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RNC 2020: Mike Pence to flag Trump successes as unrest casts shadow

Summary

  1. Mike Pence will formally accept the nomination to run as the Republican Party’s vice-presidential candidate
  2. He’ll speak from symbolic Fort McHenry — where a failed British attack in 1814 inspired the US national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner
  3. Pence is expected to highlight Trump’s re-election themes of “law and order” and a soaring economy, pre-Covid
  4. The convention has coincided with unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin – sparked by the police shooting of a black man
  5. President Trump is also expected to make another appearance before his keynote speech from the White House on Thursday
  6. Democratic challenger Joe Biden currently leads Trump in opinion polls for the 3 November election

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