINISTRATION’S VICTORIES, THE KILLING OF ISIS LEADERAL BAG DAY DEE, AND A HISTORIC DEAL BETWEEN THE UNITED EMIRATES AND ISRAEL, BUT HE’S ALIENATED MANY IN FAVOR OF AMERICA FIRST POLICY AND TOUGH TALK >> WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT SITUATION GOING ON >> ECONOMISTS SAY HIS TRADE WAR WITH CHINA WILL COST THE U.S ECONOMY AN ESTIMATED $316 BILLION BY THE END OF THIS YEAR AN AIR STRIKE ON A TOP IRANIAN GENERAL THIS YEAR BROUGHT THE NATION TO THE BRINK OF AN ACTUAL WAR >> AND IT IS A VERY, VERY BUSY FRIDAY MORNING HERE AT “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” AND THE U.S AND OUR ALLIES ON ALERT AFTER THE DRAMATIC ATTACK ON IRAN’S TOP MILITARY COMMANDER >> NOT TO MENTION HIS DEALINGS WITH DICTATORS, THE PRESIDENT THREATENING KIM JONG-UN WITH FIRE AND FURY, ONLY LATER TO BECOME THE FIRST SITTING U.S PRESIDENT TO SET FOOT IN THE HERMIT KINGDOM THE RESULT, EXPERTS SAY NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR ARSENAL IS EVEN LARGER TODAY THAN IT WAS BEFORE THE TWO LEADERS MET BUT NO COUNTRY HAS CREATED MORE CONTROVERSY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP THAN ROIR EVEN AFTER THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY CONCLUDED RUSSIA DID, INDEED, TRY TO TIP THE SCALE TO HELP PRESIDENT TRUMP WIN IN 2016, HE SPARKED BIPARTISAN OUTRAGE WHEN HE PUBLICLY VOWED TO VLADIMIR PUTIN, WHEN PUTIN DENIED RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE >> I HAVE PRESIDENT PUTIN, HE JUST SAID IT’S NOT RUSSIA I WILL SAY THIS, I DON’T SEE ANY REASON WHY IT WOULD BE >> A 17 MONTH SPECIAL COUNCIL INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 ELECTION AND ALLEGED TIES BETWEEN THE TRUMP TEAM AND RUSSIA, CONFIRMED RUSSIA DID INDEED MEDDLE IN THE ELECTION BUT IT DID NOT ESTABLISH CONSPIRACY WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN >> I’M HAVING A GOOD DAY TOO IT WAS CALLED NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION >> THE PRESIDENT FALSELY CLAIMING TOTAL EXONERATION EVEN THOUGH ROBERT MUELLER’S REPORT SPECIFICALLY SAID THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT EXONERATED INSTEAD DETAILING MULTIPLE INSTANCES WHEN THE PRESIDENT MAY HAVE OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE >> THE TROUBLE DID NOT END THERE JUST A FEW MONTHS LATER NEWS OF THAT NOW INFAMOUS PHONE CALL WITH THE LEADER OF UKRAINE >> TONIGHT WE NOW HAVE THE TRANSCRIPT OF THAT CALL AND ON IT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS I’D LIKE YOU TO DO US A FAVOR, HE GOES ON TO LATER BRING UP HIS POLITICAL OPPONENT JOE BIDEN >> PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCUSED OF A QUID PRO QUO, WITHHOLDING AID — ULTIMATELY IN JUST THE THIRD TIME IN U.S. HISTORY THE HOUSE VOTING TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT >> THE PRESIDENT LEAVES US NO CHOICE BUT TO ACT >> Reporter: THE SENATE ULTIMATELY ACQUITTING HIM THE PRESIDENT WAS RIDING HIGH >> BUT THIS IS WHAT THE END RESULT IS >> Reporter: BUT THE NEXT CRISIS WAS ALREADY TAKING HOLD WITH THE FIRST CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGING BY THE MIDDLE OF MARCH ALL 50 STATES HIT, FORTING MANDATORY SHUTDOWNS THE PRESIDENT BLAMING CHINA FOR FAILING TO CONTAIN THE INITIAL OUTBREAK, GIVING THE VIRUS THAT RACIST NICKNAME >> YOUR OWN AIDE, SAYS HE DOES NOT USE THIS TERM HE SAYS ETHNICITY DOES NOT CAUSE THE VIRUS WHY DO YOU KEEP USING THIS? >> IT COMES FROM CHINA IT’S NOT RACIST AT ALL IT COMES FROM THE CHINA >> Reporter: NOW COVID-19 HAS CLAIMED MORE THAN 176,000 LIVES, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HISTORICALLY HIGH >> IT’S GOING TO DISAPPEAR ONE DAY, IT’S A LIKE A MIRACLE, IT WILL DISAPPEAR I SAID IT’S GOING AWAY AND IT IS GOING AWAY DISAPPEARING, IT’S GOING TO DISAPPEAR >> AND CRITICS BLAMING PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR FAILING TO TAKE THE PANDEMIC SERIOUSLY FROM THE BEGINNING HIS ALREADY LOW APPROVAL RATINGS SINKING BUT THROUGH IT ALL, THE PRESIDENT’S SEEMINGLY UNSHAKABLE BASE HAS STUCK WITH HIM AND NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP IS COUNTING ON THAT BASE ONCE AGAIN TO PROPEL HIM TO A SECOND TERM CECILIA VEGA, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK

>>> THIS IS AN ABC NEWS SPECIAL REPUBLICANS DOUBLE DOWN ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, OFFICIALLY MAKING HIM THEIR NOMINEE WITH MILLIONS OUT OF WORK, UNREST IN AMERICA, AND A NATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY GO IN MAKE THEIR CASE FOR FOUR MORE YEARS >> THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY >> TONIGHT, NIKKI HALEY, SENATOR TIM SCOTT, AND DONALD TRUMP JR TAKE CENTER STAGE LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HERE NOW, LINSEY DAVIS, TOM LLAMAS, AND THE ABC NEWS POWERHOUSE POLITICAL TEAM >> GOOD EVENING, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US NOW IT’S THE PRESIDENT’S TURN TO MAKE HIS PITCH TO VOTERS TO KEEP HIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE >> THAT’S RIGHT, LINSEY JUST LAST WEEK THE DEMOCRATS PULLED OFF THE FIRST VIRTUAL CONVENTION THIS WEEK THE PURCHASE AND THE SPOTLIGHT ON REPUBLICANS >> EARLIER IN NORTH CAROLINA WHERE THE RNC PLANNED TO HOLD THEIR CONVENTION BEFORE COVID, THE PRESIDENT ACCEPTED HIS PARTY’S NOMINATION FOR A SECOND TERM TONIGHT WE EXPECT TO SEE HIM AGAIN ALONG WITH HIS SON, DON JR., FORMER U.N. AMBASSADOR NICK LEE HAILEY AND TIM SCOTT >> ALL OF THIS TAKING PLACE WITH THE BACKDROP OF THE WORST GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS IN A CENTURY HERE IN THE U.S., MORE THAN 5 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED SO FAR BY COVID-19, MORE THAN 177,000 AND COUNTING KILLED BY THE VIRUS THE REPUBLICANS WERE RELUCTANT TO GO VIRTUAL, BRIEFLY ATTEMPT TO GO DETOUR FROM NORTH CAROLINA TO FLORIDA UNTIL CASES SPIKED THERE PARTY LEADERS SAY THIS WILL FEEL MORE LIKE A TRADITIONAL CONVENTION WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE >> THE CONVENTION IS ALSO UNFOLDING OVER CONTINUED RACIAL UNREST IN OUR COUNTRY, THIS TIME IN WISCONSIN, WHERE POLICE SHOT A BLACK MAN MULTIPLE TIMES, SPARKING PROTESTS THERE WE’LL DIG INTO THAT RACIAL DIVIDE IN AMERICA AND PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CLAIM THAT NO PRESIDENT HAS DONE MORE TO HELP BLACK AMERICANS OUR POWERHOUSE IS WITH US IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, D.C., AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY BUT WE WANT TO BEGIN WITH MARY BRUCE AT THE MELON CENTER IN WASHINGTON WHERE THOSE BIG SPEECHES ARE SET TO TAKE PLACE LATER ON THIS EVENING MARY, SOME BIG NAMES SET TO SPEAK TONIGHT BUT WE’VE ALREADY SEEN THE PRESIDENT DURING THE ROLL CALL AND WE’LL SEE HIM OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE CONVENTION, WHICH LIKE SO MUCH IN THIS PRESIDENCY IS RATHER DIFFERENT >> YEAH THIS CONVENTION IS GOING TO HAVE A VERY DIFFERENT FEEL AND A VERY DIFFERENT TONE FROM WHAT WE SAW LAST WEEK WITH DEMOCRATS MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS THE TRUMP SHOW THE REALITY TELEVISION STAR IS ACUTELY AWARE HOW EVERYTHING PLAYS ON TELEVISION AND THAT’S GOING TO AFFECT EVERYTHING THAT WE SEE HERE IT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WE’RE STANDING HERE IN FRONT OF THE AUDITORIUM THE PRESIDENT WANTS A MORE GRAND AND REGAL FEEL TO THIS AND MAKE IT FEEL LIKE A TRADITIONAL CONVENTION HE WAS ALSO NOT A BIG FAN OFF THE ZOOMTYLE VIRTUAL CONVENTION HE SAW LAST WEEK, WHICH IS WHY SO MANY OF THE SPEAKERS ARE GOING TO BE LIVE WE WILL BE HEARING THEM TONIGHT HERE INSIDE WHAT IS A VERY ORNATE, REGAL SPACE IN WASHINGTON, AND THEN THROUGHOUT THE WEEK MANY OF THE SPEAKERS, THE PRESIDENT, OF COURSE, THE FIRST LADY WILL BE SPEAKING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IF AN UNPRECEDENTED MOVE THE TONE IS ALSO GOING TO BE VERY DIFFERENT THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE PRESIDENT’S TEAM HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT THEY FELT THAT THE DEMOCRATS’ CONVENTION WAS A LITTLE TOO DOWNBEAT AND DOWNTRODDEN THEY WANT TO BE MORE OPTIMISTIC AND HOPEFULLY IN TONE THAT COULD BE A CHALLENGE FOR THE PRESIDENT, THOUGH, BECAUSE BASED ON HIS REMARKS ALREADY KICKING THINGS OFF EARLIER TODAY, HE WAS BACK TO SORT OF HIS USUAL LITANY OF GRIEVANCES HE’S BEEN PAINTING A APOCALYPTIC PICTURE OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF JOE BIDEN IS ELECTED THE QUESTION HERE IS WHETHER THE PRESIDENT CAN STICK TO THE SCRIPT AS HIS PARTY AS OUTLINED AS REPUBLICANS TRY TO REACH BEYOND THE TRUMP BASE AND APPEAL TO A BROADER SECTION OF THE ELECTORATE >> TRYING TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, AGAIN

MARY, WE SAW 27 FORMER REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ABANDON THEIR PARTY AND DORIS JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS THIS HIGHLIGHTS THE DIVIDE IN THE GOP BETWEEN THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT AND THE NEVER-TRUMP FACTION >> ABSOLUTELY THOSE 27 REPUBLICANS LED BY THE MOST VOCAL AMONG THEM, FORMER REPUBLICAN SENATOR JEFF FLAKE HE, OF COURSE, IS VERY FAMILIAR WITH CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT HE WROTE A WHOLE BOOK AFTER HE LEFT CONGRESS TAKING AIM AT THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ADMINISTRATION BUT HE WAS VERY BLUNT IN SAYING THAT HE FEELS THAT THE PRESIDENT SIMPLY HAS ABANDONED CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES, MAKING AN APPEAL TO CONSERVATIVE VOTERS THAT IF THEY HOPE TO HOLD ON TO THOSE PRINCIPLES, THAT JOE BIDEN IS A BETTER BET THAN DONALD TRUMP IT IS A MESSAGE THAT I THINK IS FAMILIAR TO THE TRUMP TEAM IT IS ALSO ONE WE HAVE HEARD FROM JEFF FLAKE AND OTHER REPUBLICANS OVER AND OVER AGAIN BUT IT REALLY DOES SUPPOSE THIS STARK DIVIDE AND REMINDS YOU OF WHERE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS TODAY FOUR YEARS AGO AT THEIR CONVENTION THERE WAS STILL CONCERN ABOUT WHETHER THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WOULD BE ABLE TO COME TOGETHER BEHIND PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW, FOUR YEARS LATER, MAKE NO MISTAKE, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THE PARTY OF DONALD TRUMP AND THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH THAT ARE LOOKING FOR A HOME THOSE ARE THE 27 REPUBLICANS THAT YOU HEARD FROM TODAY, LINSEY >> MARY, THE PRESIDENT OF COURSE KRIS CRISS-CROSSED STATES THEY CAN’T SAY PLAN FOR BIDEN THIS WEEK >> SO FAR THEIR PLAN IS TO LAY LOW THAT IS TRADITION THE CANDIDATE WHO IS NOT HAVING THE CONVENTION USUALLY TAKES A STEP BACK AND STAYS OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT OF COURSE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS QUICK TO ABANDON THAT TRADITION LAST WEEK HE WAS LIVE TWEETING THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION HE WAS OUT IN SEVERAL BATTLEGROUND STATES AND SO THE QUESTION IS, HOW EXACTLY WILL BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS GET THEIR MESSAGE OUT WITHOUT ANY PLANNED EVENTS RIGHT NOW I EXPECT YOU’LL SEE A LOT OF STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS COMING FROM THEIR TEAM JOE BIDEN HAS BEEN ACTIVE ON TWITTER TODAY, SO WE HAVE TO SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT SO FAR NO PLANS FOR THE NOMINEES THEMSELVES TO BE OUT PUBLICLY THIS WEEK >> MARY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT RACHEL SCOTT JOINS US FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, WHERE THE PRESIDENT ACCEPTED HIS NOMINATION FOR A SECOND TIME EARLIER TODAY RACHEL, THIS REALLY IS A STRANGE TIME FOR THE PRESIDENT IF YOU LOOKED AT HIS BODY LANGUAGE TODAY, HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS HAPPY, BUT HIS BROTHER ROBERT JUST PASSED AWAY AND HIS AUDIO RECORDINGS SURFACED, FIRST REPORTED IN “THE WASHINGTON POST.” WE HAD HIS SISTER THAT HE SPOKE ABOUT A LOT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER HOW PROUD HE WAS OF HER, SHE WAS CALLING HIM ESSENTIALLY A LIAR AND A CHEATER >> YEAH, TOM THE PRESIDENT HAS HAD TO DEAL WITH A FAMILY TRAGIC AND FAMILY DRAMA ALL WHILE PREPARING FOR THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION ON FRIDAY THE PRESIDENT HELD FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HIS LATE BROTHER ROBERT, A MAN WHO HE CALLED HIS BEST FRIEND AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND THEN 24 HOURS LATER, THESE SECRET RECORDINGS DROPPED, OBTAINED BY ABC NEWS, FIRST REPORTED BY “THE WASHINGTON POST.” HIS ELDER SISTER SAYING THE PRESIDENT CANNOT BE TRUSTED, CALLING HIM A LIAR THOSE ARE CERTAINLY WORDS THAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN DOES NOT WANT TO COME TO MINDS OF VOTERS AS THE PRESIDENT MAKES HISS PITCH O AMERICANS AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION THE PRESIDENT TRYING TO BRUSH THIS ASIDE SAYING THAT EVERY DAY IS SOMETHING ELSE, WHO CARES? TOM? >> THERE WAS SOMEONE ELSE ALSO LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE, SOMEONE WHO IS NOT RELATED TO HIM BUT WHO HAS BEEN A ROCK FOR SO MANY YEARS, KELLYANNE CONWAY ANNOUNCING JUST YESTERDAY OVERNIGHT THAT SHE’S GOING TO LEAVE HER POST TO FOCUS ON HER FAMILY I THINK HER WORDS WERE LESS DRAMA, MORE MAMA, SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT BUT SHE WILL STILL ADDRESS THE RNC THIS WEEK? >> SHE WILL SHE WILL STAY IN THIS POST UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH SHE STILL WILL ADDRESS THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION THIS WEEK BUT AS YOU SAID, TOM, IN HER OWN WORDS, LESS DRAMA, MORE MAMA SHE’S STEPPING WATCH HER ROLE AS A WHITE HOUSE SENIOR ADVISER TO FOCUS MORE ON FAMILY BUT SHE IS ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S LONGEST-SERVING ADVISERS, HAD BEEN WITH HIM SINCE 2016 BUT HER FAMILY HAS REALLY BEEN DIVIDED BY POLITICS AS SHE HAS WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE PRESIDENT HER OWN HUSBAND, GEORGE CONWAY, HAS WORKED TO TRY TO GET THE PRESIDENT DEFEATED, COFOUNDING THE LINCOLN PROJECT, WHO HAS BEEN WORKING TO CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT IN HOPES OF GETTING HIM OUT OF THE OVAL OFFICE WHILE THEIR FAMILY HAS FALLEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS THEIR DAUGHTER IS AN OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF THE PRESIDENT AT 15 YEARS OLD GEORGE CONWAY STEPPING OUT OF THEIR ROLES TO FOCUS ON FAMILY THIS COMES JUST LESS THAN 100 DAYS OUT FROM ELECTION DAY AND, OF COURSE, ON THIS CRITICAL, CRITICAL WEEK FOR THE PRESIDENT

>> SUCH AN INTERESTING FAMILY DYNAMIC IN THE CONWAY HOUSEHOLD I WANT TO BRING IN CECILIA VEGA THE PRESIDENT CLAIMED A VICTORY IN GETTING APPROVAL FOR CONVALESCENT PLASMA DONATIONS FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS MANY ARE CONCERNED HE MAY BE POLITICIZING THE VACCINE APPROVAL PROCESS >> HE RAISED FURTHER EYEBROWS TODAY WITH THE COMMENT WHEN HE DIRECTLY LINKED WHAT THE FDA DID WITH THE AUTHORIZATION AND SAID WE GOT THE FDA TO DO IT QUICKLY SO THEY’RE SEEING THE LINK BETWEEN THE POLITICALIZATION THE REACTION HAS BEEN QUITE THE OPPOSITE EXPERTS AROUND THE THE COUNTRY WHO SPECIALIZE IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES SAYS THIS WASN’T A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH THEY CALL IT AN INCREMENTAL STEP I DID SPOOEM SPEAK WITH ONE OF THE EXPERTS TODAY ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES, DR. ASHISH SHAH AT HARVARD AND HE SAID WHILE THIS IS INCREMENTAL, AND HE IS VERY OPTIMISTIC AND VERY HOPEFUL FOR THE USE OF CONVALESCENT PLASMA TO TREAT COVID PATIENTS, IT’S JUST SO EARLY AND HE’S NOT THE ONLY EXPERT SAYING THAT, THAT THERE IS HOPE THIS WILL BE A MAJOR STEP BUT THE REAL CONCERN IS THAT THE PRESIDENT MAKING AN ANNOUNCEMENT ALONG THESE LINES, POLITICIZING THE WAY HE HAS COULD IMPEDE THE ACTUAL STUDIES THAT NEED TO GET DONE AND BASICALLY STOP IT IN ITS TRACKS FROM GOING FORWARD THEN THEY NEED THE SCIENCE, NOT JUST A POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT LIKE THEY SAW AT THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY >> THANK YOU FOR THAT COVID, THE ECONOMY, SO MUCH ISSUES AFFECTING BATTLEGROUND STATES JUST LIKE THEY’RE AFFECTING STATES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW THE PRESIDENT FLIPPING SIX STATES FOUR YEARS AGO THAT HELPED THEM DELIVER A VICTORY, STATES LIKE WISCONSIN AND EVEN MICHIGAN >> RED STATES LIKE TEXAS AND GEORGIA, MOST SAY THE PATH TO THE WHITE HOUSE WILL GO THROUGH NORTH CAROLINA, ARIZONA, AND FLORIDA JOINING US NOW IS SENATOR RICK SCOTT OF FLORIDA THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, SENATOR >> IT’S GREAT TO BE ON TONIGHT THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUN WEEK WE’LL SEE A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JOE BIDEN AND DONALD TRUMP >> YOUR STATE WAS SUPPOSED TO SERVE AS THE ALTERNATE HOUSE FOR THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION BEFORE THE PANDEMIC CHANGED THE PLANS HOW DOES HE MAKE THE CASE HE’S HANDLING THE RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC WELL AND VOTERS SHOULD TRUST HIM WITH ANOTHER FOUR YEARS? >> YOU KNOW, I HAD A HURRICANE AND HEALTH CARE CRISIS WHEN I WAS GOVERNOR I ALWAYS SAY WHAT CAN I TRY TO DO BETTER EVERY DAY THE ONE THING THE PRESIDENT DID EVERYTHING RIGHT WAS STOP TRAVEL FROM CHINA I THINK STEVE HAHN AT THE FDA DAY TO DAY GREAT JOB TRYING TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF THERAPEUTICS, GIVING THE DOCTORS THE ABILITY TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS I THINK PEOPLE CLEARLY COULD HAVE WORN MASKS EARLIER, SOCIAL DISTANCE EARLIER IF EVERYBODY HAD DONE THAT, HOPEFULLY WE WOULD HAVE SEEN FEWER PEOPLE GET SICK AND HOPEFULLY FEWER DEATHS >> SENATOR, I WANT TO TURN NOW TO MAIL-IN VOTING THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO CRITICIZE THE IDEA OF MAIL-IN VOTING, ALTHOUGH HE STILL PRAISED FLORIDA’S ABSENTEE BALLOT SYSTEM IS HIS RECORD UNDERMINING CONFIDENCE ON ELECTION DAY AND COULD IT HURT HIM IN A BATTLEGROUND STATE WHERE SENIORS VOTE BY MAIL? >> LOOK, I HOPE NOT BECAUSE WE HAVE MAIL-IN BALLOTS IN FLORIDA IT WORKS IT’S WORKED FOR — WE’VE BEEN DOING IT FOR A LONG TIME I HAD THREE ELECTIONS AND WE CLEARLY FOCUSED ON IT SO I THINK WE ALL WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY HAS A RIGHT TO VOTE AND WE DON’T WANT ANY FRAUD I’M GLAD THE POSTER MASTER GENERAL HAS COME OUT AND SAID HE HAS PLENTY OF RESOURCES AND MONEY HE’S GOING TO DO EVERYTHING HE CAN TO MAKE SURE THIS ELECTION WORKS RIGHT I KNOW OUR SUPERVISOR — SECRETARY OF STATE HAS TO WORK WITH THE POST OFFICE TO MAKE SURE THE MAIL-IN BALLOTS GET IN ON TIME >> IT APPEARS CONGRESS IS JUST NOWHERE ON ANOTHER ROUND OF ECONOMIC STIMULUS FOR AMERICANS STILL STRUGGLING FROM THE FALLOUT OF THE PANDEMIC BUSINESSES HAVE PRETTY WIDELY REJECTED THE IDEA OF A PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY BECAUSE THE BILL WOULD STILL BE DUE LATE WHAT WILL THE PRESIDENT AND REPUBLICANS BE TELLING VOTERS IN TERMS OF THEIR PLANS TO BRING MUCH-NEEDED ECONOMIC RELIEF? >> WELL, WE’RE HAVING PHONE CALLS AND DISCUSSIONS EVERY DAY ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO I THINK THE BIG ISSUES WE’RE FOCUSED ON IS HOW DO YOU HELP THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS, HELP OUR SMALL BUSINESSES STAY OPEN OR REOPEN, HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE SCHOOLS CAN OPEN SAFELY WE’RE WORKING ON ALL THOSE ISSUES AND I’M OPTIMISTIC THAT WE’LL HAVE A PACKAGE THAT WE CAN GET OUT THERE UNFORTUNATELY, IT SURE SEEMS LIKE PELOSI AND SCHUMER DON’T

WANT TO GET SOMETHING DONE IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THEY THINK POLITICALLY IT’S BETTER IF NOTHING GETS DONE BUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE TO MAKE SURE WE TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HURTING RIGHT NOW >> ON THAT POINT, NETWORK, YOU OPPOSED CONTINUING THE EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AT $600 A WEEK LIKE A LOT OF OTHER REPUBLICANS THAT’S BEEN A STICKING POINT WHAT DO YOU SAY TO FLORIDIANS OUT OF WORK THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN AND WHO CAN’T MAKE ENDS MEET AS WE APPROACH THE END OF THE MONTH? I KNOW YOU WERE A BUSINESSMAN >> WE HAVE TO HELP PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET WE GOT TO DO THAT WHAT WE CAN’T DO IS PUT OURSELVES IN A POSITION THAT OUR BUSINESSES CAN’T GET REOPENED SO I’M GLAD THE PRESIDENT USED EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY TO INCREASE THE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, AT LEAST THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER I HOPE CONGRESS WILL COME BACK AND DO THE RIGHT THING AND HELP THOSE PEOPLE THAT LOST THEIR JOBS AND STILL STRUGGLING TO GET BACK TO WORK >> YOU’VE CERTAINLY HAD SOME TOUGH WORDS IF FOR YOUR OWN STATES, GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS INCLUDED ON NOT PROVIDING ENOUGH RESOURCES TO RESIDENTS THE SITUATION HAS IMPROVED, BUT WHAT WENT WRONG IN YOUR STATE ON THE RESPONSE AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AT THIS POINT TO MAKE SURE THERE ISN’T YET ANOTHER SETBACK? >> I THINK ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY EVERYBODY HAS TO BE VOCAL ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO STAY SAFE WE HAVE TO WEAR A MASK WE HAVE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE I THINK WE NEED TO GET MORE INFORMATION OUT ABOUT WHERE WE’RE SEEING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS SO PEOPLE CAN MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS I GIVE PEOPLE THE HARD FACTS WHEN WE HAD THE HEALTH CARE CRISIS, I GAVE PEOPLE THE HARD FACTS THAT’S WHAT WE GOT TO DO AND NOT SUGAR COAT ANYTHING >> SENATOR, YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN SENATOR MARCO RUBIO ALSO A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS A REPUBLICAN THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO WIN FLORIDA I’M CHECKING OUR PARTNER’S WEBSITE FIVETHIRTYEIGHT BIDEN PLUS SIX, BIDEN PLUS EIGHT A COUPLE POLLS HAVE THEM EVEN THESE ARE ALL RECENT POLLS DO THOSE NUMBERS WORRY YOU AT ALL? WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT ASKED TO DO PERSONALLY WHEN IT COMES TO CAMPAIGN IN FLORIDA? >> SURE IF THE POLLS WERE RIGHT ON 2016, WE HAD HILLARY CLINTON AND WE DIDN’T THE POLLS ALWAYS SAID I WOULD LOSE WHY TRUMP IS GOING TO WIN IN FLORIDA IS THIS HE CARES ABOUT JOBS, HE CARES ABOUT EDUCATION, HE CARES ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT, HE’S HELD THE CASTRO REGIME AND MADURO ACCOUNTABLE ALL THESE ISSUES ARE IMPORTANT HE SUPPORTS THE MILITARY ALL THOSE ISSUES ARE IMPORTANT TO FLORIDA >> SENATOR RICK SCOTT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME >>> WHEN WE COME BACK, IT’S BEEN A YEAR WHERE RACE IN AMERICA HAS CATAPULTED TO THE FOREFRONT OF OUR NATIONAL CONVERSATION AND PRESIDENT TRUMP HASN’T ALWAYS CALMED THE ANGER MORE ON THAT WHEN WE RETURN EPISODES SUNDAYS AT 9:00 ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

