President Trump intends to break with tradition during the Republican National Convention (RNC) which begins on Aug. 23 and runs until Aug. 27.
The usual custom is for the president to deliver his acceptance speech on the final night of the four-day celebration. Instead, the president has plans to participate every day of the RNC, according to Fox News.
He will “probably’ give his acceptance speech from the White House he told the New York Post. First Lady Melania Trump and Trump’s children Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany Trump are all scheduled to speak at the convention.
During one of the RNC days, the president will honor first responders of the CCP Virus pandemic, including doctors, nurses, and emergency medical technicians.
Due to the pandemic, all large-scale conventions planned by both Republicans and Democrats were canceled, with virtual programs becoming the main feature.
The theme for the 2020 GOP convention, Honoring the Great American Story will spotlight America’s “greatness, opportunity, and President Donald Trump’s bold leadership.”
Each day there will be a different focus, Monday, Aug. 24, will focus on The Land of Promise, Tuesday will focus on the Land of Opportunity, Wednesday will focus on the Land of Heroes, and Thursday on the Land of Greatness.
Americans will talk about their personal journeys through the past four years under a Trump administration, how they have benefited, and how they see a Biden administration would affect them should that eventuate.
Two speakers who will address the convention are Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Mueller, the Arizona humanitarian worker captured and killed by ISIS in 2015.
St. Louis Metro Police Department Sgt. Ann Dorn, the widow of slain retired St. Louis police Capt. David Dorn, who was killed while protecting a pawn shop during a night of violent looting, will also speak.
Other speakers include Tanya Weinreis, owner of a coffee company in Montana, who managed to keep her business running through a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP.)
The RNC was originally to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, until the pandemic forced a change of plans. It was then moved in June to Jacksonville, Florida, however by July it became obvious that would not be safe, so President Trump canceled the plans there.
There will be a small gathering in Charlotte when delegates will be able to cast their votes for the president on the first day of the convention. Under RNC executive committee rules only six delegates from each state and U.S. territory will be allowed to vote in person due to the pandemic, with most staying home and voting by proxy through the 336 delegates that are permitted to be present.