>>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE WE’RE ABOUT TO TAKE A LOOK AT AN IMAGE YOU’LL LIKELY REMEMBER TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, MARK AND PATRICIA McCLOSKEY WHO BRAND I SHOULD WEAPONS AS PEACEFUL BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS MARCHED NEARBY TONIGHT THEY’RE SPEAKING AT THE CONVENTION THE COUPLE INITIALLY SAID THEY WERE TERRIFIED BY THE BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS MATT GATES, A FLORIDA CONGRESSMAN WHO WE’LL ALSO HEAR FROM AT THE TIME TWEETED AN IMAGE OF THE COUPLE ADDING THIS IS ALL OF US >> LINSEY, THE CONVERSATION ON RACE WILL LIKELY SOUND VERY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE HEARD THE DEMOCRATS SAY LAST WEEK THE DEATHS OF AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TAYLOR, GEORGE FLOYD, AND RAYSHARD BROOKS SENT THOUSANDS INTO THE STREETS THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT EXPANDING AND LEADING THE CHARGE ON THE DEBATE OVER DEFUNDING THE POLICE ALSO GREW >> THE PRESIDENT CALLED THAT GROUP A SYMBOL OF HATE, WARNING SUBURBAN VOTERS WITH VEILED THREATS OF AN INVASION WHILE SAYING HE’S DONE MORE FOR BLACK PEOPLE THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN MODERN HISTORY WE HAVE MORE ON HOW VOTERS SEE ALL OF THIS [ CHANTING ] >> THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO IS REGULARLY DESCRIBED AS RACIST BY BLACK AND BROWN AMERICANS >> EVERY TIME YOU GET ON TWITTER, EVERY TIME YOU SAY ANYTHING, SIR, YOU’RE SAYING IT OUT OF VIOLENCE, OUT OF HATE AND WE’RE TIRED OF BEING HATED >> IN THE STREETS WHERE THE PROTESTS HAVE HELPED REWEAKEN THIS COUNTRY, THEY’RE NOT KIND TO PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR MINORITIES WHO SAY THEY COULD NEVER VOTE FOR THE MAN, THEIR GRIEVANCES BEGAN AFTER HE AND HIS WIFE RODE THAT ESCALATOR DOWN INTO HISTORY >> WHEN MEXICO SENDS ITS PEOPLE, THEY’RE NOT SENDING THEIR BEST THEY’RE BRINGING DRUGS THEY’RE BRINGING CRIME THEY’RE RAPISTS, AND SOME, I ASSUME, ARE GOOD PEOPLE >> IN ONE BREATH, HE APPEARS TO DEFEND NEONAZIS >> YOU HAD VERY BAD PEOPLE IN THAT GROUP, BUT YOU ALSO HAD PEOPLE THAT WERE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES >> IN ANOTHER BREATH, HE SAYS HE DOEST HAVE HAVE A RACIST BONE IN HIS BODY >> I AM THE LEAST RACIST PERSON THERE IS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD >> IN HIS OPINION, HE’S DONE MORE TO HELP BLACK AMERICANS IN PARTICULAR THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN MORE THAN HISTORY WITH OPPORTUNITY ZONES FOR BLACK BUSINESSES AND AN ECONOMY FOR THE MOST OF HIS PRESIDENCY WAS BOOMING, EVEN SOME OF HIS GREATEST BLACK CRITICS STOOD BEHIND HIM WHEN HE SIGNED INTO LAW CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS >> AND AGAIN, NOBODY HAS DONE MORE FORBLACK AMERICANS THAT I HAVE >> HARRIS DENARD AGREES AND BELIEVES A GROWING NUMBER OF BLACK AMERICANS ARE JOINING HIM YOU SEE HIM OFTEN SITTING IN THE BACKGROUND AT THE PRESIDENT’S RALLIES >> IF THIS MAN WAS A RACIST, HE’S THE WORST RACIST I’VE EVER SEEN, MET, TRIED TO GET ELECTED AND RE-ELECTED BECAUSE THAT’S NOT WHAT YOU DO YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SEEN, YOU DON’T WANT TO INVEST IN POWER, UPLIFT BLACK COMMUNITIES AND BROWN COMMUNITIES AND THOSE THAT ARE FORGOTTEN MEN AND WOMEN, YOU DON’T FIGHT FOR THEM LIKE HE DOES IT DOESN’T MAKE POLITICAL SENSE TO DO WHAT HE DOES, BUT HE’S NOT DOING IT FOR POLITICS, HE’S DOING IT BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO >> HE WORKED IN GEORGE BUSH’S OFFICE AND SAYS THEY NEED TO PAY ATTENTION >> THE BLACK COMMUNITY IS NOT A MONOLITH AND WE ARE FAIR, OPEN MINDED, AND INDEPENDENT THINKERS IN THIS 2020 ELECTION >> IT’S GOT TO BE DIFFICULT TO BE A BLACK TRUMP SUPPORTER IN TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT AMONG BLACK AMERICANS >> NO, IT’S NOT FOR ME IT’S NOT BECAUSE MY GRANNY AND PAPA TAUGHT ME YEARS AGO, THEY SAID KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHO’S YOU ARE IF YOU’RE NOT ON THE TABLE, YOU’RE ON THE MENU: I PROUDLY WALK AROUND WITH MY MAGA HAT AND TELL PEOPLE I’M A TRUMP SUPPORTER I GO ON SHOWS LIKE THIS TO SHOW PEOPLE THAT IT’S OKAY >> HE SAYS THAT EFFORTS BY PEOPLE ON THE LEFT TO DEFUND POLICE FORCES IN THIS COUNTRY ARE A WINNING ISSUE FOR THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE EVEN IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, FAMILIES WANT THE POLICE TO HELP KEEP THEM SAFE >> WHAT HAS TRUMP DONE FOR BLACK AMERICANS? ASIDE FROM THE BILL HE RECENTLY SIGNED FOR HBCUs, THERE ISN’T MUCH ELSE >> WHAT HAS DONALD TRUMP DONE FOR BLACK PEOPLE? ARE YOU SERIOUS? DONALD TRUMP HAS DONE NOTHING FOR BLACK PEOPLE, LET ME BE CLEAR THE GOVERNMENT HE REPRESENTS CON DONES THE KILLING OF BLACK PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> IN MY OPINION, THE ONE POSITIVE THING PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DONE TO BLACK PEOPLE IS TO SUPPOSE TO THE NATION WHAT MANY OF US ALREADY KNEW, AND THAT IS THAT RACIAL INEQUALITIES ARE STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE AND WELL >> TO MANY MINORITIES IN THIS COUNTRY, THE PRESIDENT IS RIDING A NEW WAVE OF FEAR AMONG WHITE

AMERICANS THAT TOOK OFF WITH THE ELECTION OF THIS NATION’S FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT HE HAS PROMISED TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, AND MANY VOTERS OF COLOR ARE ASKING GREAT GET A FOR WHOM? FOR THIS COUPLE IN ST. LOUIS WHO STOOD OUTSIDE THEIR HOME AND POINTED THEIR GUNS AT BLACK PROTESTERS, THEY WILL BE APPEARING AT THE PRESIDENT’S CONVENTION THIS WEEK OR FOR THESE PEOPLE >> STOP SUPPORTING YOUR ILLEGAL COUSINS TODAY >> ALL ACROSS AMERICA >> IS IT BECAUSE I’M WHITE? YOU DON’T [ BLEEP ] >> OH, MAN >> WHOSE RACISM IS SO FUELED BY THEIR IDEAS THAT THEY EVEN SAY HIS NAME AS HE RECORDED IN PUBLIC TELLING OTHER AMERICANS THAT THE PRESIDENT IS GOING TO SEND THEM SOMEWHERE ELSE >> SOMEONE’S GOING TO SAY [ BLEEP ] YOU [ BLEEP ] ASIAN PIECE OF [ BLEEP ] >> WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE’S GOING TO KEEP CRIMINALS FROM INVADING THE SUBURBS — >> I’M THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN THE AMERICAN DREAM AND TOTAL ANARCHY, MADNESS AND CHAOS >> MANY AMERICANS HEAR A RACIST DOG WHISTLE THAT’S QUIET, BUT QUITE EFFECTIVE >> THIS IS A TRIED AND TRUE TACTIC IN AMERICAN POLITICS, APPEALING TO WHITE RESENTMENT, WHITE RACIAL ANXIETY, AND WHITE PREJUDICE IT’S SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN DONE WITH GREAT SUCCESS BY CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL CANDIDATES GOING BACK MANY, MANY YEARS >> BUT IN THIS CASE, THE FEAR OF LOSING GROUND TO BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE SEEMS TO BE A STRONG MOTIVATOR IN THIS ELECTION >> IF I’VE HAD 100% OR 90% OF THE GOOD STUFF AND NOW YOU’RE TELLING ME I GOT TO MAKE DO WITH MAYBE JUST 70% OR MAYBE 62%, WHICH IS THE PARMG OF THE COUNTRY THAT’S WHITE, SAYING I ONLY GET MY SHARE, THAT YOLSZ GET YOUR SHARE FEELS LIKE OPPRESSION THE MORE WE MOVE TOWARD EQUALITY, THOSE WHO HAVE HAD PRIVILEGE AND ADVANTAGE OFTEN DON’T HAVE THE COPING SKILLS TO DEAL WITH EQUITY >> IT IS ABSOLUTELY 100% CERTAIN THAT RACIAL FEAR WILL BE AT THE POLLS THIS NOVEMBER IS THE PRESIDENT LIKES TO SAY, ON BOTH SIDES FOR ABC NEWS LIVE IN ATLANTA >> THANK STEVE FOR THAT COMPREHENSIVE REPORT LET’S BRING IN OUR POWERHOUSE ROUNDTABLE MATT DOWD, JOE BIDEN SAID HE ENTERED THE RACE BECAUSE OF HOW THE PRESIDENT HANDLED CHARLOTTESVILLE MOVEMENTS NEED TO HAVE A MOMENT AND THAT TELLS THE STORY OF WHY BIDEN DECIDED TO GET INTO THIS RACE WE’VE SEEN THE PROTESTS, THE MASSIVE CROWDS DO YOU THINK THAT ENERGY TRANSLATES INTO VOTES FOR JOE BIDEN AND AGAINST DONALD TRUMP? >> WELL, I THINK WE HAVE ONE TEST POINT ON IT, WHICH WAS THE TWO 2018 MIDTERMS WHICH THE DEMOCRATS WON OVERWHELMINGLY, PART OF WHICH WAS PART OF THIS DISCUSSION BUT NOT NEAR AS MUCH AS THIS SUMMER IT’S GOING TO BE A HUGE CONTINUED PART OF THE POLITICAL EQUATION IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE POLLS, TOM, JOE BIDEN LEADS DONALD TRUMP ON WHO CAN BEST DEAL WITH RACE RELATIONS BY MORE THAN 20 POINTS IF THIS IS A CONVERSATION THAT CONTINUES, WHICH I THINK IT WILL CONTINUE, IT’S ON A VERY DISADVANTAGE GROUND FOR DONALD TRUMP IN THIS SO YES, I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE PART OF IT IT KEEPS HAPPENING AS THE STORY EARLIER IN THE SHOW, SET IN WISCONSIN, THIS IS GOING TO BE FRONT AND CENTER UNTIL WE GET TO ELECTION DAY >> LET’S BRING IN REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST SARA FAGEN AFTER MITT ROMNEY LOST HIS BID FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, IT WAS SAID THAT THE REPUBLICANS NEEDED TO WIDEN THE TENT, BRING MORE PEOPLE INTO THE TENT WOULD YOU SAY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WORDS AND ACTIONS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT AND DOES IT EVEN MATTER IF HE’S ABLE TO GET ENOUGH OF THE WHITE VOTE? >> I THINK IT DOES MATTER IT CERTAINLY MATTERS FOR THE PARTY LONG TERM I DON’T THINK REPUBLICANS HAVE DONE AS GOOD A JOB AS WE’VE NEEDED TO ON THESE ISSUES BUT I THINK IN MANY WAYS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT TRUMP, HIS WORDS OFTENTIMES ARE VERY DIFFERENT THAN HIS ACTIONS HE MISSES OPPORTUNITIES TO HEAL AND I THINK THAT THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS AS MATT POINTED OUT HE’S AT A DEFICIT TO JOE BIDEN ON THESE ISSUES IT’S BECAUSE HIS WORDS ARE — SOMETIMES HIS LACK OF WORDS BUT HIS ACTIONS HAVE A DIFFERENT STORY BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT UNDER THIS PRESIDENT PRE-COVID WAS THE LOWEST IT HAD EVER BEEN IN RECORDED HISTORY, IT’S A FACT HE’S DONE A GOOD JOB ON THE ECONOMY AND THAT BENEFITED ALL AMERICANS, INCLUDING BLACK AMERICANS HE PASSED AND SIGNED AND PUSHED CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ALICE JOHNSON IS GOING TO SPEAK LATER IN THIS CONVENTION A WOMAN WHOSE LIFE WAS DRAMATICALLY IMPACTED BECAUSE OF AN ACTION DONALD TRUMP TOOK AND THEN, OF COURSE, TIM SCOTT IS GOING TO HEADLINE THIS EVENING PUSHED POLICE REFORM, REPUBLICANS GOT BEHIND A BILL, IT BANNED CHOKE HOLDS AND PUT MONEY IN FOR FUNDING FOR POLICE REFORM AND MANY WOULD ARGUE DEMOCRATS BLOCKED THAT BILL BUT THEY BLOCKED IT IN PART BECAUSE THEY LIKED THE POLITICAL ISSUE THAT COULD BE LAW TODAY THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT REPUBLICANS WERE UNIFIED AROUND

IMPROVEMENT AND DEMOCRATS BLOCKED IT >> BUT THERE’S A POLITICAL CALCULATION WHEN IT COMES TO THE PRESIDENT IN ALL OF THIS I WANT TO BRING IN A REPUBLICAN SCULPT ALEX, THE PRESIDENT HAS HAMMERED JOE BIDEN, FALSELY ACCUSING JOE BIDEN OF WAS IT YOUR UNDERSTANDING TO DEFUND THE POLICE WE HEARD IT RIGHT THERE IN THE ROBIN ROBERTS AND DAVID MUIR INTERVIEW JOE BIDEN DOESN’T WANT TO DO THAT BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE ON THE FAR LEFT THAT DO WANT TO DEFUND THE POLICE AND THE PRESIDENT IS NOW USING IT THAT TO HIS ADVANTAGE IN 2016 IT WAS, YOU KNOW, LAW AND ORDER, AND NOW IT’S THIS IDEA OF DEFUNDING THE POLICE THAT THE PRESIDENT IS CAPITALIZING ON >> WELL, I’M NOT SO SURE THAT JOE BIDEN’S BEING SQUARE WITH US ON THIS I WOULD MAKE THE POINT THAT IF DONALD TRUMP SAID NO, NO I’M NOT DEFUNDING THE POLICE, I’M ONLY DIVERTING SOME FUNDS TO OTHER PROGRAMS, I DON’T THINK HE’D GET THE SAME SLACK JOE BIDEN IS GETTING ON THIS LOOK, JOE BIDEN IS NOT GOING TO GOVERNOR BY HIMSELF AS PRESIDENT A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND HIM ARE A LITTLE FARTHER TO THE LEFT THAN JOE HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN SO ON THIS ISSUE, I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS GOT SOMETHING HE SHOULD PRESS HERE THIS WEEK >> TARA IS PART OF THE LINCOLN PROJECT A GROUP OF REPUBLICAN STRATEGISTS WHO ARE ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNING AGAINST THE PRESIDENT THE NEVER-TRUMP MOVEMENT WAS KNOCKED OUT IN 2016, NOT ONLY DID HE BECOME PRESIDENT, HE TOOK OVER THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HOW DO YOU CONVINCE REPUBLICANS WHO HAVE STUCK WITH TRUMP THIS LONG TO FINALLY SWITCH TO BIDEN? >> WELL, I DON’T KNOW THAT IT’S TRYING TO CONVINCE PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL WITH THE PRESIDENT AT THIS POINT I MEAN, IF YOU ARE STILL SUPPORTING THE PRESIDENT AFTER SO MANY FAILURES, AFTER ALL OF THE THINGS THAT HE’S DONE WITH COVID-19, WITH HIS COZING UP TO OUR ENEMIES AND DICTATORS, HIM PLAYING FOOTSIE WITH WHITE NATIONALISTS, THE LIST OF GRIEVANCES IS LONG THAT ARE NOT REPUBLICAN BY ANY MEANS THOSE AREN’T THE PEOPLE WE’RE TRYING TO REACH WE’RE TRYING TO REACH THE PEOPLE WHO HELD THEIR NOSE AND VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T STAND HILLARY CLINTON AND THEY THOUGHT PERHAPS HE WOULD GROW INTO THE JOB THERE ARE A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO DID NOT VOTE FOR REPUBLICANS IN 2018 IF YOU SEE THE LANDSLIDE IN SO MANY ONCE-REPUBLICAN DISTRICTS THAT ARE NOW DEMOCRATIC DISTRICTS, IT SHOWS YOU THERE ARE REPUBLICANS UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THIS AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF INDEPENDENTS WHO ARE ALSO UNCOMFORTABLE WITH WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS DONE AND THE LACK OF LEADERSHIP WHAT WE’VE DONE AT THE LINCOLN PROJECT IS LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THAT IT’S OKAY IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS DOING BECAUSE HE POSES AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO OUR COUNTRY HIS POLICIES ARE NOT WORTH THE CHAOS AND DIVISION THAT HE’S CAUSED IN THIS COUNTRY AND WE CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OF IT >> YVETTE SIMPSON, CEO FOR DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA, PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT ONLY 8% OF BLACK PEOPLE VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP FOUR YEARS AGO ONLY 3% OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS THINK THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ACTUALLY DONE A GOOD JOB OF REDUCING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IT SEEMS LIKE IT SHOULD BE A SLAM DUNK FOR JOE BIDEN, AND YET MAYBE IT’S NOT >> I THINK WHEN YOU PUT THOSE STATISTICS OUT THERE, I THINK IT IS BLACK FOLKS HAVE BEEN WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOR A VERY LONG TIME THIS PRESIDENT HAS MOVED, I THINK, MORE BLACK PEOPLE TO JOE BIDEN THAN ANYBODY COULD HERE’S WHY THE DIFFERENCE IS STARK DONALD TRUMP COULD CARE LESS ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE HE’S MADE THAT VERY, VERY CLEAR I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE TOKENIZATION OF BLACK PEOPLE IN HIS CAMPAIGN, THAT HE USES BLACK PEOPLE AS PAWNS BECAUSE THINK BACK TO THE STATE OF UNION HE HONORED A TUSKEGEE AIRMAN AND THEN GAVE THE MEDAL OF HONOR TO RUSH LIMBAUGH IN THE SAME BREATH YOU HEAR HIM TALKING ABOUT CHARLOTTESVILLE, GOOD PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES AND I THINK BLACK PEOPLE HAVE AWOKEN TO THAT NO, WE DON’T THINK JOE BIDEN IS PERFECT, BUT YES, WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO PUSH HIM TO BE BETTER BUT THE ALTERNATIVE IS STARK WHAT WESTERN IS UNDER A JOE BIDEN PRESIDENCY, WE’RE AT LEAST NOT GOING TO HAVE SOMEONE STOKING THE FIRE OF RACISM, WHO’S USING AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND NOT DELIVERING FOR US, AND CREATING THE TYPE OF UNREST THAT WE’RE SEEING IN PLACES LIKE WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN WISCONSIN TODAY >> LET’S FWLING TERRY MORAN BLACK IN 2016 TRUMP’S BASE WAS MOTIVATED BY HIS MESSAGE THIS CONVENTION, THE REPUBLICANS DON’T PARTICULARLY HAVE A PARTY PLATFORM THERE’S NO BUILD THE WALL THEME THIS TIME TONIGHT SENATOR TIM SCOTT WILL HEADLINE TONIGHT’S CONVENTION HERSCHEL WALKER WILL SPEAK ON HIS BEHALF, THE FAMED NFL RUNNING BACK WHO WAS QUOTED IN 1985 SAYING THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD MAKE A GREAT U.S PRESIDENT AND HE TONIGHT

APPARENTLY IS GOING TO TRY TO MAKE THE CASE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS NOT RACIST DIVERSITY IS GOING TO BE ON FULL DISPLAY, BUT AS YOU SAW IN STEVE O’s PIECE, MANY ARE NOT BUYING IT >> THAT’S RIGHT, LINSEY YOU KNOW, THAT IS A GREAT POINT IN 2016, IF YOU WOULD HAVE ASKED AMERICANS A WEEK OUT OF THE ELECTION WHAT DOES DONALD TRUMP STAND FOR, WHETHER THEY SUPPORTED HIM OR DIDN’T SUPPORT HIM, 95% OF THEM WOULD SAY BUILD A WALL, BAN MUSLIM, BRING BACK JOBS, GO AFTER CHINA, DRAIN THE SWAMP IN WASHINGTON THAT’S A PLATFORM YOU MIGHT NOT THINK IT’S THAT SOPHISTICATED, BUT THOSE ARE IDEAS, PRACTICAL IDEAS THAT PEOPLE RESPONDED TO WHAT DOES DONALD TRUMP STAND FOR THIS TIME? AND IT HAS ASTONISHED ME IT SEEMS AGAIN AND AGAIN HE WANTS TO PUSH ALL OF HIS CHIPS INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE TABLE AND PLAY THE RACE CARD WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT, REALLY, WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT SAVING THE SUBURBS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT RUN BY BOOKSTORE ONE OF THE SNEERING COMMENTS THAT HE MADE ON TWITTER WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT WHAT HE CATASTROPHIZES BLACK LIVES MATTER AND CALLS IT AN ANTI-AMERICAN MOVEMENT? HE WANTS PEOPLE TO RESPOND ALONG THE LINES OF RACE >> TERRY MORAN, WE’RE GOING TO DIP INTO THE RNC COVERAGE OF THE FIRST NIGHT OF THEIR CONVENTION RIGHT NOW TIMOTHY DOLAN IS WRAPPING UP THE PRAYER IN FRONT OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY RIGHT NOW I SEE HIM RIGHT THERE LADY LIBERTY ON FULL SCREEN AS WE HEAD TO THE MELON AUDIT TOMORROW IN WASHINGTON, D.C., A WORLD WAR II VETERAN >> ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL ♪ >> GOOD EVENING IT IS AN HONOR TO BE WITH YOU TONIGHT MY NAME IS CHARLIE KICKER I RUN THE LARGEST PRO-AMERICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION IN THE COUNTRY, TURNING POINT USA, FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR REPUBLIC SPEAKING TO YOU AS A 26-YEAR-OLD, I SEE THE ANGST OF YOUNG PEOPLE AS WELL AS THE CHALLENGES FACING NEW PARENTS I AM HERE TONIGHT TO TELL YOU, TO WARN YOU — >> YOU WERE LISTENING TO CHARLIE KICKER, THE FOUNDER OF TURNING POINTS USA A CONSERVATIVE ORGANIZATION THAT LOOKS OUT FOR, QUOTE, UNQUOTE, LIBERAL VERSUS CONSERVATIVE TEACHERS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES I WANT TO GO BACK AND TALK ABOUT THERE’S TEN WEEKS LEFT IN THIS CAMPAIGN WE SAW PROBLEMS JOE BIDEN HAS HAD WITH BLACK VOTERS WITH HIM NOT BEING ABLE TO CAMPAIGN, TO GO OUT THERE AND MEET WITH VOTERS, IS TEN WEEKS ENOUGH TIME TO MAYBE FIX ANY OF THOSE PROBLEMS WE MAY HAVE? HE NEEDS AS MANY VOTES AS HE CAN GET COME NOVEMBER >> TEN WEEKS IS NOT A LOT OF TIME THAT’S WHY YOU’LL SEE A LOT OF SURROGATES AND PEOPLE ACTIVISTS, ORGANIZERS ALREADY OUT THERE TALKING TO OTHER BLACK VOTERS, REALLY MAKING THE CASE FOR THE STARK DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO CANDIDATES, NOT REALLY TRYING TO PUSH JOE BIDEN AS THIS PERSON WHO’S GOING TO BE THE SAVOR OF BLACK PEOPLE WE CERTAINLY DON’T NEED THAT BUT I THINK CERTAINLY HELPING PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT THIS ELECTION IS I THINK THE REAL CHALLENGE IS ENGAGING VOTERS WHO DID NOT VOTE IN ’16 I KEEP SAYING IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN, BUT WHO VOTED IN ’08 AND ’12, AND THAT THE EXCITEMENT AROUND KAMALA HARRIS, THE BLACK WOMEN MOBILIZING AROUND HER WILL BE ENOUGH THIS IS SOMETHING I’VE SAID BEFORE, THE LESS JOE BIDEN SAYS WHEN IT COMES TO RACE, I THINK SOMETIMES THE BETTER BECAUSE HE DOES SOMETIMES STUMBLE AND I KEEP THAT’S BECAUSE HE HAS A COMFORT LEVEL THAT DOESN’T ALWAYS TRANSLATE VERY WELL BECAUSE HE’S AN OLDER GUY AND SO I WOULD SAY STAY AWAY FROM THOSE CONVERSATIONS LET SURROGATES HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS CERTAINLY ALLOW KAMALA HARRIS TO ORGANIZE THE WAY THAT ONLY SHE CAN AND I THINK WE WILL GET THERE TEN WEEKS IS NOT A LOT OF TIME >> THE CLOCK IS TICKING AS WE BACK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION, CHARLIE KICKER THERE, THE FOUNDER OF TURNING POINTS USA, ESSENTIALLY THE NEW FACE OF THE YOUNG REPUBLICAN PARTY SARAH, MY QUESTION TO YOU, WHAT IS THE STATUS OF YOUNG REPUBLICANS NOWADAYS? WE THINK BACK TO THE ’80s AND GUYS IN BLAZERS AND TIES, AND THE YOUNG CONSERVATIVES THAT CHARLIE REPRESENTS ARE MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE, THEY’RE OUT ON CAMPUS THEY’RE MUCH MORE ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND GETTING OUT THERE THE KIND OF CONSERVATIVES THAT DONALD TRUMP LIKES >> WELL, LOOK, I THINK CERTAINLY TRUMP’S STAMP ON THE PARTY HAS HAD AN IMPACT ON YOUNG PEOPLE AS WELL IT’S HAD AN IMPACT IN THE SENSE TOO THAT, YOU KNOW, FEWER YOUNG PEOPLE ARE SUPPORTING THIS PRESIDENT THAN SOME PREVIOUS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS, SO HE HAS WORK TO DO WITH THAT DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP BUT I THINK WHAT’S HAPPENING ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES IS PARTIALLY

TRUMP, IT’S ALSO PARTIALLY — WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT JUST THE LACK OF DIVERSE OPINIONS, EDUCATION, INTELLECT, OPINION, SPEAKERS GETTING ON CAMPUS, ANY REPUBLICANS WE SAW THE EXAMPLE OF PROFESSORS WHO SAY IF YOU HAVE A PRO-LIFE VIEW, YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK THIS IS HAPPENING ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND THAT’S CONTRIBUTING TO SOMETIMES YOU SEE THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY ARTICULATE AND PASSIONATE ABOUT THESE ISSUES, IT’S BECAUSE OF WHAT’S HAPPENING ALL AROUND THEM T >> JUST WANTED TO STAY WITH THAT NOTION OF CHARLIE KICKER WE’RE HEARING FROM HIM TONIGHT AND ALSO GOING TO HEAR FROM DONALD TRUMP JR BOTH OF THEM WERE BRIEFLY SUSPENDED FROM TWITTER WHEN THEY TWEETED OUT MESSAGES ABOUT HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE >> THAT’S A PROBLEM ACROSS POLITICS PEOPLE GET ON TWITTER AND JUST REPEAT WHATEVER THEY’VE SEEN RECENTLY AND THE PRESIDENT HAS GOTTEN IN TROUBLE BY RETWEETING OTHERS’ TWEETS SO CHARLIE KICKER IS A BRIGHT, YOUNG MAN, HE’S GOT A BRIGHT FUTURE THEY DO FEEL LIKE THEY GET TARGETED ON THESE PLATFORMS, AND HE SHOULDN’T SAY THAT — WHEN HE HE’S NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, HE SHOULDN’T ESPOUSE THE VALUE OF A DRUG TO BE 100% EFFECTIVE BUT I WOULD QUESTION DOES THAT HAPPEN AS MUCH ON THE LEFT? BECAUSE I’M NOT CERTAIN IT DOES YOU’LL SEE THE TRUMP CANE AND THE RNC TALK ABOUT THE CANCEL CULTURE THIS WEEK A LOT INCREASINGLY CONSERVATIVES DO FEEL LIKE ON THESE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS THERE’S A DIFFERENT STANDARD FOR THEM WHEN ERR JUST RETWEETING SOMETHING, THERE’S A DIFFERENT STANDARD THAN IF SOMEBODY ON THE LEFT IS JUST RETWEETING SOMETHING >> ALEX, LET’S BRING YOU BACK IN HERE DO YOU THINK REPUBLICANS SHOULD TRY TO APPEAL TO THOSE FEW UNDECIDED VOTERS THAT MAY STILL REMAIN OUT THERE? >> WELL, I THINK THE TWO GREAT MOTIVATORS IN POLITICS ARE HOPE AND FEAR THEY ALWAYS SEEM TO WORK AND BECAUSE IT IS AN IMPORTANT CHOICE AND I THINK THIS WEEK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO SAY, LOOK, THIS IS NOT ABOUT WHO IS THE WORST OR BEST PERSON THIS IS ABOUT WHO IS BEST OR WORST FOR THE COUNTRY AND HERE’S THE TWO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS WE’RE GOING TO GO IN THAT THESE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES, YOU KNOW, SHOW THEM ON THAT DEBATE STAGE WHERE THEY ALL RAISE THEIR HANDS AND SAID THEY WERE GOING TO DECRIMINALIZE COMING TO THIS CRIMINAL ILLEGALLY AND GIVE EVERYONE WHO DID FREE HEALTH CARE THAT YOU THE TAXPAYER WOULD PAY FOR I THINK YOU HAVE TO FORCE THE CHOICE THIS WEEK IMAGINE 2021 IF JOE BIDEN’S THERE BLACK LIVES MATTER IS GOING TO HAVE A GREAT INFLUENCE AND YES, WE ALL WANT RACIAL JUSTICE AND WE’VE SEEN SOME HORRIBLE THINGS, BUT GUESS WHAT, WE’VE ALSO SEEN THAT MOVEMENT TURN INTO SOMETHING VIOLENT 88 NIGHTS OF RIOTS IN PORTLAND AND WE’VE SEEN IT SAYING THEY WANT TO DESTROY CAPITALISM AND THAT’S GOING TOO FAR IF YOU WANT TO APPEAL TO THOSE SWING VOTERS IN THE SUBURBS, DON’T FOCUS ON WHO THE TWO GUYS ARE BECAUSE IT’S NOT ABOUT THE CANDIDATES EXPLAIN THAT IT’S ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FUTURE AND YOU GOT TWO VERY DIFFERENT FUTURES AHEAD OF YOU >> MATT DOWD, WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THE BACK HOME VOTERS THAT SWUNG TOWARDS TRUMP IN THE AUTOPSY OF THE 2016 ELECTION, A LOT OF THOSE VOTERS SAID THEY BELIEVED TRUMP WOULD KEEP OR GROW THEIR JOBS THE ECONOMY WAS MOVING UNTIL THE PANDEMIC WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE SWING VOTERS DID THEY SAY THE PANDEMIC WASN’T THE PRESIDENT’S FAULT, MAYBE HE CAN DO A BETTER JOB, LET’S GIVE HIM ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OR DO YOU THINK THEY’RE DONE WITH HIM AND SWING BACK TO DEMOCRATS? >> AS I SAID PREVIOUSLY, WE HAVE ONE DATA POINT AND A BUNCH OF THOSE VOTERS THAT WERE OBAMA VOTERS VOTED FOR THE DEMOCRATS IN THE 2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS THIS IS NOT A 2016 ELECTION 2016 ELECTION WAS AN OPEN SEAT FOR THE PRESIDENCY THAT IS REFERENDUM ON DONALD TRUMP, AND I THINK THE REPUBLICANS AND DONALD TRUMP MAKE A HUGE MISTAKE BY NOT FOCUSING MORE POSITIVELY ON HIMSELF AND STAYING AWAY FROM THE NEGATIVE ON JOE BIDEN KEEP IN MIND ONE DATA POINT IN 2016, A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAD UNFAVORABLE OPINIONS OF BOTH HILLARY CLINTON AND DONALD TRUMP DONALD TRUMP WON THOSE PEOPLE BY 16 POINTS, THE PEOPLE THAT DIDN’T LIKE EITHER CANDIDATE TODAY THE PEOPLE THAT DON’T LIKE EITHER CANDIDATE ARE VOTING FOR JOE BIDEN BY 17 POINTS AND SO I THINK THE STRATEGY FOR DONALD TRUMP AT THIS CONVENTION, HE SOMEHOW HAS TO RAISE HIS JOB APPROVAL NUMBER IT’S AT 41% NO PRESIDENT HAS EVER WON

ELECTION UNDER 49% JOB APPROVAL WHEN I WORKED FOR GEORGE W BUSH, THE MAIN THING WE FOCUSED ON WAS GEORGE W. BUSH’S JOB APPROVAL NUMBER BECAUSE WE KNEW WE HAD TO GET IT TO 50% OR 51% IF WE WANTED TO WIN THE ELECTION IF THEY SPEND THIS ENTIRE WEEK, FOUR DAYS ATTACKING THE DEMOCRATS AND TALKING ABOUT HOW BAD THINGS ARE IN AMERICA BECAUSE OF THE DEMOCRATS, WHICH IS A RIGHT DIRECTION, WRONG TRACK QUESTION, WHICH GOES TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE INCUMBENT CANDIDATE, THEY’RE GOING TO BE LOSING THIS CAMPAIGN DONALD TRUMP’S KEY STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE IS TO SOMEHOW RAISE HIS APPROVAL RATING AT THIS WEEK AND BEFORE HE GETS TO ELECTION DAY >> SARAH, A LOT OF THE PROGRAMMING THIS WEEK WILL BE ABOUT THOSE FORGOTTEN AMERICANS AND THOSE FORGOTTEN AMERICANS WERE THE OBAMA VOTERS THAT SWUNG TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, THEY WANTED TO GIVE HIM A CHANCE DO YOU THINK THOSE VOTERS — THE SAME QUESTION I ASKED MATT DO YOU THINK THOSE VOTERS WILL STICK WITH TRUMP? >> I THINK DPOEEPENDS ON THE NE TEN WEEKS TO BE HONEST WITH YOU COVID HAD A DRAMATIC IMPACT RIGHT NOW THIS IS THE COVID ELECTION, AND THAT’S NOT GREAT TERRAIN FOR ANY INCUMBENT WE HAVEN’T SEEN A GREAT OUTCOME THINGS ARE IMPROVING AND IF THINGS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE AND THE ECONOMY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE, HE HAS A LEG TO STAND ON WITH THOSE VOTERS I DON’T THINK THE ELECTORATE IS BLAMING DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE OF COVID-19 THEY DO WANT TO KNOW HOW THEY’RE GOING TO GET THEIR JOB BACK DONALD TRUMP STILL WINS ON THE ECONOMY MATT DOWD IS RIGHT TRUMP NEEDS TO FOCUS ON HOW HE’S GOING TO IMPROVE THINGS AND HOW HE’S GOING TO MAKE PEOPLE’S LIVES BETTER HE DID THAT WELL IN 2016 HE NEEDS TO DO THAT OVER THE NEXT WEEKS >> WE’RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF DONALD TRUMP OVER THE NEXT FOUR NIGHTS IS THAT GOING TO HELP OR HURT DEMOCRATS? >> I THINK IT’S GOING TO HELP US A LOT DONALD TRUMP IS HIS WORST ENEMY AND HE CAN’T HELP HIMSELF HE PROJECTS, HE DEFLECTS, LOTS OF MISINFORMATION I’LL BE COUNTING THE NUMBER OF DOG WHISTLES I HEAR OVER THE NEXT FOUR DAYS AND TRACKING THAT A LOT OF HIGH PERISHLY AND FALSE INFORMATION SO I THINK THE MORE HE DOES THAT, HE APPEARS LESS TABLE WE KNOW IT’S ABOUT DONALD TRUMP PEOPLE RIGHT NOW WANT IT TO BE ABOUT THEM SO THE MORE HE TALKS, THE BETTER THE DEMOCRATS WILL DO >> TERRY, I WANT TO BRING IN TERRY MORAN ONCE MORE BEFORE WE GO DOWN TO THE CONVENTION WE SEE A PRESIDENT WHO’S ON THE MOVE, TERRY, WHO’S WORKING TO WIN WE SEE A CHALLENGER WHO JUST TOLD ABC NEWS HE WON’T BE ON THE MOVE, HE WANTS TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND THAT PEOPLE ARE HEARING HIS MESSAGE THROUGH INTERNET IS THAT A GAMBLE? >> YOU KNOW, WE’LL FIND OUT BECAUSE IT IS NOVEL TERRITORY FOR AWESOME WE’VE NOT HAD A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION LIKE THIS LOOK BACK IN THE 19th CENTURY, PRESIDENTS USED TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES ABRAHAM LINCOLN NEVER LEFT HIS HOME PRESIDENTS HAVE GONE OUT THAT CONNECTION POLITICS IS ABOUT CONNECTING CAN YOU CONNECT IN A ZOOM CONFERENCE? I’M CHALLENGED IN MY OWN LIFE AND DONALD TRUMP, THE ONE THING HE LOVES IS STAND IN FRONT OF A R CROWD AND CONNECT >> TERRY MORAN VERY HONEST WITH HIS ZOOM CAPABILITIES REPRESENTATIVE MATT GAETZ FROM FLORIDA >> — JOE BIDEN’S DAILY SCHEDULE BUT WE’RE A NATION OF FULL HEARTS AND CLEAR MINDS WE SEE THE CHOICE CLEARLY, STRENGTH OR WEAKNESS, ENERGY OR CONFUSION, SUCCESS OR FAILURE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT SINCE REAGAN NOT TO START A NEW WAR BIDEN HAS AFFORDABLY CHEER LED DECADES OF WAR WITHOUT WINNING, WITHOUT END PRESIDENT TRUMP KNOWS WE ARE STRONGEST WHEN WE FIGHT HARDEST NOT IN DISTANT DESERTS, BUT FOR OUR FELLOW AMERICANS WE MUST FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA NOW OR WE MAY LOSE HER FOREVER JOE BIDEN MIGHT NOT EVEN NOTICE SETTLE FOR BIDEN, THAT’S THE HASHTAG PROMOTED BY AOC AND THE SOCIALISTS, THE WOKE OPEN THEIANS WILL SETTLE FOR BIDEN BECAUSE THEY WILL MAKE HIM EXTRA IN A MOVIE, WRITTEN, PRODUCED, AND DIRECTED BY OTHERS IT’S A HORROR FILM THEY WILL DISARM YOU, EMPTY THE PRISONS, LOCK YOU IN YOUR HOME AND INVITE MS 13 BLAMING OUR BEST AND ALLOWING SOCIETY’S WORST, THAT’S THE STORY THEY WRITE IN HOLLYWOOD THAT’S IF THE LIGHTS EVEN STAY ON IN CALIFORNIA ANYMORE, A STATE THAT CANNOT KEEP POWER RUNNING FOR ITS OWN PEOPLE SHOULDN’T SEND ITS JUNIOR SENATOR TO BE VICE PRESIDENT THEY USED TO WRITE ONLY IN FICTION, BUT NIGHTMARES ARE BECOMING REAL COPS KILLED, CHILDREN SHOT, AT THE DEMOCRAT CONVENTION THEY SAY IF YOU VOTE AGAINST TRUMP, IT WILL ALL STOP APPEASEMENT IS NEVER A WINNING STRATEGY, NO, WE WON’T SETTLE FOR VIOLENCE IN OUR

NEIGHBORHOODS OR AT OUR BORDER WE WON’T SETTLE FOR BAD DECISIONS BY BASEMENT-DWELLING JOE BIDEN WE SETTLE A CONTINENT WE KNOW THE FRONTIER OF THE HORIZON, EVEN THE STARS BELONG TO US DONALD TRUMP, LIKE ALL BUILDERS, IS A VISIONARY THAT WHICH IS BUILT IN THE MIND IS EVEN MORE POWERFUL THAN THE BRICK AND MORTAR THAT HOLDS IT TOGETHER FIRST COMES THE MIND, THEN THE MAKING FIRST COMES THE VISION, THEN THE WORK WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, AND JEFFERSON ARE IMMORTAL PRECISELY BECAUSE OF THE PULL THEY HAVE ON OUR IMAGINATION YOU CANNOT CANCEL A CULTURE THAT LOVES ITS HEROES THE DANGEROUS LEFT LEFT AMERICA TO BE WEAKER TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR GOAL OF REPLACING HER WE KNOW TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, WE MUST MAKE SOMETHING OF OURSELVES THAT IS THE MEANING OF TRUE STRENGTH MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS A RAILROAD MAN AS A FLORIDA MAN, I WATCHED OUR ROCKETS ROUTINELY SEND THE BRIGHTEST BEYOND THE HECHBDS WITH OUR FLAG AND OUR HOPE AMERICA IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY THAT HAS EVER EXISTED DON’T LET ANY CELEBRITY ATHLETE OR POLITICIAN TELL YOU OTHERWISE PRESIDENT TRUMP SOMETIMES RAISES HIS VOICE AND A RUCKUS HE KNOWS THAT’S WHAT IT TAKES TO RAISE AN ARMY OF PATRIOTS WHO LOVE AMERICA AND WILL PROTECT HER WE MUST WIN THIS ELECTION IF WE CHERISH OUR COUNTRY AS MUCH AS WE SHOULD, FOR THERE IS NO REFUGE FOR FREEDOM SHOULD WE FAIL AMERICA IS NOT JUST AN IDEA OR A CONSTITUTION IT IS OUR HOME WE MUST PROTECT OUR HOME WITH UNBREAKABLE MADE-IN-AMERICA STRENGTH, STRENGTH I SEE EVERY DAY IN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP THANK YOU >> PRESIDENT TRUMP SPOKE ABOUT A POSITIVE CONVENTION AND WE JUST HEARD FROM ONE OF HIS BIGGEST SPORTS, REPRESENTATIVE MATT GAETZ WHO HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE BUT PAINTED A DARK PICTURE IF DEMOCRATS WIN WHAT WAS YOUR TAKE ON THAT MESSAGE? >> I THINK IT’S BAD BLUNTLY, IT’S BAD MESSAGE IF THEY CONTINUE LIKE THAT THROUGHOUT THIS CONVENTION, IT’S NOT GOOD FOR DONALD TRUMP, AS I SAID EARLIER THEY HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO RAISE DONALD TRUMP’S APPROVAL RATING AMONG THE AMERICAN PUBLIC BASICALLY TALKING ALL ABOUT THE DARKNESS IN AMERICA AND EXTRAVAGANTLY DRAWN MYTHIC THING THEY CAN IT’S ON THE VERGE OF, WHICH IS NEGATIVE AND DARK DOESN’T HELP THEM AN INCUMBENT HAS TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE AMERICANS FEEL BETTER ABOUT WHERE THEY STAND TODAY, NOT FEEL WORSE SO I THINK CHECK MARK NUMBER ONE, THEY’RE OFF ON A BAD STRATEGY >> ALL RIGHT OUR THANKS TO YOU, MATT STILL TO COME TONIGHT, DONALD TRUMP JR., SENATOR TIM SCOTT, AND FORMER U.N. AMBASSADOR NIKKI HALEY STAY WITH US >>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY

REPUBLICAN CHAIR McDANIEL NOW ADDRESSING HER PARTY LET’S LISTEN IN >> GOOD EVENING I’M RON NAH McDANIEL, CHAIRWOMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE IN OUR PARTY AND PRESIDENT TRUMP, THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN AS WE KICK OFF THIS HISTORIC CONVENTION AS WE SPEAK TO YOU TONIGHT, WE SEND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THOSE FACING TERRIBLE FIRES IN CALIFORNIA, REVIEWING FROM STORMS IN IOWA, AND PREPARING FOR HURRICANES IN LOUISIANA AND THE GULF COAST DEMOCRATS STARTED THEIR CONVENTION LAST WEEK WITH EVA LONGORIA, A FAMOUS HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS WHO PLAYED A HOUSEWIFE ON TV WELL, I’M ACTUALLY A REAL HOUSEWIFE AND A MOM FROM MICHIGAN WITH TWO WONDERFUL KIDS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL WHO HAPPENS TO BE THE ONLY — ONLY THE SECOND WOMAN IN 164 YEARS TO RUN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND UNLIKE JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDN’T CHOOSE ME BECAUSE I’M A WOMAN HE CHOSE ME BECAUSE I WAS THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB FOUR YEARS AGO PRESIDENT TRUMP STARTED A MOVEMENT UNLIKE ANY OTHER AND OVER THE NEXT FOUR DAYS, WE WILL HEAR FROM A FEW OF THE MILLIONS OF HARD-WORKING, EVERYDAY AMERICANS WHO HAVE BENEFITED FROM HIS LEADERSHIP IF YOU WATCHED THE DNC LAST WEEK, YOU PROBABLY NOTICED THAT DEMOCRATS SPENT A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY DESPISE OUR PRESIDENT BUT WE HEARD VERY LITTLE ABOUT THEIR ACTUAL POLICIES POLICIES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNTHINKABLE A DECADE AGO POLICIES LIKE BANNING FOSSIL FUELS, ELIMINATING PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE, TAXPAYER-FUNDED HEALTH CARE FOR PEOPLE WHO COME HERE ILLEGAL AND DEFUNDING THE POLICE THEIR ARGUMENT FOR JOE BIDEN BOILED DOWN TO THE FACT THAT THEY THINK HE’S A NICE GUY WELL, LET ME TELL YOU, RAISING TAXES ON 82% OF AMERICANS IS NOT NICE ELIMINATING 10 MILLION GOOD-PAYING OIL AND GAS JOBS IS NOT NICE POLICIES THAT FORCE JOBS TO FLEE OUR COUNTRY OR ALLOW ABORTION UP UNTIL THE POINT OF BIRTH ARE NOT NICE THE TRUTH IS, THERE’S ONLY ONE PERSON WHO HAS EMPATHIZED WITH EVERYDAY AMERICANS AND ACTUALLY BEEN FIGHTING FOR THEM OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, AND THAT IS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IN THE NEARLY FOUR YEARS I’VE WORKED ON BEHALF OF PRESIDENT TRUMP, I’VE SEEN UP CLOSE A MAN WHO HAS A DEEP LOVE FOR FAMILY, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY, A MAN WITH AN INCREDIBLE RESPECT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OUR MILITARY I’VE SEEN PRIVATE MOMENTS WHERE HE COMFORTS AMERICANS IN TIMES OF PAIN AND SADNESS NOW, EVERYONE KNOWS HE CAN BE TOUGH HE’S TOUGH WHEN HE TAKES ON CHINA, TOUGH WHEN HE WORKS TO FIX OUR UNFAIR TRADE DEALS, TOUGH WHEN HE FIGHTS TO SECURE OUR BORDERS PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE TOUGH WHEN HE IS FIGHTING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BECAUSE NICE GUYS LIKE JOE CARE MORE ABOUT COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA AND IRAN THAN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TONIGHT BEGINS A NEW CHAPTER IN THE GREAT AMERICAN STORY, A STORY THAT HAS INSPIRED THE WORLD FOR GENERATIONS WHEN WE RE-ELECT PRESIDENT TRUMP THIS NOVEMBER, THE BEST IS YET TO COME THIS ELECTION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIME YOUR VOTE COUNTS MORE THAN EVER IF YOU WANT TO CHECK YOUR VOTING STATUS, SECURE YOUR BALLOT, OR REGISTER TO VOTE, TEXT VOTE TO 88022 EARLIER TODAY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE CAME TO NORTH CAROLINA TO THANK OUR DELEGATES FOR UNANIMOUSLY RENOMINATING THEM TO A SECOND TERM OUR OFFICIAL ROLL CALL AND THE

BUSINESS OF OUR REPUBLICAN CONVENTION WAS CONDUCTED TODAY IN CHARLOTTES WE HAVE CREATED A SHORT VIDEO TO SYMBOLIZE THE EXCITEMENT FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP ACROSS ALL 50 STATES AND TERRITORIES THANK YOU FOR WATCHING AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ♪ >> GREAT STATE OF ALABAMA >> ALASKA >> AMERICAN IS A MOW WHERE A WA >> ARIZONA >> ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO >> CONNECTING >> DELAWARE >> DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA >> FLORIDA >> GUAM >> HAWAII >> IDAHO >> INDIANA >> HAWAII >> KENTUCKY >> LOUISIANA >> MARYLAND >> MICHIGAN >> MINNESOTA >> MISSISSIPPI >> MISSOURI >> MONTANA >> NEVADA >> NEW HAMPSHIRE >> NEW JERSEY >> NORTH CAROLINA >> NORTH DAKOTA >> THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS >> OKLAHOMA >> OREGON >> PENNSYLVANIA >> PUERTO RICO >> SOUTH CAROLINA >> SOUTH DAKOTA >> THIS IS AN ABC NEWS SPECIAL WELCOME TO OUR >>> CO– CONTINUING COVERAGE OF THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN NORTH CAROLINA AND JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA NOW IT’S A SPLIT PROCEEDINGS ARE IN CHARLOTTE AND D.C WE’LL HEAR FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TONIGHT AT LEAST TWICE AND HIS SON DON JUNIOR, HIS SON’S GIRLFRIEND KIMBERLY GILFOIL AND NIKKI HALEY A FORMER GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THAT STATE’S JUNIOR SENATOR TIM SCOTT THE ONLY BLACK REPUBLICAN IN THE SENATE AFTER DEMOCRATS DEVOTED SO MUCH TIME LAST WEEK TO RAVAGING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC, THE GOP WILL FIGHT BACK TONIGHT DEFENDING TRUMP, ATTACKING JOE BIDEN AND SHINING A LIGHT ON FRONT LINE WORKERS LIKE AMY FORD SHE’S A WEST VIRGINIA NURSE WHO VOLUNTEERED IN NEW YORK THIS SPRING SHE’S ABOUT TO SPEAK RIGHT NOW LET’S GO DOWN TO THE VIRTUAL FL FLOOR >> SUPPORTING LAW ENFORCEMENT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP AMERICA GREAT >> AS LONG AS I’LL PRESIDENT, I’LL NEVER DEFUND YOUR POLICE I PROMISE YOU IT’S TIME TO DELIVER A VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WE ARE GOING TO START WINNING AGAIN IT’S CALLED PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT >> MY NAME IS AMY FORD I’VE BEEN A REGISTERED NURSE FOR 17 YEARS I’M FROM THE SMALL TOWN OF WEST VIRGINIA WHERE I LIVED MY ENTIRE LIFE THE DAUGHTER OF A NURSE AND A COAL MINER EVEN THOUGH I WAS THE YOUNGEST OF FOUR CHILDREN, I WAS ALWAYS SOMEWHAT OF A CARETAKER IT CAME NATURAL FOR ME SO I FELT RIGHT TO FOLLOW IN MY MOTHER’S FOOTSTEPS AND BECOME A NURSE, AND THIS MARCH WHEN COVID-19 SENT OUR COUNTRY INTO OUR CRISIS, I KNEW I HAD TO HELP ANYWAY I COULD I DEPLOYED TO NEW YORK IN APRIL AND THEN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS WORKING AS A COVID RELIEF NURSE IN BOTH STATES AS I CONTINUED WITH THE CHALLENGES OF TREATING OUR PATIENTS WHO HAD THEIR WORLDS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, I NOTICED A POSITIVE CHANGE IN OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM PRESIDENT TRUMP RECOGNIZED THE THREAT THIS VIRUS PRESENTED FOR ALL AMERICANS EARLY ON AND MADE RAPID POLICY CHANGES AND AS A RESULT, TELEHEALTH SERVICES ARE NOW ACCESSIBLE TO 71 MILLION AMERICANS, INCLUDING 35 MILLION CHILDREN PRIOR TO COVID, TELEHEALTH WAS NOT COVERED OR REILL BURSED WITH MEDICARE, MEDICAID OR CHIP THIS LEFT VULNERABLE POPULATIONS WITH NO OTHER CHOICE THAN TO HAVE AN IN OFFICE PERSON WITH PHYSICIANS INCREASING THEIR RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 THE EXPANSION OF TELL LA HEALTH SERVICES IS HELPING WITH VIDEO VISITS ALLOWING LOVED ONES TO HAVE CONTACT AND VISUALIZATION AS WELL AS A BETTER

UNDERSTANDING OF CARE TELEHEALTH HAS BEEN ESSENTIAL DURING THIS PANDEMIC I DON’T WANT THE MEDIA TAKING MY PERSONAL STORY AND TWISTING IT SO LET ME BE CLEAR AS A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, I CAN TELL YOU WITHOUT HESITATION DONALD TRUMP’S QUICK ACTION AND LEADERSHIP SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES DURING COVID-19 AND THE BENEFITS OF THAT RESPONSE EXTEND FAR BEYOND CORONAVIRUS TELEHEALTH WILL CONTINUE TO AID, MEANING THEY ARE UNABLE TO FIND TRANSPORTATION OR A WAY TO THE DOCTOR FOR CHECKUPS THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE IN RURAL AMERICA I LIVE IN A TOWN OF ABOUT 2,000 PEOPLE WE DO NOT HAVE BUSES, TRAINS, TROLLIES OR UBERS AVAILABLE TO US IN ADDITION, THE UNAVAILABILITY OF SERVICES CAN ALSO HINDER TREATMENT FOR MANY SO INCREASED ACCESS TO TELEHEALTH FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS HAS TRULY BEEN LIFE SAVING AND WE HAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP TO THANK >> TESTIMONY WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AND TELEHEALTH WANT TO GO TO MAR MARY BRUCE THEY HAVE THIS MIX OF SPEAKERS BOTH LIVE IN THAT HALL EVEN THOUGH IT’S EMPTY AND ON TAPE >> THEY WANT THIS TO HAVE A DIFFERENT FEEL THAN LAST WEEK AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION THE TRUMP TEAM, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THIS WILL FEEL MORE REGIONAL LIKE A TRADITIONAL CONVENTION PART OF THE REASON WE’RE HERE AT THE AUDITORIUM IT’S A GRAND SPACE AND THEY ARE TRYING TO HAVE MORE LIVE SPEAKERS THROUGHOUT THE PRESIDENT IS ACUTELY AWARE AND INTERESTED IN HOW THINGS PLAY ON TV HE WANTS TO SHOW, IN FACT, HE IS BRINGING IN PRODUCERS FROM HIS FORMER SHOW “THE APPRENTICE” TO HELP HIM RUN THIS AND WE’LL HEAR MORE FROM THE CANDIDATE HIMSELF, THE PRESIDENT MAKING AN APPEARANCE EVERY NIGHT AND SO WILL MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY AND THEY WANT A DIFFERENT TONE HERE, AS WELL WE HEARD DEMOCRATS, THE TRUMP TEAM SAY THEY FEEL THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION WAS TOO DOWN TROT AND DARK THEY SAY THIS WILL BE HOPEFUL AND OPTIMISTIC THE BIG QUESTION IS WHETHER THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF CAN STICK TO THAT SCRIPT GIVEN WHAT WE HEARD FROM HIM EARLIER TODAY AS HE KICKED THINGS OFF, IT WAS A SPEECH FULL OF GRIEVANCES AND HE HAS BEEN PAINTING QUITE AN A APOCALYPTIC PICTURE OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF HE’S NOT REELECTED THIS IS A DONALD TRUMP SHOW >> IT IS HIS SHOW HE KNOWS THE REALITY IN THIS COUNTRY WE HAVE MORE THAN 175 MILLION AMERICAN LIVES LOST IN THIS PANDEMIC AND IT’S INTERESTING TO KICK OFF THIS CONVENTION COVERAGE THAT THEY WOULD HAVE AMY FORD, THIS NURSE P PRACTITIONER, THE DAUGHTER OF A COAL MINER AND NURSE TALKING ABOUT TELEHEALTH AND WAYS SHE BELIEVES PRESIDENT TRUMP HELPED IN THE HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC THE PRESIDENT KNOWS HE DOESN’T WANT THIS TO BE A REFERENDUM BUT THAT’S FASCINATING HOW OFTEN THEY DIG INTO THE REALITY OF THIS PANDEMIC AND DEFEND THE PRESIDENT AND IN MANY CASES HIS FAMILY MEMBERS DEFENDING THEIR FATHER BECAUSE WE KNOW THIS WILL BE A FAMILY AFFAIR, AS WELL AND HOW OFTEN HE TRIES TO REMIND AMERICANS WHAT IS A GOOD ECONOMY AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN ONCE WE GET THROUGH THE PANDEMIC >> IT WAS CLEAR THE DEMOCRATS ALL WEEK LONG LAST WEEK BELIEVE THIS IS THE ISSUE HE MUST BE JUDGED ON >> YOU HAVE A FRONT LINE WORKER I BELIEVE THE CORONAVIRUS NARRATIVE IS ONE MANY WILL PAY ATTENTION TO AND MORE THAN 175,000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED, AMERICAN WHOSE HAVE DIED, HALF OF THEM PEOPLE OF COLOR WHEN YOU COMPARE US TO OTHER COUNTRIES, OURS IS NOT A SUCCESS STORY 58% OF AMERICANS DISAPPROVE OF THE HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS SO THE RESPONSE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION AS A SUCCESS I THINK WE’LL HEAR SEVERAL MORE AND THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS NOT ONLY SAVED THEIR LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS >> HOW MUCH OFFENSE, HOW MUCH DEFENSE FOR COVID FOR THE PRESIDENT? >> YOU’LL SEE 20% DEFENSE, NOT DIRECT WITH THE SPEAKER WITH MOST OF THAT THEY WILL BE ON OFFENSE HE’S NOT GOING TO COME OUT AND MAKE EXCUSES OR ANYTHING CLOSE TO APOLOGIES FOR ANYTHING PEOPLE THINK MAY HAVE DONE WRONG HE’LL EMPHASIZE THINGS HE BELIEVES HE DID RIGHT AND HE’S GOING TO BE ON OFFENSE SAYING IT’S GETTING BETTER AND BETTER AND BY THE TIME WE GET TO NOVEMBER, IT WILL BE BETTER THAN IT IS NOW AND NEXT YEAR WILL BE GREATER UNLESS YOU MAKE A MISTAKE AND VOTE FOR THE OTHER GUY THAT’S WHAT YOU’LL HEAR FROM HIM ALL WEEK AND PROBABLY FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT, AS WELL >> ROB EMANUEL, LAST WEEK THE PRESIDENT WAS OUT DURING THE

DEMOCRAT’S CONVENTION SO FAR TODAY JOE BIDEN, KAMALA HARRIS PRETTY QUIET IS THAT THE RIGHT STRATEGY? >> THEY ARE QUIET BUT THEY’RE NOT QUIET THERE IS AN ATTACK AD UP ABOUT GOOD YEAR AND BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRYING TO BOYCOTT GOOD YEAR, YOU’LL SEE ATTACK ADS UP THERE AND OTHER STUFF COMING FEINFROM GETS DIRECTLY IT WILL DEFY WHETHER PEOPLE REELECT OR DON’T REELECT SOMEBODY I BELIEVE GIVEN THE MAGNITUDE AND SCOPE OF EVERYBODY’S LIFE UNCHANGED BECAUSE OF COVID, IF YOU LOOK AT THE DATA AND POLLING, HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE COVID AND HOW THE GOVERNMENT HANDLES THE PRESIDENT IS A BIGGER DETERMINATION THAN WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE ECONOMY >> THE PRESIDENT STILL DOES HAVE AN ADVANTAGE ON THE ECONOMY >> HE HAS AN ADVANTAGE ON THE ECONOMY WHEN VOTERS ARE ASKED WHO DO YOU TRUST MORE? THEY TRUST DONALD TRUMP OVER JOE BIDEN THIS IS SOMETHING HE HAS TO EXPLOIT THROUGHOUT THIS WEEK THE REALITY IS PRECOVID, THIS WAS THE STRONGEST ECONOMY AND CERTAINLY IN MODERN HISTORY RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT FOR HI MINORITIES INCREASED WAGES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A DECADE HE HAS A GOOD STORY TO TELL ON THIS >> OKAY SARAH, THANKS VERY MUCH WE’RE ABOUT TO HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT HONORING FRONT LINE WORKERS LET’S TUNE BACK INTO THE VIRTUAL FLOOR ♪ ♪ >> WHEN THE CHINA VIRUS INVADED OUR COUNTRY, WE LAUNCHED THE GREATEST INVASION PATRIOTS OF EVERY RACE, COLOR AND CREED RALLIED TOGETHER TO DEFEAT THE INVISIBLE ENEMY AND SAVE THE LIVES OF THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS TODAY OUR HEARTS OVERFLOW WITH APPRECIATION FOR THE INCREDIBLE FRONT LINE WORKERS WHO RISKED THEIR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY TO KEEP AMERICA STRONG AND SAFE WHEN CRISIS CAME, MILLIONS OF EVERYDAY AMERICANS ROSE TO THE CHALLENGE IN THEIR ACTIONS WE SEE THROUGH GREATNESS OF THE AMERICAN CHAR A CHARACTER WE ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO VICTORY HISTORY WILL REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THE HEROES OF 2020 FOR AS LONG AS OUR GREAT AMERICAN FLAG WAVES OVER THE LAND WE LOVE TO EVERY FRONT LINE WORKER I OFFER THE SOLUTE OF A NATION THAT IS FOREVER IN YOUR DEBT THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA THESE ARE MY FRIENDS THESE ARE THE INCREDIBLE WORKER D S THAT HELPED US SO MUCH WITH COVID WE CAN CALL IT SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE CHINA VIRUS SOME PEOPLE MAY GET INSULTED BUT THAT’S THE WAY IT IS THESE ARE GREAT PEOPLE DOCTORS, NURSES, FIREMEN, POLICEMEN WE WANT TO THANK YOU YOU’VE BEEN INCREDIBLE AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU AND ALL OF THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THAT YOU REPRESENT THANK YOU-ALL VERY MUCH GREAT JOB THANK YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR STORIES WE’LL START WITH YOU >> I’M A POSTAL WORKER DELIVERING TO A SENIOR COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19 >> GOOD AND WE’RE TAKING GOOD CARE OF OUR POSTAL WORKERS THAT I CAN TELL YOU WE’RE NOT GETTING RID OF POSTAL WORKERS THEY WOULD WANT TO PUT THAT OUT THERE IF ANYONE DOES, IT’S DEMOCRATS NOT REPUBLICANS AND THANK EVERYBODY IN THE WHOLE BEAUTIFUL POST OFFICE SYSTEM WE APPRECIATE IT >> THANK YOU >> HOW ABOUT YOU? >> I’M A TRUCKER >> GOOD >> I OWN A SMALL BUSINESS IN OHIO SOME CUSTOMERS MADE HOSPITAL BEDS WITH THE MATERIAL >> THAT’S FANTASTIC CONGRATULATIONS I LOVE THE TRUCKERS THEY’RE ON MY SIDE >> THANK YOU >> I THINK PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THEM HOW ABOUT YOU >> I’M A CUSTODIAN AT THE POST OFFICE, AS WELL >> WHAT DO YOU DO? >> CLEAN UP EVERYBODY’S MESS AND GERMS >> THAT WORLD, THAT PROFESSION WILL NEVER BE OUT OF BUSINESS YOU KNOW THAT, RIGHT? THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE THANK YOU >> HOW ABOUT YOU? >> I’M A REGISTERED NURSE, PRESIDENT TRUMP I WORK AT A NEW JERSEY HOSPITAL IT’S CALLED VIRTUAL HOSPITAL I ALSO REPRESENT AN ORGANIZATION OF PROFESSIONAL NURSES CALLED THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC NURSES >> VERY GOOD >> I WANTED TO TELL YOU, SIR, AS A NURSING SUPERVISOR, I’M IN AWE OF YOUR LEADERSHIP HONESTLY, I KNOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE SAID OFTEN INTERESTING THINGS BUT IT TAKES A TRUE LEADER TO BE ABLE TO IGNORE ALL THAT STUFF AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND NOT BE OFFENDED BY ALL THE WORDS BEING SAID AND YOU REALLY DO SHOW THAT POSITIVE SPIRIT TO US AND AS NURSES, I APPRECIATE THAT BUT JUST AS AN INDIVIDUAL, I’M GRATEFUL FOR THAT >> WELL, I’M FOR THE NURSES AND FOR THE DOCTORS AND EVERYBODY WE HAVE TO MAKE THIS CHINA VIRUS GO AWAY AND IT’S HAPPENING PLEASE, GO AHEAD >> I’M ALSO A NURSE I REPRESENT GENESIS HEALTH CARE, WHICH IS A SKILLED NURSING FACILITY COMPANY I WANT TO THANK YOU AND YOUR

ADMINISTRATION FOR ALL THE SUPPLIES AND SUPPORT AND FUNDING THAT YOU’VE GIVEN THE SKILLED NURSING UNITS WITHOUT THAT, WE COULDN’T DO AS WELL AS WE HAVE DONE AND I SPENT SOME TIME IN NEW JERSEY I LIVE IN WEST VIRGINIA WENT TO NEW JERSEY AND DID WORK THERE AND WE FINALLY STARTED THIS AND THINGS CHANGED >> I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU SAID BECAUSE WE HAVE DELIVERED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF EQUIPMENT THAT GOVERNORS WERE SUPPOSED TO GET AND IN MANY CASES, THEY DIDN’T GET SO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD TO HELP THEM AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT DID THIS INCREDIBLE WORKS, THEY NEVER GOT CREDIT FOR IT BUT YOU UNDERSTAND BEFORE IT CAME FROM THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU BOTH TRULY NICE PLEASE, GO AHEAD >> I’M A POLICE OFFICER IN INGLEWOOD, COLORADO AND I CONTRACTED COVID IN LATE MARCH AND RECOVERED >> THAT MEANS WE DON’T HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF YOU [ LAUGHTER ] >> GOOD TO GO >> ONCE YOU’RE RECOVERED, WE HAVE THE WHOLE THING WITH PLASMA HAPPENING THAT MEANS YOUR BLOOD IS VERY VALUABLE, YOU KNOW THAT, RIGHT? THANK YOU VERY MUCH GREAT PLEASE >> A DETENTION DEPUTY IN CALIFORNIA AND I ALSO CONTRACTED COVID END OF MARCH AND RECOVERED FROM THAT, ALSO >> HOW LONG WAS YOUR PROBLEM? >> I WAS SICK ABOUT TEN DAYS, REALLY BAD GOT EVERYTHING BESIDES THE COUGH BUT RECOVERED I WAS OFF WORK FOR A MONTH AND A HALF AND I WORK IN OUR LOCAL COUNTY JAILS >> DID THEY DO ANYTHING SPECIFICALLY TO HELP YOUR RECOVERY? >> Z-PAKS, MEDICATION, COUGH SYRUP >> I WON’T ASK YOU ABOUT THE HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE BECAUSE — [ LAUGHTER ] >> IT’S A SHAME WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO THAT ONE BUT I TOOK IT I TOOK THE Z-PAK, ALSO AND ZINC I WANT TO THANK YOU-ALL VERY MUCH IT’S AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU YOU’RE A FANTASTIC PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE YOU REPRESENT, YOU REPRESENT AN INCREDIBLE GROUP OF PEOPLE AND WE LOVE YOU-ALL THANK YOUERY MUCH >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IT >>> GOOD EVENING, I’M JIM JORDAN REPRESENTING THE FOURTH DISTRICT OF OHIO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THE PROAMERICAN PARTY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE PROAMERICAN CANDIDATE THE SELECTION IS ABOUT WHO CAN PRESERVE THE VALUES, PRINCIPLES AND INSTITUTIONS THAT MAKE AMERICA GREAT DON’T BELIEVE ME? LOOK WHAT IS HAPPENING IN AMERICAN CITIES ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS CRIME, VIOLENCE AND MOB RULE DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO DENOUNCE THE MOB AND THEIR RESPONSE TO THE CHAOS DEFUND THE POLICE, DEFUND BORDER PATROL AND DEFUND THE MILITARY WHILE THEY ARE DOING THIS, THEY’RE ALSO TRYING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR GUNS LOOK AT THE POSITIONS THEY HAVE TAKEN IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS DEMOCRATS WON’T LET YOU GO TO CHURCH BUT LET YOU PROTEST DEMOCRATS WON’T LET YOU GO TO WORK BUT LET YOU RIOT DEMOCRATS WON’T LET YOU GO TO SCHOOL BUT THEY WILL GET YOU GO LOOT PRESIDENT TRUMP FOUGHT EAGAINST EACH OF THE CRAZY IDEAS AND TOOK ON THE SWAMP THE DEMOCRATS AND PRESS WHEN YOU TAKE ON THE SWAMP, THE SWAMP FIGHTS BACK THE RUSSIA HOAX, MUELLER INVESTIGATION BUT IN SPITE OF THE OPPOSITION, THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD DO TAXES CUT, REGULATIONS REDUCED, ECONOMY GROWING, LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT IN 50 YEARS OUT OF THE IRAN DEAL, HOSTAGES HOME FROM NORTH KOREA AND U.S EMBASSY AGREEMENT AND BUILDING THE WALL AND REBUILDING OUR ECONOMY AS WE SPEAK I LOVE THE PRESIDENT’S INTENSITY AND WILLINGNESS TO FIGHT EVERY DAY IN WASHINGTON FOR OUR FAMILIES BUT WHAT I ALSO APPRECIATE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT IS SOMETHING MOST AMERICANS NEVER GET TO SEE HOW MUCH HE TRULY CARES ABOUT PEOPLE OUR FAMILY HAS SEEN IT TWO YEARS AGO, OUR NEPHEW ELIH WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT HE LIVED A MILE UP THE ROAD FROM US, GREW UP WRESTLING AND TRAINING WITH OUR BOYS, VARSITY ATHLETE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SATURDAY MORNING THREE DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT, I WALKED TO THE CAR TO HEAD UP TO ELIH’S PARENTS HOME WHEN THE PRESIDENT CALLED WE TALKED ABOUT A FEW ISSUES AND THEN HE ASKED HOW THE FAMILY WAS DOING I SAID THEY ARE DOING OKAY, MR PRESIDENT BUT IT’S TOUGH THE PRESIDENT SAID YEAH, LOSING A LOVED ONE IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT AND IT’S REALLY TOUGH WHEN THEY’RE SO YOUNG I THEN SAID MR. PRESIDENT, I’M WALKING INTO THEIR HOUSE NOW OF USUALLY THEY DON’T KNOW I’M TALKING TO YOU BUT IF YOU’D BE WILLING TO SAY HELLO TO ELIH’S DAD, YOU WOULD MAKE HIS DAY BETTER I SAID ITODD, THE PRESIDENT WANS TO TALK TO YOU FOR FIVE MINUTES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS SAT IN SILENCE AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TOOK TIME TO TALK TO A DAD WHO WAS HURTING THAT’S THE PRESIDENT I’VE GOTTEN TO KNOW THE LAST FOUR YEARS THE PRESIDENT THAT SHARED PRIVATE MOMENTS WITH SOLDIERS, VICTIMS OF VIOLET CRIME AND VICTIMS WITH BUSINESSES DESTROYED BY THE MOB AND WHO KNOWS AMERICA’S BEST DAYS ARE IN FRONT OF US AND THAT’S WHY I’M BUSTING MY TAIL TO HELP HIM GET REELECTED I’M ASKING YOU TO DO THE SAME THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY >> SEEING A DIFFERENT SIDE OF

JIM JORDAN THERE HEARING A DIFFERENT SIDE OF THE PRESIDENT FROM JIM JORDAN, ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S DEFENDERS IN THE HOUSE DURING THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS I WANT TO BRING IN EVETTE SIMPSON I WANT TO BRING WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS SAYING HE CALLED IT THE CHINA VIRUS AND HOW GOVERNORS HE SAID WERE NOT DOING THE JOB OF GETTING THE EQUIPMENT TO THEIR STATES, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD TO STEP IN AND A LOT OF GOVERNORS HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW >> THAT’S A LOT YOU CAN DO THERE WAS A LOT THERE THEY DID NOT FEEL RIGHT I THINK THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT THAT EXCHANGE GEORGE WAS YOU HAVE PEOPLE, HE TRIED TO MIMIC THE THING BIDEN DID WITH THE PEOPLE HE CLEARLY DOESN’T HAVE THAT COMFORT LEVEL TO TALK TO PEOPLE HE BATTLED THE VIRUS OR CONFRONTED >> HE SEEMED HAPPY >> HE SAID CHINA VIRUS I LIKE FEEL LIKE THERE WAS A TENSE MOMENT IN THE ROOM WHEN YOU SAY THINGS LIKE THAT OR WHEN YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES AND SHIFTING TO A POLITICAL POINT THAT COULD BE DIVISIVE IT’S CLEAR FOR ME IN THE FIRST COUPLE MINUTES ABOUT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT THAT HE’S REALLY TALKING TO A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE HIS MESSAGE WHO ARE GETTING SMALLER AND SMALLER WHO AREN’T — HE’S NOT TALKING ABOUT THE WAY IT’S IMPACTING PEOPLE BUT JUST POLITICS THAT’S A BAD MOVE IT’S REALLY, REALLY BAD >> I WANT TO BRING IN JOHN CARL FOR MORE THAT IS A QUESTION FOR THE PRESIDENT IN THIS CONVENTION WILL HE BE ABLE TO REACH OUT BEYOND HIS BASE NOT JUST ENERGIZE HIS BASE? >> WELL, HE’S DONE PRECIOUS LITTLE OF THAT OVER THE PAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE AGENDA HERE FOR THE CONVENTION, I MEAN, THIS IS GOING TO FEATURE THE BIG WINDUP THE LAST THREE BIG SPEECHES ONE OF THEM IS DON JUNIOR BUT WE’LL ALSO HEAR FROM NIKKI HALEY, OF COURSE, THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND ALSO FROM TIM SCOTT, THE CURRENT GOVERNOR OF — I MEAN, THE CURRENT SENATOR FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, SOMEBODY WHO IS THE ONLY AFRICAN AMERICAN WHO HAS SERVED IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE AND BOTH OF THEM OFFER MESSAGES, WHICH I THINK FREQUENTLY TRY TO APPEAL BEYOND THE BASE BOTH OF THEM WERE VERY INSURANCE ME — INSTRUMENTAL IN REMOVING THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AT LEAST IN WHAT THEY ARE PUTTING FORTH TONIGHT IN NIGHT ONE, IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS AN EFFORT TO GET SOMEWHAT BEYOND THE BASE OF THE PRESIDENT TALKS TO TO >> WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM A GEORGIA STATE LEGISLATOR WE’LL HEAR FROM HIM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BREAK WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK FTERNOONS W YOU NEED TO KNOW ON ABC >>> THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

CONVENTION HERE AGAIN GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS >> BACK NOW WITH OUR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION ALL SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING PLACE IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA A BIT DID HAPPEN TODAY THE PRESIDENT WAS IN NORTH CAROLINA FOR THE OFFICIAL ROLL CALL RACHEL SCOTT IS THERE RACHEL? >> HEY, GEORGE, YES, THIS IS DEFINITELY A DIFFERENT CONVENTION THAN THE REPUBLICANS HAD PLANNED AND TODAY KICKED OFF WITH A SENSE OF DISAPPOINTMENT ALTHOUGH THERE WAS EXCITEMENT THE GOP CHAIR EVEN ADMITTED TODAY THAT SHE WISHES THEY COULD HAVE HAD THIS CONVENTION AS PLANNED THERE WERE ABOUT 300 DELEGATES INSIDE TODAY THE PRESIDENT CRASHING HIS ON PARTY SURPRISING THE DELEGATES AND ONE TRYING TO AMP UP THE CROWD AN HOUR BEFORE HE TOUCHED DOWN SAYING THEY NEED TO PLAY LARGER THAN LIFE AND AMP UP THE ENERGY INSIDE OF THE ROOM I HAVE TALKED TO CAMPAIGN SOURCES THEY HAVE PROMISED THIS WEEK IS GOING TO BE A WEEK OF OF TIM MISTESTIMONY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF SAID HE WANTS THIS TO BE AN UPBEAT WEEK BUT THE MESSAGE DELIVERED TODAY IN CHARLOTTE WAS ANYTHING BUT TALKING ABOUT THIS DARK PICTURE UNDER A BIDEN ADMINISTRATION UNFOUNDED CLAIMS ABOUT MAIL IN VOTING AND SAYING IF HE LOSES THIS ELECTION, IT’S BECAUSE IT IS STOLEN FROM HIM AND BECAUSE IT IS RIGGED GEORGE? >> RACHEL SCOTT, THANK YOU OUR POLITICAL ANALYST, CAPPED CONVENTIONS FOR GEORGE W. BUSH AND LET’S TALK MORE ABOUT THIS EFFORT BY THE PRESIDENT TO REACH OUT BEYOND THE BASE DURING THIS CONVENTION >> WELL, I THINK HE HAS TO BECAUSE ALL HE HAS RIGHT NOW IS AND YOU CAN SEE IT REFLECTED IN EVERY SINGLE POLL NUMBER IS 40 OR 41% OF THE COUNTRY YOU CAN’T WIN AN ELECTION YOU CAN’T WIN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE THAT WAY AND POPULAR VOTE THAT WAY I THINK THE PRESIDENT, I WATCHED THAT VIDEO THAT HE FEATURED BEFORE HE SPOKE THAT’S TO ME THE STRATEGY THEY HAVE TO PLAY MORE OF EVERY NIGHT AND NOT GO INTO THIS NEGATIVE DARK SITUATION THE PRESIDENT CANNOT WIN REELECTION UNLESS HE MOVES HIS JOB APPROVAL NUMBERS INTO A POSITIVE TERRITORY HE HAS TO MOVE JOB APPROVAL NUMBERS IN POSITIVE TERRITORY THE PROBLEM FOR THE PRESIDENT IS ON AN ISSUE OF COVID-19 THE VAST MAJORITY THINKS HE MISHANDLED IT AND DISAPPROVES ON THE JOB EVERY TIME HE TALKS ABOUT IT, THEY ARE REMINDED OF THE NEGATIVE JOB ON THE SITUATION BUT I THINK THE SPEAKERS TONIGHT, THE ONES WE HEAR FROM TONIGHT HAVE TO PAINT A POSITIVE PICTURE OF THE PRESIDENT AND PAINT A VISION OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS GOING TO DO IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS EVERY TIME THEY GO TO DARK SIDE IT HURTS THE INCOME BENT >> GEORGIA STATE LEGISLATURE THAT ENDORSED DONALD TRUMP LET’S LISTEN >> HELLO AMERICA MY NAME IS VERNON JONES AND I’M A STATE REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE GREAT STATE OF GEORGIA AS YOU CAN SEE, I’M A MAN OF COLOR AND I’M A LIFELONG DEMOCRAT, TOO YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHY IS A LIFELONG DEMOCRAT SPEAKING AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION? THAT’S A FAIR QUESTION AND HERE IS YOUR ANSWER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DOESN’T WANT TO LEAVE THE PLANTATION WE’VE BEEN FORCED TO BE THERE FOR DECADES AND GENERATIONS WE ARE FREE, WE ARE FREE PEOPLE OF FREE MINDS AND I’M PART OF A LARGE SEGMENT OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY INDEPENDENT AND WE BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT THAT AMERICA NEEDS TO LEAD US FORWARD THIS IS NO TIME FOR SLEEPING IN THE BASEMENT JOE BIDEN HAS HAD 47 YEARS TO PRODUCE RESULTS BUT HE’S BEEN ALL TALK AND NO ACTION JUST LIKE SO MANY OF THE DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE BEEN MAKING PROMISES TO THE BLACK VOTERS FOR DECADES WE’VE BEEN THEIR CAPTIVE AUDIENCE WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP SOUGHT TO EARN THE BLACK VOTE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERS WENT CRAZY NANCY PELOSI AND CHUCK SCHUMER LITERALLY STARTED WEARING CLOTS AROUND THE U.S. CAPITOL AS IF PANDERING WERE ENOUGH TO KEEP US SATISFIED LET ME TELL YOU WHY I’M SUPPORTING OUR PRESIDENT I GREW UP IN THE SOUTH IN LAUREL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA SCOTTLAND COUNTY THE COMMUNITY TO BE EXACT MY PARENTS ROBIN AND RUFORD JONES BUILT WITH THEIR OWN HARD EVER HAND AS FOUR-ROOM HOME WITH NO INDOOR PLUMBING THEY HAD VERY LIMITED EDUCATION BUT THEY INSTILLED IN US A STRONG WORK ETHIC THAT DROVE ME FROM THOSE TOBACCO FIELDS OF NORTH CAROLINA TO THOSE HALLS OF THE GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME IF I

BELIEVE IN GOD, WORKED HARD AND TREATED EVERY PERSON FAIRLY, THERE WAS NO LIMIT TO WHAT WE COULD ACHIEVE I ATTENDED NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY, A HISTORICAL BLACK COLLEGE FOR GENERATIONS, HBCUs HAVE BEEN INCUBATORS THAT DEVELOP BLACK SCHOLARS AND MATH AND SCIENCE AND RELIGION ENGINEERING AND POLITICS THEY HAVE IMPORTED SPRING BOARDS BUT DEMOCRATS HAVEN’T TREATED THEM THAT WAY WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK OFFICE HE CHANGED EVERYTHING HE DELIVERED HISTORIC FUNDING TO HBCUs AND GUARANTEED IT FOR TEN YEARS, SOMETHING THAT NEVER HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY THAT GAVE OUR HBCUs STABILITY, THE CHANCE TO GROW AND PRODUCE THE NEXT GENERATION OF BLACK LEADERS THAT’S RIGHT DONALD TRUMP DID THAT HE’S ALSO SUPPORTED SCHOOL CHOICE TO ENSURE THAT NO CHILD NO MATTER THEIR RACE OR ZIP CODE IS LEFT BEHIND EVERY CHILD SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO A QUALITY EDUCATION BUT EDUCATION IS JUST THE BEGINNING THE PRESIDENT ALSO BUILT THE MOST INCLUSIVE ECONOMY EVER WITH RECORD LOW UNEMPLOYMENT FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS AND RECORD HIGH PARTICIPATION IN THE WORK FORCE HE PUT OPPORTUNITY ZONES IN THE TRUMP TAX BILL THAT WOULD DRIVE INVESTMENT INTO OUR COMMUNITIES FOR DECADES TO COME HE PUT THE INTERESTS OF AMERICAN WORKERS AND ESPECIALLY BLACK WORKERS FIRST THAT’S RIGHT DONALD TRUMP DID THAT HE DELIVERED HISTORIC CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM HE ENDED ONCE AND FOR ALL THE POLICY OF INCARCERATION OF BLACK PEOPLE, WHICH HAS DECIMATED OUR COMMUNITIES CAUSED BY NO OTHER THAN JOE BIDEN DEMOCRATS WOULDN’T DO IT OBAMA DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT AND JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS DEA DEFINITELY WOULDN’T DO IT BUT DONALD TRUMP DID IT HE’S ALSO WORKING EVERY DAY TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY SAFER AS A FORMER EXECUTIVE OF DECAB COUNTY, GEORGIA, I DIRECTED ONE OF THE LARGEST PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS IN THE SOUTHEAST I SEEN TRAGIC SHOOTINGS ON BOTH SIDES OFFICERS KILLING CITIZENS AND CITIZENS KILLING OFFICERS IN THE LINE OF DUTY POLICE OFFICERS ARE A FELLOW CITIZEN THEY LIVE IN OUR COUNTRY THEY HAVE FAMILIES, TOO THEY LIVE IN OUR COMMUNITIES UNFORTUNATELY, DEMOCRATS HAVE TURNED THEIR BACKS ON OUR BRAVE POLICE OFFICERS THEY CALL IT DEFUNDING AND IT’S A DANGER TO OUR CITIES, OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND OUR CHILDREN ISN’T IT IRONIC THAT DEMOCRATS POLITICIANS HAVE PERSONAL SECURITY TO PROTECT THEM SO WHY DON’T THEY FORGO THEIR SECURITY AND REPLACE THEM WITH SOCIAL WORKERS ESPECIALLY SINCE THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT FOR YOU AND ME? OUR POLICE NEED MORE FUNDING, NOT LESS FOR FREQUENT PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS, NON-LETHAL RESTRAINT TECHNOLOGY AND DEESCALATION AND USE OF FORCE TRAINING THESE ARE THE COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPPORTS TRUE SINCERE POLICE REFORM THAT’S RIGHT DONALD TRUMP DID THAT, TOO EDUCATION, JOBS, SAFETY, SECURITY ON ISSUE AFTER ISSUE AND IN JUST A SINGLE TERM, HE DESTROYED THESE NEGATIVE FORCES THAT HAVE VICTIMIZED THE BLACK COMMUNITY FOR DECADES HE GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO RISE NOW YOU KNOW WHEN I MADE THE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF MY SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE I WAS THREATENED CALLED AN EMBARRASSMENT AND ASKED TO RESIGN BY MY OWN PARTY UNFORTUNATELY, THAT’S CONSISTENT WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND HOW THEY VIEW INDEPENDENT THINKING BLACK MEN AND WOMEN BUT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT BLACK VOICES ARE BECOMING MORE WOKE AND LOUDER THAN EVER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS BECOME INFECTED WITH THE PANDEMIC OF INTOLERANCE, BIGOTRY, SOCIALISM, ANTI LAW ENFORCEMENT BIAS AND A DANGEROUS TOLERANCE FOR PEOPLE WHO ATTACK OTHERS, DESTROY THEIR PROPERTY AND TERRORIZE OUR OWN COMMUNITIES

THAT’S WHAT THIS ELECTION IS ALL ABOUT AND THAT’S WHY RIGHT NOW MORE THAN EVER, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE AMERICA NEEDS DONALD TRUMP IN THE OVAL OFFICE FOR ANOTHER FOUR YEARS GOD BLESS YOU AND VOTE DONALD J TRUMP THANK YOU >>> IN 2018 A GUNMAN WALKED INTO MARGRY STONE MAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL AND CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER MY NAME IS ANDREW POLLACK HIS NAME ISN’T WORTH SAYING ONE OF THE SENIORS WALKING IN THE HALLWAY THAT DAY WAS MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER MEADOW SHE WAS MONTHS AWAY FROM GRADUATING AND BEGINNING A NEW LIFE WE WERE SO PROUD OF THE WOMAN SHE HAD BECOME BUT IN THE HALLWAY ON THAT THIRD FLOOR, THE GUNMAN SAW MEADOW AND SHOT HER DOWN THE HALLWAY HITTING HER FOUR TIMES AFTER SHE WAS SHOT AND ON THE FLOOR, SHE CRAWLED OVER TO ANOTHER STUDENT A FRESHMAN GIRL TO PROTECT HER SHE DRAPED HER BODY OVER HER AND THE SCUM BAG GUNMAN SHOT MY DAUGHTER AT POINT BLANK RANGE FIVE MORE TIMES KILLING MEADOW AND THE GIRL SHE WAS SHIELDING SHE HAD HER WHOLE LIFE AHEAD OF HER AND IN THAT LIFE, SHE COULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING AND BEEN ANYTHING SO MANY MOMENTS THAT I WAITED SO LONG FOR WERE TAKEN FROM ME I DIDN’T GET TO DROP HER OFF AT COLLEGE I DIDN’T GET TO WALK HER DOWN THE AISLE BUT EVERY MOMENT WAS TAKEN FROM HER AND FOR WHAT? I NEVER WANTED THIS TO BECOME A POLITICAL SPECTACLE BUT IT DID I NEVER WANTED TO MEET THE PRESIDENT LIKE THIS, BUT I DID I WAS INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE THE TRUTH IS, I HAD JUST BURIED MY DAUGHTER THAT WEEK I REALLY WASN’T INTERESTED IN PUBLIC EVENTS LIKE A TOUR OR A PHOTO OP I WAS INTERESTED IN ANSWERS AND SOLUTIONS SO THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO MEET ME PERSONALLY, I SAID I’D GO THEY SAID OF COURSE, THAT WAS HIS PLAN AT THE WHITE HOUSE, MY FAMILY AND I SAT WITH THE PRESIDENT IN THE OVAL OFFICE AND TOLD HIM ABOUT MEADOW I TOLD HIM WHAT WE KNEW I TOLD HIM THAT HIS ADMINISTRATION NEEDED TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT WENT WRONG AND WHY AND I GOT TO SEE WHO PRESIDENT TRUMP REALLY IS HE’S A GOOD MAN AND A GREAT LISTENER AND HE CUTS THROUGH THE B.S THEN THE PRESIDENT DID WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD DO HE TOOK ACTION HE FORMED A SCHOOL SAFETY COMMISSION THAT ISSUED DOZENS OF RECOMMENDATIONS TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFER BUT I’LL BET YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT THAT INSTEAD, THE MEDIA TURNED MY DAUGHTER’S MURDER WENT TO A COORDINATED ATTACK ON PRESIDENT TRUMP REPUBLICANS AND OUR SECOND AMENDMENT IN FACT, WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED ME AND OTHER PARENTS OF CHILDREN THAT WERE MURDERED IN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS TO JOIN HIM AS HE ANNOUNCED THE COMMISSION’S FINDINGS, THE MEDIA’S FIRST QUESTION WASN’T ABOUT PROTECTING KIDS SHOCKINGLY, THEY ASKED ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN PRESIDENT TRUMP TURNED TO ME APPALLMENT SAID ANDY, CAN YOU BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE? WE’RE TRYING TO TALK ABOUT SCHOOL SAFETY AND THIS IS WHAT THEY DO BUT I COULD BELIEVE IT AFTER MY DAUGHTER’S MURDER, THE MEDIA DIDN’T SEEM INTERESTED IN THE FACTS SO I FOUND THEM MYSELF I LEARNED THAT GUN CONTROL LAWS DIDN’T FAIL MY DAUGHTER, PEOPLE DID THE GUNMAN HAD THREATENED TO KILL HIS CLASSMATES BEFORE HE HAD THREATENED TO RAPE THEM HE HAD THREATENED TO SHOOT UP THE SCHOOL EVERY RED FLAG YOU COULD I’M M — IMAGINE BUT THE SCHOOL DIDN’T MISS THEM, THEY IGNORED THEM FAR LEFT DEMOCRATS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT MADE THIS SHOOTING POSSIBLE BECAUSE THEY IMPLEMENTED SOMETHING THEY CALLED RESTORATIVE JUSTICE THIS POLICY WHICH REALLY JUST BLAMES TEACHERS FOR STUDENTS’ FAILURES PUTS KIDS AND TEACHERS AT RISK AND MAKES SHOOTINGS MORE LIKELY BUT IT WAS BILLED AS A PIONEERING APPROACH TO DISCIPLINE AND SAFETY I WAS JUST FINE WITH THE OLD APPROACH OF DISCIPLINE AND SAFETY IT WAS CALLED DISCIPLINE AND SAFETY BUT THE OBAMA BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TOOK PARKLAND’S BAD POLICIES AND FORCED THEM INTO SCHOOLS ACROSS AMERICA WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP RESCINDED OBAMA’S GUIDANCE ON RESTORATIVE JUSTICE POLICIES, HE PUT AN END TO THAT AND THAT MEANT THE WORLD TO ME IT’S HARD TO TELL HOW MUCH MR BIDEN UNDERSTANDS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AT PARKLAND MR. BIDEN CAMPAIGNED TO BRING BACK RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AS PART OF THE UNITY PLATFORM WITH BERNIE SANDERS AND HIS PLEDGE TO

IMPLEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS AMERICA BUT HE DOESN’T EVEN SEEM TO KNOW WHEN THE SHOOTING HAPPENED HE SAID THAT HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT WHEN IT HAPPENED BUT IT WASN’T MR. BIDEN MAY NOT KNOW WHAT MY DAUGHTER WAS MURDERED BUT I DO FEBRUARY 14th, 2018 MR. BIDEN MAY NOT KNOW THAT THESE POLICIES MAKE SHOOTINGS MORE LIKELY BUT I DO MR. BIDEN MAY NOT KNOW WHO WAS VICE PRESIDENT THAT DAY BUT I DO IT WASN’T JOE BIDEN IT WAS MIKE PENCE THANK GOD I KNOW WHO THE PRESIDENT WAS, TOO IT WASN’T BARACK OBAMA, IT WAS PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP AND HE TOOK ACTION I TRULY BELIEVE THE SAFETY OF OUR KIDS DEPENDS ON WHETHER THIS MAN IS REELECTED I HOPE YOU’LL JOIN ME TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN MR. PRESIDENT, MYSELF AND MILLIONS OF AMERICANS APPRECIATE YOU AND LOVE YOU GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP THANK YOU >> HARSH ATTACK ON FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN HIS DAUGHTER MEADOW WAS KILLED IN THE PARK LAND SHOOTINGS IN JANUARY 2018 A THEME THAT’S BEEN STARTED BY THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN QUESTIONING THE MENTAL FACULTIES OF FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, ALSO THEMES OF VIOLENCE AND LAW AND ORDER AND NOW WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM MARK AND PA PATRICIA McCLUSKEY LET’S LISTEN IN >> THE HUSBAND AND WIFE ATTORNEYS CHARGED WITH POINTING GUNS AT PROTESTERS >> THEY WERE SIMPLY TRYING TO PROTECH THEIR HOME >> GOOD EVERYONING, AMERICA WE’RE MARK AND PAT TY MC TY McC >> AMERICA IS SUCH A GREAT COUNTRY NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO OWN A GUN AND USE IT TO DEFEND YOURSELF BUT THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS WILL OFFER YOU FREE ADVICE ON HOW TO USE IT AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT WE EXPERIENCED WHAT YOU SAW HAPPEN TO US COULD JUST AS EASILY HAPPEN TO ANY OF YOU WHO ARE WATCHING FROM QUIET NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND OUR COUNTRY AND THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT TONIGHT >> THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT WHETHER IT’S THE DEFUNDING OF POLICE ENDING CASH BAILS OR CRIMINALS CAN BE RELEASED BACK OUT ON THE STREETS THE SAME DAY TO RIOT AGAIN OR ENCOURAGING ANARCHY AND CHAOS ON THE STREETS, IT SEEMS AS IF THE DEMOCRATS NO LONGER VIEW THE GOVERNMENT’S JOB AS PROTECTING HONEST CITIZENS FROM CRIMINALS, BUT RATHER PROTECTING CRIMINALS FROM HONEST CITIZENS NOT A SINGLE PERSON IN THE OUT OF CONTROL MOB YOU SAW AT OUR HOUSE WAS CHARGED WITH A CRIME BUT YOU KNOW WHO WAS? WE WERE THEY’VE ACTUALLY CHARGED US WITH FELONIES FOR DARING TO DEFEND OUR HOME ON TOP OF THAT, CONSIDER THIS, THE LIBERAL ACTIVISTS LEADING THE MOB TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD STOOD OUTSIDE OUR HOME WITH A BULL HORN SCREAMING YOU CAN’T STOP THE REVOLUTION JUST WEEKS LATER, THAT SAME ACTIVIST WON THE DEMOCRAT NOMINATION TO HOLD A SEAT IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS, THAT’S THE SAME AS WINNING THE GENERAL ELECTION THAT REVOLUTIONARY IS NOW GOING TO BE THE CONGRESSWOMAN FROM THE FIRST DISTRICT OF MISSOURI THESE RADICALS ARE NOT CONTENT WITH MARCHING THE STREETS THEY WANT TO WALK THE HALLS OF CONGRESS THEY WANT TO TALK OVER THEY WANT POWER THIS IS JOE BIDEN’S PARTY THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE IN CHARGE OF YOUR FUTURE AND THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILDREN >> THEY’RE NOT SATISFIED WITH SPREADING THE CHAOS AND VIOLENCE INTO OUR COMMUNITIES THEY WANT TO ABOLISH THE SUBURBS TOGETHER BY ENDING SINGLE-FAMILY HOME ZONING THIS FORCED REZONING WOULD BRING CRIME, LAWLESSNESS AND LOW QUALITY APARTMENTS PRESIDENT TRUMP SMARTLY ENDED THIS GOVERNMENT OVER REACH BUT JOE BIDEN WANTS TO BRING IT BACK THESE ARE THE POLICIES THAT ARE COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU SO MAKE NO MISTAKE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, YOUR FAMILY WILL NOT BE SAFE IN THE RADICAL DEMOCRATS’ AMERICA >> AT THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY, IF YOU STAND UP FOR YOURSELF AND FOR THE VALUES OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON, THE MOB SPURRED ON BY THEIR ALLIES IN THE MEDIA WILL TRY TO DESTROY YOU YOU SEEN US ON YOUR TV SCREENS AND TWITTER FEEDS YOU KNOW WE’RE NOT THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT BACK DOWN THANKFULLY, NEITHER IS DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL DEFEND THE GOD GIVEN RIGHT OF EVERY AMERICAN TO PROTECT THEIR HOMES AND FAMILIES BUT MORE THAN THAT, TRUMP’S VISION FOR AMERICA IS A

COUNTRY WHERE YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK HARD AND BUILD THE LIFE YOU DREAM OF WITH A JOB YOU LOVE WITH YOUR CHILDREN BEING EDUCATED IN GREAT SCHOOLS IN A COMMUNITY WHERE YOUR FAMILY CAN PLAY IN THE BACKYARD WITHOUT FEAR, WORSHIP IN A CHURCH WITHOUT SHAME AND EXPRESS YOUR BELIEVES WITHOUT RETRIBUTION TRUMP BROUGHT US THE GREATEST ECONOMY OUR COUNTRY HAD EVER SEEN THE DEMOCRATS HAVE BROUGHT US NOTHING BUT DESTRUCTION >> WHEN WE DON’T HAVE BASIC SAFETY AND SECURITY IN OUR COMMUNI COMMUNITIES, WE’LL NEVER BE FREE TO BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE FUR OURSELVES, CHILDREN OR OUR COUNTRY THAT’S WHAT IS AT STAKE IN THIS ELECTION AND THAT’S WHY WE MUST REELECT DONALD TRUMP GOD BLESS YOU GOD BLESS THE PRESIDENT AND GOD BLESS THESE UNITED STATES ♪ ♪ >>> GOOD EVENING AMERICA I’M KIMBERLY GILFOIL I SPEAK TO YOU TONIGHT AS A MOTHER, LATIN THAT AND PROUD AMERICAN, AND PROUD SUPPORTER OF DONALD J. TRUMP WHY? BECAUSE HE’S THE PRESIDENT WHO DELIVERS FOR AMERICA HE BUILT THE GREATEST ECONOMY THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN FOR THE STRIVERS, THE WORKING CLASS AND MIDDLE CLASS AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF, HE ALWAYS PUTS AMERICA FIRST PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE LAW AND ORDER PRESIDENT NOW PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP IS NOT GUARANTEED IT IS A CHOICE BIDEN, HARRIS AND THE REST OF THE SOCIAL AS WELL AS FUND MENTALLY CHANGED THIS NATION THEY WANT OPEN BORDERS, CLOSED SCHOOLS, DANGEROUS AMNESTY AND SELFISHLY SEND YOUR JOBS BACK TO CHINA WHILE THEY GET RICH THEY WILL DEFEND, DISMANTLE AND DESTROY AMERICA’S LAW ENFORCEMENT WHEN YOU ARE IN TROUBLE AND NEED POLICE, DON’T COUNT ON THE DEMOCRATS AS A FIRST GENERATION AMERICAN, I KNOW HOW DANGEROUS THEIR SOCIALIST AGENDA IS MY MOTHER WAS A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER FROM PUERTO RICO MY FATHER ALSO AN IMMIGRANT CAME TO THIS NATION IN PURSUIT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM NOW, I CONSIDER IT MY DUTY TO FIGHT TO PROTECT THAT DREAM RIOTERS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO DESTROY OUR CITIES HUMAN SEX DRUG TRAFFICKERS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO CROSS OUR BORDER THE SAME SOCIALIST POLICIES WHICH DESTROYED PLACES LIKE CUBA AND VENEZUELA MUST NOT TAKE ROOT IN OUR CITIES AND OUR SCHOOLS IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE SOCIALIST BIDEN HARRIS FUTURE FOR OUR COUNTRY, JUST TAKE A LOOK AT CALIFORNIA IT IS A PLACE OF IMMENSE WEALTH I’M INMEASURABLE AND IT’S HEROIN NEEDLES IN PARKS, RIOTS IN STREETS AND PLAQBLACKOUTS IN HO IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S AMERICA, WE LIGHT THINGS UP WE DON’T DIM THEM DOWN WE BUILD THINGS UP, WE DON’T BURN THEM DOWN WE KNEEL IN PRAYER AND WE STAND FOR OUR FLAG THIS ELECTION IS A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA YOUR CHOICE IS CLEAR DO YOU SUPPORT THE CANCEL CULTURE, THE ELITES OF NANCY PELOSI, CHUCK SCHUMER AND JOE BIDEN WHO BLAME AMERICA FIRST? DO YOU THINK AMERICA IS TO BLAME? OR DO YOU BELIEVE IN AMERICAN GREATNESS, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF IN PRESIDENT TRUMP, IN INDIVIDUAL AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY THEY WANT TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY AND EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE FOUGHT FOR AND HOLD DEAR THEY WANT TO STEAL YOUR LIBERTY, YOUR FREEDOM, THEY WANT TO CONTROL WHAT YOU SEE AND THINK AND BELIEVE SO THAT THEY CAN CONTROL HOW YOU LIVE THEY WANT TO ENSLAVE YOU TO THE WEAK DEPENDENT LIBERAL VICTIM IDEOLOGY TO THE POINT THAT YOU WILL NOT RECOGNIZE THIS COUNTRY OR YOURSELF FROM THE BEGINNING, WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP SPOKE ABOUT MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, HE WAS SPEAKING ABOUT THAT SHINING CITY ON A HILL AND RESTORING THE BEACON OF LIGHT THAT ONCE SHINES SO BRIGHT HIS PROMISE WAS TO PUT AMERICA

FIRST AND HE HAS WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP CAUUT MIDD CLASS TAXES PUTTING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS INTO POCKETS OF WORKING CLASS AMERICANS, THAT BEACON BEGAN TO FLICKER ONCE AGAIN WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP COMMANDED THE DEFEAT OF ISIS, TOOK OUT BAGHDAD AND SOLEIMANI AND PAVED THE WAY FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, THAT BEACON STARTED TO GLOW WHEN HE NEGOTIATED HISTORIC TRADE DEALS WITH CANADA, MEXICO, JAPAN AND CHINA, BRINGING BACK THOUSANDS OF MANUFACTURING JOBS TO AMERICA, THAT BEACON SHINED BRIGHT ONCE AGAIN FOR THE WORLD TO SEE AMERICA, IT’S ALL ON THE LINE PRESIDENT TRUMP BELIEVES IN YOU HE EMANCIPATES AND LIFTS YOU UP TO LIVE YOUR AMERICAN DREAM YOU ARE CAPABLE YOU ARE QUALIFIED YOU ARE POWERFUL AND YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE YOUR LIFE AND DETERMINE YOUR DESTINY DON’T LET THE DEMOCRATS TAKE YOU FOR GRANTED DON’T LET THEM STEP ON YOU DON’T LET THEM DESTROY YOUR FAMILIES, YOUR LIVES AND YOUR FUTURE DON’T LET THEM TELL FUTURE GENERATIONS BECAUSE THEY TOLD YOU AND BRAINWASHED YOU AND FED YOU LIES THAT YOU WEREN’T GOOD ENOUGH LIKE MY PARENTS, YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR AMERICAN DREAM YOU CAN BE THAT SHINING EXAMPLE TO THE WORLD MANIFEST AND BE THE CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY THAT YOU DREAM THAT YOU HOPE THAT YOU BELIEVE IN STAND FOR AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO IS FEARLESS, WHO BELIEVES IN YOU AND WHO LOVES THIS COUNTRY AND WILL FIGHT FOR HER PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE LEADER WHO WILL REBUILD THE PROMISE OF AMERICA AND ENSURE THAT EVERY CITIZEN CAN REALIZE THEIR AMERICAN DREAM LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LEADERS AND FIGHTERS FOR FREEDOM AND LIBERTY AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, THE BEST IS YET TO COME >> KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE SHE’S THE FINANCIAL CHAIR OF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND GIRLFRIEND OF DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR WE’LL HEAR FROM IN THE NEXT HOUR THE FORMER WIFE OF GLAVIN NEWSO, THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA THE BATTLE ECHOING THE THEME WE SAW FROM JOE BIDEN LAST WEEK AND PICKING UP ON THE MCELDERRY CL — MCCLOSKEYS AND TALKING ABOUT MOBS SPURRED ON I WANT TO BRING IN TERRY MORAN AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE LAST THREE OR FOUR SPEECHES WE HEARD, WE SEE REOCCURRING THEMES THERE, UNREST IN THE STREETS VIOLENCE THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO DEFEND THE POLICE THEY ARE BEING ENABLED BY THE MEDIA AND IT MADE ME THINK BACK TO RICHARD NIXON’S CAMPAIGN IN 1968 THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS THAT RICHARD NIXON WAS A CHALLENGER, NOT AN INCKCOME BENT >> THAT WAS A LAW AND ORDER CAMPAIGN THAT RICHARD NIXON RAN SO IS THIS ONE A DIFFERENT COUNTRY IN MANY WAYS NIXON TALKED ON THE NIGHT HE ACCEPTED THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION OF THE CITIES IN FLAMES AND SIRENS IN THE NIGHT AND HE WANTED TO SPEAK FOR THE NON-SHOUTERS AND NON-DEMONSTRATORS, THE SILENT MAJORITY AND HE CONNECTED WITH ENOUGH PEOPLE BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WAS ENGULF IN FAR WORSE DEMONSTRATIONS THAN ANYTHING WE’VE SEEN REALLY FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN THE MID 1960s, ANTI WAR DEMONSTRATIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE THAT WERE EXHAUSTING TO MANY AMERICANS >> TO ASSASSINATIONS, AS WELL TOTAL CHAOS IT SEEMED THIS BLACK LIVES MATTER MOMENT SEEMS MORE THOUGHTFUL WITH THE EDGE OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS BEING MARKED BY VIOLENCE, THE COUNTRY IS ENGAGING THIS SUBJECT MUCH MORE THAN FRIGHTENED BY AND REJ REJECTING IT, WHICH IS WHAT IT FELT LIKE IN 1968 >> I WANT TO BRING IN BIRON FOR MORE WE HEARD THE SPEECHES ON THIS THEME OF VIOLENCE IN THE STREETS ON THE POLICE IT COMES AT A TIME THE STREETS OF WISCONSIN ARE INFLAMED TONIGHT AFTER THE SHOOTING OF JACOB BLAKE YOUNG BLACK MAN SHOT IN THE BACK I THINK SEVEN TIMES BY POLICE IN WISCONSIN STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED BUT WE KNOW HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK WE SAW THE VIDEO >> SHOT IN THE BACK WITH HIS THREE YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE CAR LISTENING TONIGHT, IT REMINDS ME OF THE DIVIDE THAT EXISTS IN AMERICA, THAT PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO THE SAME INFORMATION BUT SEE IT DIFFERENTLY ONE COUPLE, THE LAST SPEAKER TALKED ABOUT MOBS WHERE LAST WEEK THE DEMOCRATS TALKED ABOUT PEACEFUL PROTESTERS SAME PEOPLE BUT SAW IN VERY DIFFERENT LIGHTS TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE ECONOMY AND THE GREATNESS ABOUT HOW BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT A RECORD LOW

I KNOW WE’RE LIVING IN AN AGE WHERE IT’S NOT FASHIONABLE ALL UNEMPLOYMENT IS DOWN BUT THE ISSUE IS THAT BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT IS STILL TWICE WHAT IT IS FOR WHITE UNEMPLOYMENT IN FACT, THAT DECLINE BEGAN IN 2011 AND IT’S GONE FORWARD IT SLOWED DOWN STATISTICALLY SINCE DONALD TRUMP TOOK OFFICE BUT YEAH, GEORGE, IT’S — THIS IS A FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA REPUBLICANS SEE IT ONE WAY THEY SEE ANGRY MOBS, SCARY PEOPLE IN THE STREET DEMOCRATS SEE IT DIFFERENTLY PROTESTERS WHO AREN’T HAPPY WITH WHERE AMERICA IS NOW SO — >> HOW ABOUT — >> REAL STARK CONTRAST WITH THE ARGUMENT THEY ARE MAKING AND ARGUMENT DEMOCRATS ARE MAKING >> VERNON JONES SAID HE’S A DEMOCRAT THAT’S ENDORSED DONALD TRUMP DID ANYTHING YOU HEAR FROM HIM STRIKE A CORD OR MAKE YOU THINK THIS COULD APPEAL TO ENOUGH BLACK AMERICANS TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE FOR DONALD TRUMP? >> GEORGE, IN A WORD, NO I LIVED IN DEKALB COUNTY I KNOW THAT VERNON JONES POLITICALLY IS A VERY LONELY MAN IN IN DECAB COUNTY EMBRACE AN ARGUMENT FOR NIXON TODAY ENTERED THE MINUTE ARE HEROES TO THE VERY CONSERVATIVE TRUMP WORLD CHARLIE AND HEARD FROM IT’S QUICKLY TURNING WITH THE EXCEPTION OF REPRESENTATIVE JIM SGORD EV JORDAN AND THIS IS TO FIRE UP THE TRUMP’S BASE A LOT OF PEOPLE MAY THINK THE MCEL MCCLOSKEYS ARE WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE BASE AND THE CONSERVATIVE FRINGE MOVEMENTS AND IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT SAID WE’LL HAVE A POSITIVE CONVENTION BUT WHAT WE’RE HEARING ARE VERY DARK, DARK ASPECTS TO WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF DEMOCRATS WIN THEY SEEM TO BE HAVING SORT OF A MIXED MESSAGE WITH THE PROGRAMMING BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT WE’LL HEAR FROM TIM SCOTT BUT MATT SAID IF THEY WANT TO EXPAND THE TENT, IT WILL BE TOUGH WITH SPEAKERS >> THAT WILL BE NIKKI HALEY’S JOB THE FORMER AM B ER AMBASSADOR O U.N. AND MORE FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP COMING UP IN THE NEXT HOUR STAY WITH US YOU GET ME

PISSED OFF >> “WHAT WOULD YOU DO?” ON ABC >>> THIS IS AN ABC NEWS SPECIAL >> WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN >>> ANOTHER UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTION THIS WEEK THE REPUBLICANS GET THEIR TURN TONIGHT, NIKKI HALEY DONALD TRUMP JR AND SENATOR TIM SCOTT MAKE THE CASE FOR WHY THERE SHOULD BE A TRUMP SECOND TERM LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION NOW REPORTING, CHIEF ANCHOR GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS >> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO OUR SPECIAL COMP OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION COMING OFF THE DEMOCRATS’ VIRTUAL CONVENTION LAST WEEK, IT’S THE GOP’S TURN TO TAKE THE STAGE AND THEY ARE COMING FROM BEHIND JOE BIDEN HOLDS A STABLE LEAD NATIONWIDE AND IN THOSE KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES IT’S BEEN THAT WAY FOR WEEKS THE BIG QUESTION FOR THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY, CAN THEY SHAKE UP THE RACE IN THESE FOUR NIGHTS OF PRIMETIME, CAST A NEW LIGHT ON TRUMP, RAISE NEW DOUBTS ABOUT BIDEN? THE PRESIDENT WILL DO IT HIS WAY, APPEARING DAY AND NIGHT THROUGH THE CONVENTION HE’S GIVEN THREE SPEECHES ALREADY TODAY, THE FIRST AFTER THE ROLL CALL IN CHARLOTTE OFFICIALLY MADE HIM THE NOMINEE >> MICHIGAN, THE GREAT LAKE STATE, IS GOING TO CAST ALL 73 VOTES FOR PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP >> FLORIDA’S 122 DELEGATE VOTES TO THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES >> THANK YOU THANK YOU VERY MUCH I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THIS INCREDIBLE SUPPORT BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL THIS IS GOING TO BE — AND I REALLY BELIEVE THIS, THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY >> YES, IT IS! >> DON’T LET THEM TAKE IT AWAY FROM YOU, DON’T LET THEM TAKE IT AWAY THANK YOU GOD BLESS YOU ALL THANK YOU >> TALKING ABOUT WHAT’S AT STAKE THERE, ECHOING IN SOME WAYS WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID LAST WEEK AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION HE WENT ON ANOTHER HOUR AFTER THAT I WANT TO BRING IN MARY BRUCE ONE THING IS CLEAR, THIS CONVENTION, THE REPUBLICANS HOPE TO DRAW A CONTRAST WITH THE DEMOCRATS ON BOTH SUBSTANCE AND STAGECRAFT >> Reporter: THE TRUMP TEAM WANTS THIS TO LOOK AND FEEL VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE DEMOCRATS’ CONVENTION THE REALITY STAR PRESIDENT WANTS TO PUT ON A SHOW, AND HE IS GOING TO PLAY THE STARRING ROLE, FIGURING PROMINENTLY EVERY NIGHT THEY WANT THIS TO FEEL MORE LIKE A TRADITIONAL CONVENTION AND TO BE MORE REGAL AND YAND THE SPEAKERS ARE INTENDED TO LOOK LIKE THEY ARE ALL LIVE AND THE TONE IS SUPPOSED TO BE DIFFERENT AS WELL TRUMP SAID THE DEMOCRATS’ CONVENTION WAS TOO DARK AND DOWN TRODDEN THESE NEXT FOUR DAYS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MORE OPTIMISTIC AND HOPEFUL, BUT BASED ON WHAT WE’VE SEEN SO FAR THERE ARE QUESTIONS WHETHER THE TRUMP TEAM IS GOING TO STICK TO THAT PLAN THE PRESIDENT GAVE A SPEECH FULL OF GRIEVANCES, PAINTING A FAIRLY APOCALYPTIC PICTURE WHAT WAS WILL HAPPEN IF HE IS NOT RE-ELECTED >> THANKS VERY MUCH DAVID MUIR, WE’RE ABOUT TO HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT FOR THE FIR TIME IN THIS HOUR, MAYBE STRIKING A SOFTER TONE, BRINGING OUT HOSTAGES HE SAYS HE HELPED TAKE FROM CAPTIVITY >> HE WANTS TO TURN TO THE PARTS OF HIS RECORD HE BELIEVES HE CAN SELL TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO UNDERSCORE WHAT MARY SAID, THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID THE DEMOCRATS HELD THE DARKEST, ANGRIEST, GLOOMIEST CONVENTION IN AMERICAN HISTORY FAMILY AFFAIR, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, DON JR.’S GIRLFRIEND, SAYING AMERICA IS ON THE LINE, DON’T LET THE DRMTS DESTROY YORE LIVESES AND KILL FUTURE GENERATIONS THEY SAID THERE WOULD BE A MORE HOPEFUL TONE THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT BUT IT’S GOING TO BE A REAL TEST IN THESE DAYS AHEAD >> WE’RE >> TO HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT

RIGHT NOW >> — FREEING AMERICAN HOSTAGES >> WE HAVE SIX INCREDIBLE PEOPLE WHO WERE HELD HOSTAGE BY VARIOUS COUNTRIES WE BROUGHT BACK OVER 50 HOSTAGES FROM 22 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WE WORKED VERY HARD ON IT, AMBASSADOR O’BRIEN AND OTHERS WE’RE VERY PROUD OF THE JOB WE DID >> I WAS HELD IN TURKEY FOR TWO YEARS YOU TOOK UNPRECEDENTED STEPS, ACTUALLY, TO SECURE MY RELEASE AND YOUR ADMINISTRATION REALLY FOUGHT FOR ME I THINK IF YOU HADN’T DONE THAT I’D STILL BE IN TURKEY >> 28 YEARS, RIGHT? THEY HAD YOU SCHEDULED FOR A LONG TIME WE HAD TO GET YOU BACK I HAVE TO SAY, TO ME, PRESIDENT ERDOGAN WAS VERY GOOD I KNOW THEY HAD YOU SCHEDULED FOR A LONG TIME, AND YOU WERE A VERY INNOCENT PERSON AND HE ULTIMATELY, AFTER WE HAD A FEW CONVERSATIONS, HE AGREED, SO WE APPRECIATE THAT WE APPRECIATE THE PEOPLE OF TURKEY, AND YOU STILL APPRECIATE THE PEOPLE OF TURKEY, I UNDERSTAND? >> WE LOVE THE TURKISH PEOPLE >> IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK, ANDREW >> MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME I’M SAM GOODWIN FROM ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI I WAS HELD IN SYRIA FOR 63 DAYS AND I THINK I SPEAK FOR MY FELLOW FORMER HOSTAGES AND DETAINEES AND I SAY I’M AS GRATEFUL AS I’VE BEEN FOR ANYTHING TO BE HOME SAFELY THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE PARTICULARLY PASTOR O’BRIEN WAS INCREDIBLY SUPPORTIVE AND HELPFUL TO MY FAMILY, AND I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH NICE THINGS ABOUT HIM THANK YOU FOR PROMOTING HIM JUST REALLY HAPPY TO BE HERE, SO THANK YOU >> WE GOT YOU BACK >> YOU GOT ME BACK, YEAH >> WE GOT YOU ALL BACK WE HAVE SOME MORE THAT WE’RE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW TO GET BACK THAT WE BETTER DO PLEASE, GO AHEAD >> MY NAME IS MICHAEL WAY, MR PRESIDENT ONCE AGAIN, IT’S AN HONOR TO BE HERE, AN HONOR TO MEET YOU IN PERSON BASICALLY WHAT HAD HAPPENED WITH ME IS I WENT — TRAVELED OVER TO THE COUNTRY OF IRAN TURNED OUT IT WAS A MAJOR, MAJOR TRAP AND I WAS APPREHENDED THERE I WENT THROUGH A LOT IN THEIR INJUSTICE SYSTEM IRAN IS AN EXPRESSIVE, EXTORTIONIST, TERRORIST REGIME, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT WHAT YOU DID IS YOU WERE ABLE TO GET ME OUT OF THAT PRISON IN RECORD TIME, IT WAS AMAZING >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> MY NAME IS JOSH BOLTON, MY WIFE TAMMY, WE WERE HELD HOSTAGE IN VENEZUELA FOR TWO YEARS >> I KNOW VERY WELL >> YOU HELPED US GET OUT SENATOR HATCH WORKED WITH YOU VERY WELL ON THAT AS WELL AND IT WAS A GREAT HONOR TO BE ABLE TO MEET YOU RIGHT AFTER WE GOT BACK A LOT OF PEOPLE ASKED, WHAT WAS IT LIKE MEETING PRESIDENT TRUMP? I WAS BLOWN AWAY I’D JUST GOTTEN RELEASED AFTER TWO YEARS, THEN I’M SHAKING THE HAND OF THE PRESIDENT IN THE OVAL OFFICE I DON’T REMEMBER A WHOLE LOT OF IT SO IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU AGAIN IT’S BEEN GREAT, GREAT TO BE BACK, HELPING PEOPLE THROUGH SITUATIONS THAT THEY’VE GONE THROUGH, AND NOW WE HAVE TO START OUR FAMILY >> THE GREAT PEOPLE OF UTAH REALLY WANTED ME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE TWO OF YOU WE WERE ABLE TO DO IT AND A LITTLE BIT OF A MIRACLE, I THINK, FRANKLY >> IT WAS >> IT WAS A VERY HOSTILE PERIOD WE APPRECIATE EVERYBODY WORKING SO HARD WITH US WE WERE ABLE TO GET YOU BOTH BACK ARE YOU LIVING IN UTAH? >> STILL LIVING IN UTAH >> THAT’S GOOD SAY HELLO TO THE FOLKS IN UTAH THEY’RE GREAT PEOPLE THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CONGRATULATIONS >> THANK YOU >> PLEASE >> BRIAN NAIR, UNEXPECTED TRIP TO INDIA I WAS NOT GOING TO INDIA, I WAS GOING THROUGH INDIA TO NEPAL WHERE I’VE WORKED THE LAST 18 YEARS ON BEHALF OF MY FAMILY AND MYSELF, THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP, FOR GETTING US OUT AND GETTING US HOME THE DARKEST MOMENT OF OUR TIME TOGETHER, YOUR LETTER TO MY WIFE CAME AND IT REALLY GAVE HER THE HOPE AND THE PEACE >> THAT’S GREAT >> FROM THAT TIME FORWARD, AS MORE PEOPLE GOT INVOLVED, ESPECIALLY THE AMBASSADOR THERE IN INDIA, THINGS BECAME MORE PEACEFUL AND THE HOPE WAS THERE FOR THE LAST FOUR MONTHS THAT WE REALLY WOULD GET TO COME HOME THEY HAD PLANNED ON KEEPING ME THREE TO FIVE YEARS THE ORIGINAL CHARGE WAS THREE TO FIVE YEARS, AND THAT WAS CLEARED THEN THEY CAME UP WITH NEW CHARGES, SEVEN YEARS >> INDIA RESPONDED VERY WELL TO MY REQUEST >> GOOD >> SO WE APPRECIATE THAT >> THANK YOU, EVERYTHING YOU DID >> THANK YOU ALL ARE WE HAVE A FEW MORE PEOPLE WE WANT TO GET BACK, AND WE’LL GET THEM BACK, THEY’LL BE BACK VERY SOON THANK YOU VERY MUCH, APPRECIATE IT >> CONVERSATION IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP CHRIS CHRISTIE, SET THE STAGE A LITTLE BIT FOR THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION THIS IS THE FIRST 10 MINUTES OR SO IN PRIMETIME WE’VE HAD ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE THAT WHAT DO YOU MAKE WHAT WAS YOU’VE SEEN SO FAR? WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO DO THIS WEEK? >> THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO DO IS LAY OUT HIS AGENDA FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS TO USE THAT AS THE CONTRAST POINT WE WERE DISCUSSING THIS EARLIER, ROB AND I WERE, ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN GO ABOUT

THIS ATTACK SOMEONE’S CHARACTER IN A CAMPAIGN, GO AFTER POLICY IN A CAMPAIGN YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE A CHOICE AS TO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IN THIS CASE, WITH TWO FOLKS 74 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER, YOU CAN QUESTION, ARE THEY UP FOR THE JOB? I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS TO, TO BE SUCCESSFUL, GO ON THE POLICY LANE MAKE THAT CONTRAST BETWEEN WHAT THE DEMOCRATS WERE TALKING ABOUT FOR MONTHS THROUGH THEIR PRIMARIES AND WHAT HE WANTS TO DO WITH THE COUNTRY IF HE GOES ON TO THE TYPE OF CAMPAIGNING AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON IN 2016, IT WILL BE A LOSER PEOPLE DO NOT FEEL ABOUT JOE BIDEN THE WAY THEY FELT ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON ON A PERSONAL LEVEL THEY’RE JUST DIFFERENT THEY’RE SEEN AS DIFFERENT SO I THINK THE ATTACKING IN THAT WAY WILL BE A FAILURE IF HE DOES IT IF HE ATTACKS ON POLICY ISSUES AND FORWARDS HIS AGENCY, I THINK HE CAN HAVE A SUCCESSFUL WEEK AND A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN IF HE DOESN’T, I THINK HE’S GOT A PROBLEM >> YVETTE, IN THE FIRST HOUR AND A HALF WE SAW A SHARP CONTRAST BEING DRAWN ON THE ISSUES OF POLICING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS LAW AND ORDER AND THOSE WERE HARSH >> OH, YEAH I HEARD “MOB” SAID, “MARXIST” SAID MANY TIMES, “RADICAL” SAID MANY TIMES I DON’T THINK MOST AMERICANS THINK OF IT THAT WAY THE MULTI-RACIAL MOVEMENT, NOT JUST BLACK PEOPLE, THE MOMS AND WHITE FOLK PROTECTING PEOPLE, I DON’T THINK MOST PEOPLE CHARACTERIZE THAT MOVEMENT THIS WAY I THINKE’S TALKING TO A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T RELATE, AND UNFORTUNATELY I DON’T THINK THAT’S A WINNING STRATEGY FOR HIM >> RAHM EMANUEL, THE DEMOCRATS GOT FAIRLY HIGH MARK FORTH THEIR CONVENTION LAST WEEK HARD TO KNOW WHAT THE BOUNCE WILL BE LIKE, IF YOU CAN GET A BOUNCE IN THIS DAY AND AGE WHAT DO THE REPUBLICANS NEED TO DO? >>> TWO MODELS, ONE IS THE REAGAN/CLINTON BOD DELL, OR THE BUSH 43/OBAMA MODEL, WHICH IS CONTRAST WHAT I’VE HEARD TODAY SO FAR REMINDS MEMBER OF THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF CARNAGE HE’S NOT PICKING EITHER MODELS FOR A RE-ELECT CAMPAIGN I THINK UNLESS THEY MAKE THIS A CHOICE THAT’S CLEAR ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES IN POLICY AND DIRECTION, THIS IS GOING TO IMPLODE ON ITSELF THIS IS NOT — THIS IS THE CORNER OF HEALTHY AND HAPPY? WE’RE IN A REALLY DARK SPOT RIGHT NOW I THINK THE NOTION THEY’RE GOING TO OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE, MORE OPTIMISTIC MESSAGE HAS YET TO COME ACROSS AT THIS POINT AND THEREFORE FAILING >> SARA FAGEN? >> WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM TIM SCOTT AND NIKKI HALEY, TWO RISING STARS IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO PAINT A DIFFERENT PICTURE OF DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY THE THINGS THAT HE HAS DONE WELL I THINK ONE OF THE BEST MOMENTS IN THIS EVENING SO FAR WAS A VIDEO PLAYED EARLIER ABOUT THE TRUMP RESPONSE TO COVID THE REALITY IS, THE COUNTRY DID DO A LOT THEY RALLIED AROUND PPE, THEY PRODUCED VENTILATORS YOU’VE SEEN RECORD VACCINATION IT HASN’T BEEN PERFECT, THERE’S THINGS THAT HAVE GONE WRONG BUT THIS IS WHERE TRUMP NEEDS TO FOCUS HE NEEDS TO FOCUS ON THE THINGS HE’S DONE WELL AND TALK ABOUT WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS >> NIKKI HALEY IS COMING UP NEXT ALONG WITH DONALD TRUMP JR THEN SENATOR TIM SCOTT WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK >>> THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

CONVENTION HERE AGAIN, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS >> WELCOME BACK TO OUR COVERAGE OF THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT JON KARL OF COURSE EVERY MINUTE OF THIS CONVENTION IS PLANNED OUT THE PRESIDENT AND HIS TEAM HAVE HAD A TOUGHER TIME OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS WITH THE STORIES THAT ARE COMING FROM OUTSIDE THIS CONVENTION >> OH, IT’S BEEN A BRUTAL SERIES OF STORIES, GEORGE ON THE ONE HAND, STEVE BANNON, THE PRESIDENT’S FORMER CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF STRATEGIST IN THE WHITE HOUSE ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF ESSENTIALLY TRYING TO DEFRAUD TRUMP SUPPORTERS YOU’VE HAD THE PRESIDENT’S OWN SISTER, MARYANNE TRUMP BARRY, RECORDED BY HIS NIECE TALKING ABOUT HOW THE PRESIDENT IS A — ESSENTIALLY A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR AND HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING TO LEAD THE COUNTRY IF YOU LISTEN TO THOSE EXTRAORDINARY TAPES OF THE PRESIDENT’S ELDER SISTER, A JUDGE, A FORMER JUDGE, IT SOUNDS LIKE A HARSHER CRITICISM THAN ANYTHING WE HEARD AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION >> JON KARL, THANKS VERY MUCH NOW WE’LL HEAR FROM THE FORMER U.N. AMBASSADOR, FORMER GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA, NIKKI HALEY >> GOOD EVENING I’M NIKKI HALEY, AND IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION I’LL START WITH A LITTLE STORY IT’S ABOUT AN AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, AND IT’S ABOUT A SPEECH SHE GAVE TO THIS CONVENTION SHE CALLED FOR THE RE-ELECTION OF THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT SHE SERVED, AND SHE CALLED OUT HIS DEMOCRATIC OPPONENT, A FORMER VICE PRESIDENT FROM A FAILED ADMINISTRATION THAT AMBASSADOR SAID, AND I QUOTE, “DEMOCRATS ALWAYS BLAME AMERICA FIRST.” THE YEAR WAS 1984 THE PRESIDENT WAS RONALD REAGAN AND AMBASSADOR JEAN KIRKPATRICK’S WORDS ARE JUST AS TRUE TODAY JOE BIDEN AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE STILL BLAMING AMERICA FIRST DONALD TRUMP HAS ALWAYS PUT AMERICA FIRST AND HE HAS EARNED FOUR MORE YEARS AS PRESIDENT IT WAS AN HONOR OF A LIFETIME TO SERVE AS THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS NOW, THE U.N. IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART IT’S A PLACE WHERE DICTATORS, MURDERERS, AND THIEVES DENOUNCE AMERICA AND THEN PUT THEIR HANDS OUT AND DEMAND THAT WE PAY THEIR BILLS WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP PUT AN END TO ALL OF THAT WITH HIS LEADERSHIP, WE DID WHAT BARACK OBAMA AND JOE BIDEN REFUSED TO DO, WE STOOD UP FOR AMERICA AND WE STOOD AGAINST OUR ENEMIES OBAMA AND BIDEN LET NORTH KOREA THREATEN AMERICA PRESIDENT TRUMP REJECTED THAT WEAKNESS, AND WE PASSED THE TOUGHEST SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA IN HISTORY OBAMA AND BIDEN LET IRAN GET AWAY WITH MURDER AND LITERALLY SENT THEM A PLANE FULL OF CASH PRESIDENT TRUMP DID THE RIGHT THING AND RIPPED UP THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL OBAMA AND BIDEN LED THE UNITED

NATIONS TO DENOUNCE OUR FRIEND AND ALLY, ISRAEL PRESIDENT TRUMP MOVED OUR EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM, AND WHEN THE U.N. TRIED TO CONDEMN US, I WAS PROUD TO CAST THE AMERICAN VETO THIS PRESIDENT HAS A RECORD OF STRENGTH AND SUCCESS THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT HAS A RECORD OF WEAKNESS AND FAILURE JOE BIDEN IS GOOD FOR IRAN AND ISIS GREAT FOR COMMUNIST CHINA AND HE’S A GODSEND TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS AMERICA TO APOLOGIZE, ABSTAIN, AND ABANDON OUR VALUES DONALD TRUMP TAKES A DIFFERENT APPROACH HE’S TOUGH ON CHINA AND HE TOOK ON ISIS AND WON AND HE TELLS THE WORLD WHAT IT NEEDS TO HEAR AT HOME, THE PRESIDENT IS THE CLEAR CHOICE ON JOBS AND THE ECONOMY HE’S MOVED AMERICA FORWARD, WHILE JOE BIDEN HAS HELD AMERICA BACK WHEN JOE WAS VP, I WAS GOVERNOR OF THE GREAT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA WE HAD A PRETTY GOOD RUN MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS FLOCKED TO OUR STATE FROM OVERSEAS, CREATING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN JOBS PEOPLE WERE REFERRING TO SOUTH CAROLINA AS THE BEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST, WHICH I LOVED EVERYTHING WE DID HAPPENED IN SPITE OF JOE BIDEN AND HIS OLD BOSS WE CUT TAXES, THEY RAISED THEM WE SLASHED RED TAPE, THEY PILED ON MORE MANDATES AND WHEN WE BROUGHT IN GOOD-PAYING JOBS, BIDEN AND OBAMA SUED US I FOUGHT BACK, AND THEY GAVE UP A BIDEN/HARRIS ADMINISTRATION WOULD BE MUCH, MUCH WORSE LAST TIME, JOE’S BOSS WAS OBAMA THIS TIME, IT WOULD BE PELOSI, SANDERS, AND THE SQUAD THEIR VISION FOR AMERICA IS SOCIALISM, AND WE KNOW THAT SOCIALISM HAS FAILED EVERYWHERE THEY WANT TO TELL AMERICANS HOW TO LIVE, WHAT TO THINK THEY WANT A GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE THEY WANT TO BAN FRACKING AND KILL MILLIONS OF JOBS THEY WANT MASSIVE TAX HIKES ON WORKING FAMILIES JOE BIDEN AND THE SOCIALIST LEFT WOULD BE A DISASTER FOR OUR ECONOMY BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS LEADING A NEW ERA OF OPPORTUNITY BEFORE COMMUNIST CHINA GAVE US THE CORONAVIRUS, WE WERE BREAKING ECONOMIC RECORDS LEFT AND RIGHT THE PANDEMIC HAS SET US BACK, BUT NOT FOR LONG PRESIDENT TRUMP BROUGHT OUR ECONOMY BACK BEFORE, AND HE WILL BRING IT BACK AGAIN THERE’S ONE MORE IMPORTANT AREA WHERE OUR PRESIDENT IS RIGHT HE KNOWS THAT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND CANCEL CULTURE ARE DANGEROUS, AND JUST PLAIN WRONG IN MUCH OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, IT’S NOW FASHIONABLE TO SAY THAT AMERICA IS RACIST THAT IS A LIE AMERICA IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY THIS IS PERSONAL FOR ME I AM THE PROUD DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS THEY CAME TO AMERICA AND SETTLED IN A SMALL SOUTHERN TOWN MY FATHER TORE A TURBAN MY MOTHER WORE A SARI I WAS A BROWN GIRL IN A BLACK AND WHITE WORLD WE FACED DISCRIMINATION AND HARDSHIP, BUT MY PARENTS NEVER GAVE IN TO GRIEVANCE AND HATE MY MOM BUILT A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MY DAD TAUGHT 30 YEARS AT A HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHOSE ME AS THEIR FIRST MINORITY AND FIRST FEMALE GOVERNOR AMERICA IS A STORY THAT’S A WORK IN PROGRESS NOW IS THE TIME TO BUILD ON THAT PROGRESS AND MAKE AMERICA EVEN FREER, FAIRER, AND BETTER FOR EVERYONE THAT’S WHY IT’S SO TRAGIC TO SEE SO MUCH OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TURNING A BLIND EYE TOWARDS RIOTS AND RAGE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW WE CAN DO BETTER AND OF COURSE WE VALUE AND RESPECT EVERY BLACK LIFE THE BLACK COPS WHO HAVE BEEN SHOT IN THE LINE OF DUTY, THEY MATTER THE BLACK SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WHO HAVE WATCHED THEIR LIFE’S WORK GO UP IN FLAMES, THEY MATTER THE BLACK KIDS WHO HAVE BEEN GUNNED DOWN ON THE PLAYGROUND, THEIR LIVES MATTER TOO AND THEIR LIVES ARE BEING RUINED AND STOLEN BY THE VIOLENCE ON OUR STREETS IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS IT WASN’T LIKE THIS IN SOUTH CAROLINA FIVE YEARS AGO OUR STATE CAME FACE-TO-FACE WITH EVIL A WHITE SUPREMACIST WALKED INTO MOTHER EMANUEL CHURCH DURING BIBLE STUDY 12 AFRICAN-AMERICANS PULLED UP A

CHAIR AND PRAYED WITH HIM FOR AN HOUR THEN HE BEGAN TO SHOOT AFTER THAT HORRIFIC TRAGEDY, WE DIDN’T TURN AGAINST EACH OTHER WE CAME TOGETHER, BLACK AND WHITE, DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN, TOGETHER WE MADE THE HARD CHOICES NEEDED TO HEAL AND REMOVED A DIVISIVE SYMBOL, PEACEFULLY AND RESPECTFULLY WHAT HAPPENED THEN SHOULD GIVE US HOPE NOW AMERICA ISN’T PERFECT BUT THE PRINCIPLES WE HOLD DEAR ARE PERFECT THERE’S ONE THING I’VE LEARNED IT’S THAT EVEN ON OUR WORST DAY, WE ARE BLESSED TO LIVE IN AMERICA IT’S TIME TO KEEP THAT BLESSING ALIVE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION THIS PRESIDENT AND THIS PARTY ARE COMMITTED TO THAT NOBLE TASK WE SEEK A NATION THAT RISES TOGETHER, NOT FALLS APART IN ANARCHY AND ANGER WE KNOW THAT THE ONLY WAY TO OVERCOME AMERICA’S CHALLENGES IS TO EMBRACE AMERICA’S STRENGTHS WE ARE STRIVING TO REACH A BRIGHTER FUTURE WHERE EVERY CHILD GOES TO A WORLD-CLASS SCHOOL CHOSEN BY THEIR PARENTS WHERE EVERY FAMILY LIVES IN A SAFE COMMUNITY WITH GOOD JOBS WHERE EVERY ENTREPRENEUR HAS THE FREEDOM TO ACHIEVE AND INSPIRE WHERE EVERY BELIEVER CAN WORSHIP WITHOUT FEAR, AND EVERY LIFE IS PROTECTED WHERE EVERY GIRL AND BOY, EVERY WOMAN AND MAN OF EVERY RACE AND RELIGION, HAS THE BEST SHOT AT THE BEST LIFE IN THIS ELECTION, WE MUST CHOOSE THE ONLY CANDIDATE WHO HAS AND WHO WILL CONTINUE DELIVERING ON THAT VISION PRESIDENT TRUMP AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE HAVE MY SUPPORT, AND AMERICA HAS OUR PROMISE WE WILL BUILD ON THE PROGRESS OF OUR PAST AND UNLOCK THE PROMISE OF OUR FUTURE THAT FUTURE STARTS WHEN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RE-ELECT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP THANK YOU, GOOD NIGHT, AND MAY GOD ALWAYS BLESS AMERICA >>> GOOD EVENING, AMERICA I’M DONALD TRUMP JR WE’RE HERE TONIGHT TO TALK ABOUT THE GREAT AMERICAN STORY TO TALK ABOUT THIS COUNTRY WE ALL LOVE THIS LAND OF PROMISE AND OPPORTUNITY, OF HEROES AND GREATNESS JUST A FEW SHORT MONTHS AGO, WE WERE SEEING THE AMERICAN DREAM BECOME A REALITY FOR MORE OF OUR CITIZENS THAN EVER BEFORE THE GREATEST PROLONGED ECONOMIC EXPANSION IN AMERICAN HISTORY THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN NEARLY 50 YEARS THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES EVER FOR BLACK AMERICANS, HISPANIC AMERICANS, WOMEN, AND PRETTY MUCH EVERY OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP AND THEN, COURTESY OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY, THE VIRUS STRUCK THE PRESIDENT QUICKLY TOOK ACTION AND DOWN TRAVEL FROM CHINA JOE BIDEN AND HIS DEMOCRAT ALLIES CALLED MY FATHER A RACIST AND A XENOPHOBE FOR DOING IT THEY PUT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AHEAD OF THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FORTUNATELY, AS THE VIRUS BEGAN TO SPREAD, THE PRESIDENT ACTED QUICKLY AND ENSURED VENTILATORS GOT TO HOSPITALS THAT NEEDED THEM MOST HE DELIVERED PPE TO OUR BRAVE FRONTLINE WORKERS AND HE RALLIED THE MIGHTY AMERICAN PRIVATE SECTOR TO TACKLE THIS NEW CHALLENGE THERE’S MORE WORK TO DO, BUT THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL JOB GAINS ARE OUTPACING WHAT THE SO-CALLED EXPERTS EXPECTED BUT BIDEN’S RADICAL LEFT-WING POLICIES WOULD STOP OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY COLD HE’S ALREADY TALKING ABOUT SHUTTING THE COUNTRY DOWN AGAIN IT’S MADNESS DEMOCRATS CLAIM TO BE FOR WORKERS, BUT THEY’VE SPENT THE ENTIRE PANDEMIC TRYING TO SNEAK A TAX BREAK FOR MILLIONAIRES AND DEMOCRAT STATES INTO THE COVID RELIEF BILL THEN THEY ATTACKED MY FATHER FOR SUSPENDING THE PAYROLL TAX FOR MIDDLE-CLASS WORKERS IN FACT, IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, JOE BIDEN’S ENTIRE ECONOMIC PLAN SEEMS DESIGNED TO CRUSH THE WORKING MAN AND WOMAN HE SUPPORTED THE WORST TRADE DEALS IN THE HISTORY OF THE PLANET HE VOTED FOR THE NAFTA NIGHTMARE DOWN THE TUBES WENT OUR AUTO INDUSTRY HE PUSHED FOR TPP GOOD-BYE, MANUFACTURING JOBS BEIJING BIDEN IS SO WEAK ON CHINA THAT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY RECENTLY ASSESSED THAT THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY FAVORS BIDEN THEY KNOW HE’LL WEAKEN US, BOTH ECONOMICALLY AND ON A WORLD STAGE BIDEN ALSO WANTS TO BRING IN

MORE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO TAKE JOBS FROM AMERICAN CITIZENS HIS OPEN BORDER POLICIES WOULD DRIVE WAGES DOWN FOR AMERICANS AT A TIME WHEN LOW-INCOME WORKERS WERE GETTING REAL WAGE INCREASES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MODERN HISTORY HE’S PLEDGED TO REPEAL THE TRUMP TAX CUTS WHICH WERE THE BIGGEST IN OUR COUNTRY AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF OBAMA AND BIDEN’S SLOW GROWTH, TRUMP’S POLICIES HAVE BEEN LIKE ROCKET FUEL TO THE ECONOMY, AND ESPECIALLY TO THE MIDDLE CLASS BIDEN HAS PROMISED TO TAKE THAT MONEY BACK OUT OF YOUR POCKET AND KEEP IT IN THE SWAMP THAT MAKES SENSE, THOUGH, CONSIDERING JOE BIDEN IS BASICALLY THE LOCH NESS MONSTER OF THE SWAMP FOR THE PAST HALF CENTURY, HE’S BEEN LURKING AROUND IN THERE HE STICKS HIS HEAD UP EVERY NOW AND THEN TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT THEN HE DISAPPEARS AND DOESN’T DO MUCH IN BETWEEN SO IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR HOPE, LOOK TO THE MAN WHO DID WHAT THE FAILED OBAMA/BIDEN ADMINISTRATION NEVER COULD DO AND BUILT THE GREATEST ECONOMY OUR COUNTRY HAS EVER SEEN AND PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL DO IT AGAIN WE WILL BE STRONGER THAN EVER, BECAUSE WHEN WE PUT OUR MIND TO IT, THERE IS NO OBSTACLE THAT AMERICA CAN’T SURMOUNT EXCEPT THERE’S A DIFFERENCE THIS TIME IN THE PAST, BOTH PARTIES BELIEVED IN THE GOODNESS OF AMERICA WE AGREED ON WHERE WE WANTED TO GO WE JUST DISAGREED ON HOW TO GET THERE THIS TIME, THE OTHER PARTY IS ATTACKING THE VERY PRINCIPLES ON WHICH OUR NATION WAS FOUNDED FREEDOM OF THOUGHT FREEDOM OF SPEECH FREEDOM OF RELIGION THE RULE OF LAW THOMAS JEFFERSON FAMOUSLY SAID, I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY AGAINST EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN OUR FOUNDERS BELIEVED THERE WAS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROTECTING OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHT TO THINK FOR OURSELVES NOW THE LEFT, THEY’RE TRYING TO CANCEL ALL OF THOSE FOUNDERS THEY DON’T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THIS IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE — IN ORDER TO IMPROVE IN THE FUTURE, WE MUST LEARN FROM OUR PAST, NOT ERASE IT SO WE’RE NOT GOING TO TEAR DOWN MONUMENTS AND FORGET THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT OUT OF GREAT NATION INSTEAD, WE WILL LEARN FROM OUR PAST SO WE DON’T REPEAT ANY MISTAKES AND WE WILL WORK TIRELESSLY TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF ALL AMERICANS JOE BIDEN AND THE RADICAL LEFT ARE NOW COMING FOR OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH THEY WANT TO BULLY US INTO SUBMISSION IF THEY GET THEIR WAY, IT WILL NO LONGER BE THE SILENT MAJORITY IT WILL BE THE SILENCED MAJORITY THIS HAS TO STOP FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION USED TO BE A LIBERAL VALUE AT LEAST BEFORE THE RADICAL LEFT TOOK OVER NOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THE HOME OF FREE SPEECH, THE PLACE WHERE ANYONE FROM ANY BACKGROUND CAN SPEAK THEIR MIND AND MAY THE BEST IDEAS WIN PEOPLE OF FAITH ARE UNDER ATTACK YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO GO TO CHURCH, BUT MASS CHAOS IN THE STREETS GETS A PASS IT’S ALMOST LIKE THIS ELECTION IS SHAPING UP TO BE CHURCH, WORK, AND SCHOOL VERSUS RIOTING, LOOTING, AND VANDALISM OR, IN THE WORDS OF BIDEN AND THE DEMOCRATS, PEACEFUL PRO PROTESTING ANARCHISTS HAVE BEEN FLOODING OUR STREETS, AND DEMOCRAT MAYORS ARE ORDERING THE POLICE TO STAND DOWN SMALL BUSINESSES ACROSS AMERICA, MANY OF THEM MINORITY OWNED, ARE BEING TORCHED BY MOBS THE DEMOCRAT MAYORS PRETEND IT’S NOT HAPPENING THEY ACTUALLY CALLED IT A SUMMER OF LOVE AND THAT BRINGS ME TO ANOTHER IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE EVERY AMERICAN MUST BE FREE TO LIVE WITHOUT FEAR OF VIOLENCE IN YOUR COUNTRY, IN YOUR COMMUNITIES, IN YOUR HOMES ALL MEN AND WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL AND MUST BE TREATED EQUALLY UNDER THE LAW THAT’S WHY WE MUST PUT AN END TO RACISM, AND WE MUST ENSURE THAT ANY POLICE OFFICER WHO ABUSES THEIR POWERS IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE WHAT HAPPENED TO GEORGE FLOYD IS A DISGRACE, AND IF YOU KNOW A POLICE OFFICER, YOU KNOW THEY AGREE WITH THAT TOO BUT WE CANNOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT OUR POLICE ARE AMERICAN HEROES THEY DESERVE OUR DEEPEST APPRECIATION BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT THE DEMOCRATS SAY, YOU AND I BOTH KNOW, WHEN WE DIAL 911, WE DON’T WANT IT GOING TO VOICE MAIL SO DEFUNDING THE POLICE IS NOT AN OPTION EVERYTHING STARTS WITH SAFETY AND SECURITY YOU CAN’T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE WITHOUT IT YOU CAN’T FOCUS ON BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR YOUR CHILDREN WITHOUT THE PEACE OF MIND THAT THEY CAN STUDY SAFELY IN THEIR CLASSROOMS PLAY SAFELY IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS SLEEP SAFELY IN THEIR BEDS BUT SAFETY IS ONLY THE BEGINNING TRUMP’S AMERICA IS A LAND OF OPPORTUNITY, A PLACE OF PROMISE I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GROW UP IN A FAMILY THAT COULD AFFORD THE BEST SCHOOLS AND THE FINEST

UNIVERSITIES BUT A GREAT EDUCATION CANNOT BE THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT OF THE RICH AND POWERFUL IT MUST BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL AND THAT’S WHY MY DAD IS PRO-SCHOOL CHOICE THAT’S WHY HE’S CALLED EDUCATION ACCESS THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE NOT JUST OF OUR TIME, BUT OF ALL TIME IT IS UNACCEPTABLE THAT TOO MANY AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND HISPANIC AMERICAN CHILDREN ARE STUCK IN BAD SCHOOLS, JUST BECAUSE OF THEIR ZIP CODE DONALD TRUMP WILL NOT STAND FOR IT IF DEMOCRATS REALLY WANTED TO HELP MINORITIES IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES, INSTEAD OF BOWING TO BIG-MONEY UNION BOSSES, THEY’D LET PARENTS CHOOSE WHAT SCHOOL IS BEST FOR THEIR KIDS THEY’D LIMIT IMMIGRATION TO PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS THEY’D SUPPORT THE POLICE WHO PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS THEY’D LEARN HOW TO NEGOTIATE TRADE DEALS THAT PRIORITIZE AMERICA’S INTERESTS FOR A CHANGE THEY’D END THE ENDLESS WARS AND QUIT SENDING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS IN FOREIGN LANDS THEY’D CUT TAXES FOR FAMILIES AND WORKERS THEY’D CREATE OPPORTUNITY ZONES THAT DRIVE INVESTMENT INTO INNER-CITIES IN OTHER WORDS, IF DEMOCRATS CARED FOR THE FORGOTTEN MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR COUNTRY, THEY’D DO EXACTLY WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING AMERICA IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH, BUT MY FATHER’S ENTIRE WORLDVIEW REVOLVES AROUND THE IDEA THAT WE CAN ALWAYS DO EVEN BETTER IMAGINE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO HAVE, ONE WITH A GREAT JOB, A BEAUTIFUL HOME, A PERFECT FAMILY YOU CAN HAVE IT IMAGINE THE COUNTRY YOU WANT TO LIVE IN ONE WITH TRUE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, WHERE HARD WORK PAYS OFF AND JUSTICE IS SERVED WITH COMPASSION AND WITHOUT PARTIALITY YOU CAN HAVE IT IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE THE EVILS OF COMMUNISM AND RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM ARE NOT GIVEN A CHANCE TO SPREAD, WHERE HEROES ARE CELEBRATED AND THE GOOD GUYS WIN YOU CAN HAVE IT THAT IS THE LIFE, THAT IS THE COUNTRY, THAT IS THE WORLD THAT DONALD TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ARE AFTER AND YES, YOU CAN HAVE IT BECAUSE UNLIKE JOE BIDEN AND THE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS, OUR PARTY IS OPEN TO EVERYONE IT STARTS BY REJECTING RADICALS WHO WANT TO DRAG US INTO THE DARK AND EMBRACING THE MAN WHO REPRESENTS A BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL FUTURE FOR ALL IT STARTS BY RE-ELECTING DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THANK YOU, AND GOD BLESS AMERICA >> DONALD TRUMP JR. SPEAKING FOR HIS FATHER, TAKING ON THE ROLE OF ATTACK DOG ON BEHALF OF HIS FATHER AGAINST WHAT HE CALLED JOE BIDEN AND THE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS, CALLED HIM BEIJING BIDEN IS THE BIDEN TEAM CHOOSING TO RESPOND TO WHAT WAS SO FAR THE FIERCEST ATTACK OF THIS CONVENTION? >> WELL, NOT YET I’M WAITING TO HEAR BACK RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK BUT WE ARE SEEING THE PARTY IN GENERAL RESPONDING IN PRETTY QUICK REALTIME IN WASHINGTON AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE MELLON AUDITORIUM WHERE THE REPUBLICANS ARE HOLDING THIS SO-CALLED CONVENTION TONIGHT YOU CAN SEE THAT IMAGE THEY’RE PROJECTING ON A NEARBY BUILDING IT’S CALLING INTO QUESTION THE NUMBER OF COVID DEATHS AND COVID CASES UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT’S THE SAME SENTIMENT WE ARE SEEING FROM JOE BIDEN’S TWITTER ACCOUNT A FEW MINUTES AGO, CALLING OUT THE PRESIDENT FOR THESE CORONA CASES BUT WE ARE SEEING A DIFFERENT TACK BEING TAKEN BY THE BIDEN CAMP, MUCH DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE SAW IN PRESIDENT TRUMP IN COMPARISON TO LAST WEEK WHEN THE DEMOCRATS WERE IN THE SPOTLIGHT THERE WERE NO IN-PERSON EVENTS SCHEDULED WITH THE CANDIDATE TODAY OR KAMALA HARRIS, FOR THAT MATTER IT’S A MUCH MORE TRADITIONAL APPROACH, LETTING THE REPUBLICANS HAVE THEIR MOMENT, AT LEAST RIGHT NOW, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE SEEING PERHAPS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THING THEY’VE DONE WAS RELEASE THIS LIST OF TWO DOZEN OR SO NAMES FORMER GOP MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, GOP MEMBERS, FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, WHO ARE ENDORSING JOE BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT, AMONG THEM ARIZONA SENATOR JEFF FLAKE, WHO REALLY CAME OUT SWINGING TODAY AND SAID THAT JOE BIDEN WOULD BE A BETTER CONSERVATIVE THAN DONALD TRUMP IF HE WERE ELECTED IN THIS ELECTION >> CECILIA VEGA, THANKS VERY MUCH SENATOR TIM SCOTT IS COMING UP, WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK let me speak ancestors of two great Laurie Morvan >>> I WANT TO BRING IN LINSEY

DAVIS SO FAR, A LOT OF TALK ABOUT VIOLENCE IN THE STREETS, UNREST, BLACK LIVES MATTER, THE POLICE NO TALK ABOUT WHAT’S ROILING THE STREETS OF KENOSHA, WISCONSIN >> WHAT’S INTERESTING, I’M HUNG UP A LITTLE BIT ABOUT NIKKI HALEY, A COMMENT SHE MADE, AMERICA IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY THAT’S A STATEMENT A LOT OF BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE WOULD TAKE UMBRAGE WITH, INCLUDING DONALD J. TRUMP, HE SAID WE MUST PUT AN END TO RACISM WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT, WHAT WE’RE HEARING ABOUT, WHAT WE’RE NOT HEARING ABOUT ARE PROTESTS IN KENOSHA, WISCONSIN, WHERE THE 29-YEAR-OLD JACOB BLAKE WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES IN THE BACK BY POLICE YET WHILE WE’RE NOT HEARING ABOUT THAT, WE ARE HEARING FROM THE McCLOSKEYS, THE COUPLE IN ST. LOUIS WHO WERE BRANDISHING THEIR ARMS AGAINST BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS 3% OF BLACK AMERICANS SAY THEY THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING A GOOD JOB WITH REDUCING DISCRIMINATION OF BLACKS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM — >> HERE COMES SENATOR TOM SCOTT RIGHT NOW >> TO ALL OF YOU TUNING IN AND PARTICIPATING IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS, GOD BLESS YOU THIS ISN’T HOW I PICTURED TONIGHT, BUT OUR COUNTRY IS EXPERIENCING SOMETHING NONE OF US ENVISIONED FROM A GLOBAL PANDEMIC TO THE DEATHS OF GEORGE FLOYD AND BREONNA TAYLOR, 2020 HAS TESTED OUR NATION IN WAYS WE HAVEN’T SEEN FOR DECADES BUT REGARDLESS OF THE CHALLENGES PRESENTED TO US, EVERY FOUR YEARS, AMERICANS COME TOGETHER TO VOTE THEY SHARE STORIES OF WHAT MAKES OUR NATION STRONG AND THE LESSONS WE HAVE LEARNED CAN STRENGTHEN IT FOR FURTHER GENERATIONS BECAUSE WHILE THIS ELECTION IS BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND JOE BIDEN, IT IS NOT SOLELY ABOUT DONALD TRUMP AND JOE BIDEN IT’S ABOUT THE PROMISE OF AMERICA IT’S ABOUT YOU AND ME, OUR CHALLENGES AND HEARTBREAKS, HOPES AND DREAMS IT’S ABOUT HOW WE RESPOND WHEN TACKLING CRITICAL ISSUES LIKE POLICE REFORM WHEN DEMOCRATS CALLED OUR WORK A TOKEN EFFORT AND WALKED OUT OF THE ROOM DURING NEGOTIATIONS, BECAUSE THEY WANTED THE ISSUE MORE THAN THEY WANTED A SOLUTION DO WE WANT A SOCIETY THAT BREEDS SUCCESS OR A CULTURE THAT CANCELS EVERYTHING IT EVEN SLIGHTLY DISAGREES WITH? I KNEW WHERE I STAND BECAUSE I AM LIVING MY MOTHER’S AMERICAN DREAM MY PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN I WAS 7 YEARS OLD, AND WE MOVED IN WITH MY GRANDPARENTS INTO A TWO-BEDROOM HOME WITH ME, MY MOM, AND MY BROTHER SHARING A ROOM AND ONE BED MY MOM WORKED 16 HOURS A DAY TO KEEP FOOD ON THE TABLE AND A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS SHE KNEW THAT IF WE COULD FIND THE OPPORTUNITY, BIGGER THINGS WOULD COME I THOUGHT I HAD TO USE FOOTBALL TO SUCCEED IN LIFE, AND MY FOCUS ON ACADEMICS FADED AWAY MY FRESHMAN YEAR, I FAILED OUT I FAILED FOUR SUBJECTS SPANISH, ENGLISH, WORLD GEOGRAPHY, AND EVEN CIVICS TRUST ME, THOUGH, AFTER SEVEN YEARS IN THE SENATE, I KNOW I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE IN CONGRESS WHO FAILED CIVICS BUT EVEN WHILE I WAS FAILING THE NINTH GRADE, MY MOTHER ALWAYS

SAID TO ME, TIMMY, IF YOU WOULD JUST SHOOT FOR THE MOON, EVEN IF YOU MISS, YOU’LL BE AMONG THE STARS SHE NEVER LOST FAITH IN ME, EVEN WHEN I LOST FAITH IN MYSELF BECAUSE OF HER ENCOURAGEMENT, I WENT TO SUMMER SCHOOL AND CAUGHT UP THE NEXT YEAR, I MET MY MENTOR, JOHN MENIES, A CHICK-FIL-A OPERATOR JOHN SAW SOMETHING IN ME I COULD NOT SEE IN MYSELF AND STARTED TEACHING ME VALUABLE LIFE LESSONS LIKE HAVING A JOB WOULD BE A GOOD THING, BUT CREATING JOBS WOULD BE EVEN BETTER HAVING AN INCOME COULD CHANGE MY LIFESTYLE, BUT CREATING A PROFIT COULD CHANGE MY COMMUNITY HE PLANTED THE SEEDS OF WHAT WOULD BECOME OPPORTUNITY ZONES THIS INITIATIVE THAT THE PRESIDENT AND I WORKED TOGETHER ON IS NOW BRINGING MORE THAN $75 MILLION OF PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT INTO DISSTRESSED COMMUNITIES I TOOK THOSE LESSONS TO HEART AND STARTED PUTTING THE PIECES OF MY LIFE LACK TOGETHER I REALIZED A QUALITY EDUCATION IS THE CLOSEST THING TO MAGIC IN AMERICA THAT’S WHY I FIGHT TO THIS DAY FOR SCHOOL CHOICE, TO MAKE SURE EVERY CHILD IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD HAS A QUALITY EDUCATION I DON’T CARE IF IT’S A PUBLIC, PRIVATE, CHARTER, VIRTUAL, OR HOMESCHOOL WHEN A PARENT HAS A CHOICE, THEIR KID HAS A BETTER CHANCE AND THE PRESIDENT HAS FOUGHT ALONGSIDE ME ON THAT LATER IN LIFE, I STARTED MY OWN SMALL BUSINESS THAT’S WHY I KNOW IT IS CRITICAL FOR US TO HAVE A TAX CODE THAT ENCOURAGES GROWTH WE ACTUALLY SAW REVENUES TO THE TREASURY INCREASE AFTER WE LOWERED TAXES IN 2017 REST ASSURED THAT DEMOCRATS DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT AFTER STARTING MY SMALL BUSINESS AND SPENDING SOME TIME IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT, I DECIDED TO RUN FOR CONGRESS IN 2010 THE DISTRICT IS BASED IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, WHERE THE CIVIL WAR STARTED, AGAINST A SON OF OUR LEGENDARY SENATOR, STROM THURMOND YOU MAY BE ASKING YOURSELF, HOW DOES A POOR BLACK KID FROM A SINGLE-PARENT HOUSEHOLD RUN AND WIN IN A RACE CROWDED WITH REPUBLICANS AGAINST A THURMAN? BECAUSE OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOUTHERN HEART IN AN OVERWHELMINGLY WHITE DISTRICT, THE VOTERS JUDGED ME NOT ON THE COLOR OF MY SKIN, BUT ON THE CONTENT OF MY CHARACTER WE LIVE IN A WORLD THAT ONLY WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE IN THE BAD NEWS RACIALLY, ECONOMICALLY, AND CULTURALLY POLARIZING NEWS THE TRUTH IS, OUR NATION ALWAYS BENDS BACK TOWARD FAIRNESS WE ARE NOT FULLY WHERE WE WANT TO BE, BUT I THANK GOD ALMIGHTY WE ARE NOT WHERE WE USED TO BE WE ARE ALWAYS STRIVING TO BE BETTER WHEN WE STUMBLE, AND WE WILL, WE PICK OURSELVES BACK UP AND TRY AGAIN WE DON’T GIVE IN TO CANCEL CULTURE OR THE RADICAL AND FACTUALLY BASELESS BELIEF THAT THINGS ARE WORSE TODAY THAN IN THE 1860s OR THE 1960s WE HAVE WORK TO DO, BUT I BELIEVE IN THE GOODNESS OF AMERICA THE PROMISE THAT ALL MEN AND ALL WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL AND IF YOU’RE WATCHING TONIGHT, I’M BETTING YOU DO TOO OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, WE HAVE MADE TREMENDOUS PROGRESS TOWARDS THAT PROMISE PRESIDENT TRUMP BUILT THE MOST INCLUSIVE ECONOMY EVER 7 MILLION JOBS CREATED PRECOVID-19 AND TWO-THIRDS OF THEM WENT TO WOMEN, AFRICAN-AMERICANS, AND HIS PAHISPANICS THE FIRST MAJOR EFFORT TO TACKLE POVERTY IN A GENERATION, OPPORTUNITY ZONES WE PUT HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS BACK IN PEOPLE’S POCKETS BY CUTTING THEIR TAXES, ESPECIALLY FOR SINGLE-PARENT HOUSEHOLDS LIKE THE ONE I GREW UP IN, CUTTING SINGLE MOTHERS’ TAXES 70% ON AVERAGE PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPPORTED THESE TAX CUTS FOR THOSE SINGLE MOMS AND OTHER WORKING FAMILIES AND SIGNED THESE POLICIES INTO LAW, AND OUR NATION IS BETTER OFF FOR IT I’M GOING TO ASK YOU TO LOOK AT NOT JUST WHAT THE CANDIDATES SAY BUT WHAT THEY’VE DONE THIS ELECTION IS CRITICAL TO YOUR FUTURE AND IT IS CRITICAL TO PAINT A FULL RECORD OF THE PICTURES OF DONALD TRUMP AND JOE BIDEN

JOE BIDEN SAID, IF A BLACK MAN DIDN’T VOTE FOR HIM, HE WASN’T TRULY BLACK JOE BIDEN SAID BLACK PEOPLE AR MONEY LITTIC COMMUNITY IT WAS JOE BIDEN WHO SAID, POOR KIDS CAN BE JUST AS SMART AS WHITE KIDS AND WHILE HIS WORDS ARE ONE THING, HIS ACTIONS TAKE TO IT A WHOLE NEW LEVEL IN 1994, BIDEN LED THE CHARGE ON A CRIME BILL THAT PUT MILLIONS OF BLACK AMERICANS BEHIND BARS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM LAW FIXED MANY OF THE DISPARITIES BIDEN CREATED AND MADE OUR SYSTEM MORE FAIR AND JUST FOR ALL AMERICANS JOE BIDEN ALSO FAILED OUR NATION’S HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, HEAPING BLAME ON THEM AS THEY FOUGHT TO ENSURE OUR YOUNG FOLKS HAD ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION ONCE AGAIN, TO CLEAN UP JOE BIDEN’S MESS, PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED INTO LAW HISTORICALLY HIGH FUNDING FOR HBCUs, AS WELL AS A BILL TO GIVE THEM PERMANENT FUNDING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER NOW JOE BIDEN WANTS TO COME FOR YOUR POCKETBOOKS UNLESS, OF COURSE, YOU’RE A BLUE STATE MILLIONAIRE I’M SERIOUS THAT’S ONE OF THEIR SOLUTIONS FOR THE PANDEMIC THEY WANT TO TAKE MORE MONEY FROM YOUR POCKET AND GIVE IT TO MANHATTAN ELITES AND HOLLYWOOD MOGULS SO THEY GET A TAX BREAK REPUBLICANS, HOWEVER, PASSED PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ONCE IN A GENERATION TAX REFORM BILL THAT LOWERED TAXES FOR SINGLE MOMS, WORKING FAMILIES, AND THOSE IN NEED SO WHEN IT COMES TO IT, JOE BIDEN SAYS HE’LL DO LOOK AT HIS ACTIONS LOOK AT HIS POLICIES LOOK AT WHAT HE ALREADY DID AND WHAT HE DIDN’T DO WHILE HE’S BEEN IN WASHINGTON FOR 47 YEARS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PEOPLE DON’T ALWAYS SEE THOSE FAILURES, BECAUSE THEY THINK WE’RE HAVING A POLICY DEBATE ON TWO SIDES OF ANNISH ISSUE THAT IS NOT WHAT IS HAPPENING OUR SIDE IS WORKING ON POLICY, WHILE JOE BIDEN’S RADICAL DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO PERMANENTLY TRANSFORM WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN MAKE NO MISTAKE, JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS WANT A CULTURAL REVOLUTION, A FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT AMERICA IF WE LET THEM, THEY WILL TURN OUR COUNTRY INTO A SOCIALIST UTOPIA AND HISTORY HAS TAUGHT US THAT PATH ONLY LEADS TO PAIN AND MISERY, ESPECIALLY FOR HARD-WORKING PEOPLE HOPING TO RISE INSTEAD, WE MUST FOCUS ON THE PROMISE OF THE AMERICAN JOURNEY I KNOW THAT JOURNEY WELL MY GRANDFATHER’S 99th BIRTHDAY WOULD HAVE BEEN TOMORROW GROWING UP, HE HAD TO CROSS THE STREET IF A WHITE PERSON WAS COMING HE SUFFERED THE INDIGNITY OF BEING FORCED OUT OF SCHOOL AS A THIRD GRADER TO PICK COTTON HE NEVER LEARNED TO READ OR WRITE YET HE LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO SEE HIS GRANDSON BECOME THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO BE ELECTED TO BOTH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE AND THE UNITED STATES SENATE IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY OUR FAMILY WENT FROM COTTON TO CONGRESS IN ONE LIFETIME AND THAT’S WHY I BELIEVE THE NEXT AMERICAN CENTURY CAN BE BETTER THAN THE LAST THERE ARE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES JUST LIKE MINE ALL ACROSS THIS NATION FULL OF POTENTIAL, SEEKING TO LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM AND I’M HERE TONIGHT TO TELL YOU THAT SUPPORTING THE REPUBLICAN TICKET GIVES YOU THE BEST CHANCE OF MAKING THAT DREAM A REALITY GOD BLESS YOU, AND FATHER, PLEASE CONTINUE BLESSING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GOD BLESS >> NO CROWD FOR TIM SCOTT, BUT THAT WAS A CLASSIC KEYNOTE SPEECH AT THIS REPUBLICAN CONVENTION HE TALKED ABOUT BELIEVING IN THE GOODNESS OF AMERICA HE DID TAKE SOME SHOTS AT JOE BIDEN, NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT BUT IN SOME WAYS THE MOST PERSONAL AND OPTIMISTIC SPEECH SO FAR OF THE NIGHT, BYRON PITTS? >> GEORGE, THAT’S RIGHT IT WAS PERSONAL AND POSITIVE HE’S EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN, SO HE GAVE A NOD TO THE LORD IN MANY WAYS, IN DONALD TRUMP’S REPUBLICAN PARTY, TIM SCOTT IS THEIR KAMALA HARRIS HE HAS COMPARABLE HISTORIC HEFT HE IS THE ONLY BLACK REPUBLICAN SENATOR IN THE U.S. SENATE HE’S THE FIRST BLACK SENATOR FROM THE SOUTH SINCE RECONSTRUCTION AND HE’S TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT JOE BIDEN HAS SAID

SENATOR SCOTT WAS ONE OF THE REPUBLICANS WHO QUICKLY CAME OUT AND CRITICIZED PRESIDENT TRUMP AFTER HIS COMMENTS ABOUT CHARLOTTESVILLE WHEN THE PRESIDENT POSTED THAT WHITE POWER STATEMENT SCOTT ALSO CRITICIZED HIM SO HE MAKES THE CASE FOR DONALD TRUMP AS YOU SAID, HE MADE IT IN A POSITIVE, ELOQUENT, KIND WAY, THAT THERE IS ROOM IN DONALD TRUMP’S REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR BROWN AND BLACK PEOPLE WE’LL SEE HOW EFFECTIVE IT IS HE TALKED A LOT ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES IN EMPLOYMENT BUT GEORGE, WHEN HE SAID IT, I THOUGHT ABOUT BREONNA TAYLOR BREONNA TAYLOR HAD A GOOD JOB, BUT IT DIDN’T KEEP HER ALIVE BOTH THAT WILL JEAN HAD A GOOD JOB IN TEXAS AND HE LOST HIS LIFE IT’S A COMPELLING ARGUMENT, A POSITIVE SPIN, BUT I QUESTION HOW FAR IT WILL RESONATE IN BROWN AND BLACK COMMUNITIES >> LINSEY DAVIS, AS I SAID, HE DID TAKE SOME SHOTS AT JOE BIDEN, INCLUDING COMMENTS JOE BIDEN HAS MADE IN THE PAST, PARAPHRASING THEM THAT HAVE CAUSED CONSTERNATION IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY >> FIRST, I THINK HE HAD A POWERFUL LINE WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT HOW HIS FAMILY WENT FROM COTTON TO CONGRESS IN ONE LIFETIME THEN HE DID LAY OUT WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS JOE BIDEN’S FAILURES SWIFTLY, JOE BIDEN SAID IF A BLACK MAN DIDN’T VOTE FOR HIM, HE WASN’T TRULY BLACK BLACK PEOPLE ARE A MONOLITHIC COMMUNITY POOR KIDS CAN BE AS SMART AS WHITE KID HE WENT ON AND ON AND MADE A COMPELLING CASE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS, AFTER ALL, A PRESIDENT WHO HAS SAID HE’S DONE MORE FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY THAN ANYONE, AND MORE FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT, A STATEMENT THAT HAS BEEN DEBUNKED >> RIGHT NOW DONALD TRUMP IS GETTING ABOUT 8% OF THE BLACK VOTE JOE BIDEN ABOUT 87% A LOT OF TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY AS WELL, DAVID MUIR, INCLUDING IN DONALD TRUMP JR.’S SPEECH WHERE HE PARAPHRASED A LINE FROM YOUR INTERVIEW WITH JOE BIDEN THE OTHER DAY, TALKING ABOUT SHUTTING DOWN THE ECONOMY >> WHICH SHOWS HOW CLOSELY THEY’RE WATCHING EVERYTHING JOE BIDEN SAYS HE HASN’T TRAVELED MUCH FROM HIS HOME WHEN HE DOES AND SITS DOWN FOR AN INTERVIEW, OURS WAS THE TURES THE QUESTION FOR JOE BIDEN, WHEN I ASKED HIM, “IF ELECTED AND THE SCIENTISTS TELL YOU SHOULD COVID COMBINED WITH FLU, WHICH THEY SAID IS A REAL POSSIBILITY, WOULD YOU SHUT THE COUNTRY DOWN AGAIN?” HE SAID, “IF THE SCIENTISTS TOLD ME I HAVE TO, I WOULD,” BUT HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT’S THE FLAW IN THE ADMINISTRATION IS THEY DIDN’T TAKE ACTION WITH MASKS AND SHUTTING DOWN THE COUNTRY QUICK ENOUGH, MAKING THE POINT IT’S HIS BELIEF THE COUNTRY AND ECONOMY WOULD BE DOING MUCH BETTER BY NOW ALREADY IF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD BEEN TOUGHER BUT THIS IS THE FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGE FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION 175,000 AMERICAN LIVES LOST, 30 MILLION AMERICANS UNEMPLOYED DON JR. ACKNOWLEDGED WE HAVE WORK TO DO, BUT THAT WAS IT, THAT WAS THE LINE BEFORE HE PIVOTED AND TURNED TO JOE BIDEN AND THOSE WORDS FROM THE INTERVIEW >> THE ECONOMIC FALLOUT FROM THE CRISIS AS WELL RAHM EMANUEL, ONE LINE WE’VE HEARD CONSISTENTLY THROUGH THE EVENING AND FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP AS WELL, BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, IT WAS THE GREATEST ECONOMY EVER IN RECENT HISTORY A LOT OF DEMOCRATS DISPUTE THAT >> RENDEZVOUS, BILL CLINTON CREATED 23 MILLION JOBS, A RECORD AMOUNT OF PEOPLE LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY, A RECORD AMOUNT OF SMALL BUSINESS CREATION FACTS, PEOPLE KNOW THAT ONE THING ABOUT SENATOR SCOTT’S SPEECH, IT STANDS OUT AS A POWERFUL SPEECH BECAUSE IT WAS EXPANSIVE AND INCLUSIVE IN ITS NATURE EVERYTHING PRIOR TO THAT WAS ALL BASE, ALL THE TIME, 24 HOURS THAT WAS A VERY GOOD SPEECH HE DELIVERED A GOOD SPEECH THAT WAS EXPANSIVE AND INCLUSIVE IF THEY STAY TO THAT MESSAGE, WHICH HASN’T HAPPENED TO DATE WITH ALL THE OTHER PRIOR SPEAKERS, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A POWERFUL PIECE AND IT WAS BEYOND THE BASE THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I THINK IT’S THE CONTRAST THAT WAS STARK, IT MADE IT A GOOD SPEECH >> SARA FAGEN, THEY GAVE HIM THAT PRIME SLOT >> IT WAS A GOOD THING, I’M GLAD THEY DID IT WE NEED TO SEE MORE OUT OF HIM AT THIS CONVENTION AND MORE OF THAT MESSAGE AT THIS CONVENTION I THINK ONE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT I WITH THIS EVENING IS THE FOCUS ON LAW ENFORCEMENT IT’S RIGHT TO PUT A NOD TO LAW ENFORCEMENT I THINK IT’S RIGHT TO CALL OUT THE LUNACY, IN MY MIND, OF DEFUNDING THE POLICE BUT THERE WAS A LOT OF IT AND I’M NOT CERTAIN THAT’S WHERE AMERICA IS RIGHT NOW YES, AMERICANS WANT A STRONG POLICE FORCE IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY THEY WANT A FAIR POLICE FORCE THEY WANT BETTER RACE RELATIONS I DON’T THINK IT’S THE ISSUE THEY’RE MOST FOCUSED ON, THEY’RE FOCUSED ON COVID-19, THEY’RE FOCUSED ON POCKETBOOK ISSUES WE NEED TO DO BETTER ON THOSE ISSUES IN THE COMING NIGHTS >> LET ME BRING THAT TO CHRIS CHRISTIE AS WELL CHRIS, DOES THIS — WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF THIS IN THE SPEECHES — DOES THIS ATTACKING JOE BIDEN AS BASICALLY A PRISONER OF SOCIALISM WORK AGAINST JOE BIDEN? HE’S NOT BERNIE SANDERS >> IT COULD AND THE REASON IT COULD IS BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE WHAT’S THE EVOLUTION OF JOE BIDEN OVER THE COURSE OF THE PRIMARY CAMPAIGN AND I BRING UP THE RAISING OF THE HANDS OF DECRIMINALIZING THE BORDER HIS MOVE TOWARDS GREEN NEW DEAL HIS MOVE TOWARDS A LOT OF THE ISSUES — >> BUT HE DEFEATED THE

SOCIALISTS IN THE PRIMARIES >> GEORGE, YOU SAY DEFEATED SOME MIGHT SAY CAPITULATED A LARGE MEASURE, HE’S DONE THAT I THINK — ONE OTHER THING ABOUT TIM SCOTT, HE DID GIVE A VERY GOOD SPEECH TONIGHT, HE IS A FUTURE STAR OF THIS PARTY AND LET US REMEMBER, WHEN WE KEEP SAYING TIM SCOTT’S THE ONLY BLACK REPUBLICAN IN THE SENATE, THERE ARE ONLY TWO BLACK DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE CORY BOOKER, KAMALA HARRIS >> A DIFFERENT SENATE >> CONGRATULATIONS >> THAT’S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE RIGHT NOW MELANIA TRUMP IS UP TOMORROW NIGHT WE’RE GOING TO GO TO OUR REGULAR PROGRAM FOR MANY THAT’S LATE LOCAL NEWS, AND I’LL SEE YOU TOMORROW ON “GMA.” with so much >>>

>>> SPEAKERS PAINTED A DARK PICTURE IF BIDEN IS ELECTED THE McCLOSKEYS, THE ST. LOUIS COUPLE WHO POINTED GUNS AT BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS OUTSIDE THEIR HOME WARPING OF RIOTS AND LAWLESSNESS COMING TO THE SUBURBS CHARLIE KIRK SAID TRUMP WAS ELECTED TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE AND IS THE DEFENDER OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION DON JR. SAID RELIGION IS UNDER ATTACK BY DEMOCRATS DO YOU THINK THIS WAS AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGY? >> NO, THE MOST EFFECTIVE SPEECH OF THE NIGHT WAS TIM SCOTT AND I THINK IT WAS EFFECTIVE NOT ONLY BECAUSE THE CONTENT THAT TIM SPOKE ABOUT WAS REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE BEYOND JUST THE BASE OF OUR PARTY BUT IT REMAINED CONSISTENT WITH THE PRINCIPLES THAT THE PARTY HAS STOOD FOR FOR A LONG TIME BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT WAS AUTHENTIC TIM SCOTT CAME ACROSS AS JUST WHO HE IS WHICH IS A PERSON WHO GOT RAISED IN A FAMILY THAT CARED ABOUT CERTAIN VALUES SAID HE WASN’T ALWAYS ON A STREET LINE UP TALKED ABOUT FAILING OUT OF SCHOOL FOCUSING ON THE WRONG THINGS BUT HE CAME BACK AND BUILT HIMSELF UP TO BE UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM SOUTH CAROLINA THAT’S THE KIND OF HOPEFUL THING YOU WANT TO HEAR IN THIS CAMPAIGN, ALONG WITH THOSE PRINCIPLES THAT HE TALKED ABOUT THAT HE THINKS PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL STAND FOR AND JOE BIDEN WON’T SO I THINK HE WAS BY FAR — IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO END THE NIGHT YOU WANT TO END STRONG ENDED STRONG WITH TIM SCOTT SOME OF THE EARLIER STUFF I COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT >> RAHM, THIS IS A MOMENT YOU AGREE WITH THE GOVERNOR? >> DO WE HAVE TO DO THAT ON TV? I WOULD SAY THIS, TIM SCOTT STOOD OUT BECAUSE EVERYBODY ELSE WAS RANT AND RAGE, ALL BASE TALK, THAT’S ALL IT DID TIM SCOTT TRYING TO MAKE THE PARTY GO BEYOND THE BASE TO A MORE INCLUSIVE NOTE IT STOOD OUT, AND IT WAS A GREAT SPEECH IN AND OF ITSELF, BUT BECAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE PRECEDING IT WAS NARROW CAST WHAT I FIND INTERESTING IS EVERYTHING THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW UNDER DONALD TRUMP CRIME IN THE STREETS, DONALD TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES RAGE AND VIOLENCE THAT’S HAPPENING, DONALD TRUMP LOSS OF JOBS, DONALD TRUMP SO IT’S NOT LIKE SOME FUTURE THEY’RE PAINTING IT’S THE ACTUAL REALITY RIGHT NOW UNDER DONALD TRUMP WHICH IS WHY HIS RE-ELECTION IS IN SUCH TROUBLE >> SENATOR TIM SCOTT CRITICIZED JOE BIDEN FOR SOME OF HIS WORDS ABOUT THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND HIS POLICIES YOU DIDN’T HEAR MUCH ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE TONIGHT, BUT YOU DID HEAR A LOT ABOUT LAW AND ORDER HOW ARE THE REPUBLICANS ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE DIFFERENTLY THAN THE DEMOCRATS, YVETTE? >> BY NOT ADDRESSING IT AT ALL TIM SCOTT DIDN’T TALK ABOUT WHY SO MANY BLACK PEOPLE DON’T SUPPORT THE PERSON THAT HE SUPPORTS, BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE AMOUNT OF HATE AND RACIST DIVISION THAT TRUMP HAS ENGENDERED, THE THINGS HE SAYS OUT OF HUSBAND OWN MOUTH, THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM SAY THAT HE ENCOURAGES TIM SCOTT IS NOT TALKING ABOUT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN WISCONSIN, THE DEATH OF A BLACK MAN AT THE HAND OF POLICE OFFICERS I’D LOVE TO LIVE IN TIM SCOTT’S WORLD, GOING FROM COTTON TO CONGRESS, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE BEING SHOT IN THE STREETS THAT DO NOT HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE IF IT WAS THE OBJECTIVE TO GET MORE BLACK PEOPLE INTO THE TENT, I DON’T THINK HE DID THAT >> TRUMP WON FOUR YEARS AGO AS A CHANGE AGENT HOW DO YOU THINK HE EFFECTIVELY PIVOTS AS THE INCUMBENT AT THIS POINT, SARA? >> HE NEEDS TO LAY OUT AN AGENDA FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS WE’LL HEAR THAT THURSDAY NIGHT I HOPE FOR THE SAKE OF HIS ELECTION AND THE PARTY THAT HE DOES THAT BUT HERE’S A THING THAT I THINK IS OFTEN UNDERREPORTED ABOUT TRUMP WE GET VERY FOCUSED ON THE PERSONA OF TRUMP AND HE HAS AT TIMES SAID DIVISIVE THINGS HE GETS ON TWITTER, VENTS HIS EMOTION THERE’S A FLIP SIDE TO THAT PERSONALITY WHICH IS, HE’S ALSO A BULL DOZER WHEN HE WANTS TO GET SOMETHING DONE, HE GETS IT DONE I’VE WORKED IN REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGNS FOR TWO DECADES, AND PEOPLE PUT IN THE PLATFORM, OH, WE’RE GOING TO MOVE THE CAPITAL TO JERUSALEM IN THE STATE OF ISRAEL THEY NEVER REALLY MEANT IT HE WENT AND DID IT AND TIME AND TIME AGAIN, FROM ECONOMIC POLICY TO FOREIGN POLICY, HE HAS A WAY ABOUT HIM WHERE THAT PERSONALITY, MAYBE SOMETIMES PEOPLE DON’T LIKE WHAT HE SAYS BECAUSE HE’S BLUNT AND DIRECT, BUT HE HAS WAY OF GETTING WHAT HE WANTS DON HE SHOULD TALK MORE ABOUT THE THINGS HE’S BEEN SUCCESSFUL AT >> IT CAN BE DIFFICULT, OF COURSE, TO OUST THE INCUMBENT, THE LAST PERSON TO DO THAT WAS BILL CLINTON RAHM, IF YOU WERE ADVISING BIDEN, HOW WOULD YOU HAVE HIM EXPLOIT WHAT MANY MIGHT PERCEIVE AS TRUMP’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE OR WEAKNESS, THE CORONAVIRUS? >> I THINK THEY STARTED IT LAST WEEK, THEY’VE DONE IT BEFORE BY MAKING IT A REFERENDUM ON BOTH HOW THEY’VE HANDLED THE PUBLIC HELL, HOW THE LACK OF ADMINISTRATION AND THE CONSEQUENCE TO YOUR LIFE INTIMATELY JOB, HEALTH CARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH CARE CRISIS, HE’S IN FRONT OF THE SUPREME COURT TRYING TO TAKE YOUR HEALTH CARE

AWAY I REALLY DO BELIEVE, AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHEN A PRESIDENT’S RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION, PULL EVERYTHING ASIDE THE PERSONALITIES, THE MOMENT IN TIME, THE ECONOMY DO YOU WANT TO STAY THIS COURSE? OR DO YOU WANT TO GET OFF THIS ROAD, ON ANOTHER ROAD? AT THE END OF THE DAY IT’S EITHER STAY OR CHANGE RIGHT NOW, WHETHER IT’S COVID, THE ECONOMY, OR OTHER THINGS GOING ON IN SOCIETY, NOTHING CALLS FOR FOUR MORE YEARS OF THE SAME THEY’RE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO LOOK THROUGH THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR AS IF IT’S A PROJECTION FORWARD, LOOK WHAT WE DID BEFORE COVID I DON’T THINK A RETROSPECTIVE ELECTION IS GOING TO WORK I CAME UP UNDER BILL CLINTON, WHOSE MOTTO WAS, DON’T STOP THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW, AMERICA IS ABOUT THE FUTURE THIS RETROSPECTIVE LOOK IS NOT HELPFUL TO THE CASE THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE >> ONE OF THE GOOD MOMENTS OF THE EVENING, BESIDES TIM SCOTT’S SPEECH, WAS EARLY ON, THERE WAS THIS VIDEO ABOUT ALL THESE AMERICANS COMING TOGETHER TO PRODUCE PPE YOU SAW SHOTS AND IMAGES OF GE WORKERS BUILDING VENTILATORS IT WAS ALL ABOUT TRUMP TALKING ALL ABOUT AMERICA AND THE AMERICANS WHO HAVE COME TOGETHER TO HELP THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM THIS DISEASE WE NEED TO SEE MORE OF THAT >> I’D SAY, LINSEY, RETROSPECTIVE DISCUSSION IS ONLY IMPORTANT IN AN INCUMBENT’S RACE IN THAT IT VALIDATES HIS FUTURE PROMISES SO WHEN HE SAYS, WE HAVE ALL THESE FOLKS UNEMPLOYED, I’M GOING TO BUILD THE ECONOMY BACK AGAIN PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE THEY SAW WHAT HE DID IN THE FIRST PART OF HIS TERM PRECOVID WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE TONIGHT, THIS WAS THE PRESIDENT THAT GOT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM AND A BIG STEP TOWARD CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM DONE AND THAT IS GOING TO DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACT FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN IN PRISON AND ARE GOING TO GET OUT OF PRISON EARLIER NOW, OR AVOID PRISON ALTOGETHER, BECAUSE OF THOSE REFORMS SO THE RETROSPECTIVE NATURE OF THIS IS IMPORTANT WHEN HE MAKES FUTURE PROMISES ON THURSDAY NIGHT >> RIGHT NOW THE RETROSPECT IS BEING DONE, GIVE HIM CREDIT, FOR FROM THE PERSPECTIVE HE HAS CREDIT FOR THE FUTURE THERE’S NO NEXT SENTENCE >> NO, THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING THIS RETROSPECTIVE PORTION OF IT IS ONLY GOING TO BE VALUABLE TO HIM — >> I CANNOT AGREE >> YOU AGREED, YOU AGREED >> IT’S ONLY VALUABLE TO HIM THURSDAY NIGHT WHEN HE DOES WHAT SARA AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT LAY OUTER YOUR VISION FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS THEN THE RETROSPECT-O-SCOPE CAN BE VALUABLE IN VALIDATING THAT >> IF YOU WERE TO SEND PRESIDENT TRUMP ANOTHER MEMO, WE’LL SEE IF HE USES IT OR NOT, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE AS FAR AS HOW HE REACHES BEYOND THE BASE? >> YOU’VE GOT TO TALK ABOUT BIGGER THINGS FOR THE COUNTRY THAT YOU WANT TO HELP MAKE HAPPEN OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT, LINSEY ELECTIONS ARE ALWAYS ABOUT TOMORROW RAHM IS RIGHT, THEY’RE ALWAYS ABOUT THE FUTURE, THEY’RE NOT ABOUT THE PAST IF HE DOESN’T MAKE THAT POINT, HE’S GOING TO HAVE A PROBLEM >> REFERENDUM >> THAT IS IT FOR US TONIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING OUR FIRST NIGHT OF COVERAGE OF THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK HERE TOMORROW STARTING AT 7:00 P.M HAVE A GOOD NIGHT

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