Remarks for Night Two of the Republican National Convention

President Trump’s 2020 Convention honors the great American story, the American people that have written it, and how President Donald J. Trump has empowered them to succeed. The convention highlights the progress that has been made under President Trump’s leadership, the hardworking Americans that make it possible, and how he will continue to make America great. While Democrats attack our country and sow division, President Trump is implementing an agenda that puts the American people first.

Myron Lizner   |   John Ponder and Rich Beasley   |   U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (KY)   |   Jason Joyce   |   Cris Peterson   |   Larry Kudlow   |   John Peterson   |   Cissie Graham Lynch   |  Robert Vlaisavljevich   |   Abby Johnson  |   Mary Ann Mendoza   |   Nicholas Sandmann   |   Pam Bondi   |  Tiffany Trump   |   Gov. Kim Reynolds (IA)   |   Ryan Holets   |   Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez   |  Eric Trump   |   Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron   |   Secretary of State Mike Pompeo   |   Melania Trump

Norma Urrabazo
Opening Prayer

Myron Lizner
Remarks as Prepared:

Ya’at’teeh, I am Myron Lizer, the Vice President of the Navajo Nation.

I give this address from the majestic rock spires of Shiprock; Tse Bit’ai or Rock with Wings as known by our Dine’ People. It is here that many of our ancestral leaders sought to govern and lead a Nation within a Nation.

They sought to lead their people into the promises of a better way of life for their children’s children. It is also here where they have not been as successful as the rest of America. Our First Nations people are the Host People of the land. We are still here. Our Creator placed us here and knew that for such a time as this, we would have an opportunity for An Appeal to Heaven.

You see our People have never been invited into the American Dream. For years we’ve fought congressional battles with past congressmen and senators that were part of a broken system that ignored us.

That is, until President Trump took office.

 President Trump delivered the largest Financial funding package ever to Indian Country. The $8B in CARES Act funding to Indian County was a great start in alleviating the devastating effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted on our Indian tribes; the Navajo Nation once led the nation in per capita positive cases because of the health disparities that previous administrations failed to improve.

Whenever we meet with President Trump, he has always made it a priority to repair the relationship with our federal family.

Recently, President Trump signed the first-ever presidential proclamation officially recognizing Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

He established a task force called Operation Lady Justice to address the problem.

The President also provided 273 million dollars to improve public safety and support victims of crime in the Native American Community. As a result, a cold case office was recently opened on the Gila River Indian Community.

The President has reactivated the White House Council on Native American Affairs to promote economic development and rural prosperity in Indian County.

President Trump also strengthened the Supreme Court by nominating strong conservative judges like Neil Gorsuch, who supports Native American rights.

Thank you for the opportunity to be here tonight. I’m excited to endorse President Trump’s re-election. And Mr. President, we look forward to hosting you very soon to come visit our land we call Dine’tah. 

Ahe’hee’ Thank you very much!

Jon Ponder and Rich Beasley
Remarks as Prepared:

Jon Ponder:
I am so grateful to be here.

Not so long ago, my life was running from the police, fearing the police, and avoiding the police.

I had allowed animosity to grow inside of me, making me believe that they were my enemy.

But today, I’m filled with hope. I have been given a second chance. My transformation began in a prison cell. I gave my life to Jesus.

First person to help me was actually the FBI agent who arrested me, Rich Beasley. He is now a dear friend.

My hope for America is that all people regardless of race, color, class or background will take advantage of the fact that we live in a nation of second chances.

My greatest failure led to my greatest success. My hope for America is that we can all look at our failures and use them to work together for a future of successes.

Rich Beasley:
I’m so proud of Jon.

It may be hard to believe that, as a retired FBI agent, one of my best friends is a person I arrested for bank robbery.

When I met Jon 15 years ago, he was angry, scared, and facing years in prison. On the drive to jail, we had a long talk and began to understand each other.

Five years later, when he got out of prison, Jon and I met for lunch. He was a different man.

He talked about starting a re-entry program for men and women coming out of prison.  He knew he could make a difference in the lives of ex-offenders.

I’m grateful for President Trump’s commitment to criminal justice reform. Six months ago, he was the guest speaker at the HOPE for Prisoners graduation, and he stayed much longer than scheduled to hand out diplomas to the 29 men and women who graduated that day.

The most important man in the free world was shaking hands and pledging his administration’s support to ex-offenders.

I also appreciate President Trump’s support for law enforcement. He knows the overwhelming percentage of law enforcement officers are good, smart people who are doing their jobs well.  And they can change the world, working with people like Jon.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
Remarks as Prepared:

I’m Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky.

Donald Trump and I met many years ago, before he was running for anything. When I first met him, I recall being struck by how down to earth he was. He seemed like just a normal guy. OK a normal guy with his own plane and helicopter . . .

I was planning a medical mission to Guatemala to perform charity eye surgeries. We needed money to fund the trip. Donald Trump offered to help, and immediately came through for us and for those kids.

Not only did he support my medical mission to Guatemala but he also contributed to another mission trip to Haiti a year later.

We performed hundreds of surgeries in both countries. Nothing is more beautiful to me in this world than removing the bandages from a person’s eyes, and watching them as they see their loved ones again. Donald Trump helped me make that happen.

A few years later, we were opponents, both running for President. We all know how that turned out.

I’m proud of the job Donald Trump has done as President.

I don’t always agree with him. But our occasional policy differences are far outweighed by our significant agreements.

But more important than simple agreement is accomplishment.

President Donald Trump gets things done.

When some in Congress wanted a so-called “revenue neutral” tax plan, Donald Trump and I worked together to make sure it was a true tax cut.

I brought President Trump an idea for better, cheaper health insurance called Association Health Plans. Donald Trump overturned years of red tape and bureaucrats and made it happen.

While others talked about criminal justice reform, President Trump signed the First Step Act, the first real reform in a generation, and one that sought to undo the harm that others, like Joe Biden, have done.

I’m supporting President Trump because he believes as I do that a strong America cannot fight endless wars.

We must not continue to leave our blood and treasure in Middle East quagmires.

I flew with him to Dover Air Force Base to honor two soldiers whose remains were coming home from Afghanistan. I will never forget that night. I can tell you the President not only felt the pain of these families but is committed to ending this war.

President Trump is the first President in a generation to seek to end war rather than start one. He intends to end the war in Afghanistan. He is bringing our men and women home.

Madison once wrote “no nation can preserve its freedom in the midst of continuous warfare.”

I’m proud to finally see a President who agrees with that.

Compare President Trump with the disastrous record of Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, who consistently called for more war.

Joe Biden voted for the Iraq War, which President Trump has long called the worst geopolitical mistake of our generation.

I fear Biden will choose war again. He supported war in Serbia, Syria, and Libya. Joe Biden will continue to spill our blood and treasure. President Trump will bring our heroes home.

If you hate war like I hate war…if you want us to quit sending $50 billion to Afghanistan for luxury hotels and natural gas to stations…you need to support President Trump for another term!

So to our soldiers and their families – join me in supporting President Trump.

To those of you who want lower taxes and better, less expensive healthcare, join me in supporting President Trump.

To those of you who want to stand up and fight the socialists poisoning our schools and burning our cities — join me in supporting President Trump.

Let’s Rebuild America together.

Jason Joyce
Remarks as Prepared:

Good evening, my name is Jason Joyce, and I’m an 8th generation lobster fisherman from Swan’s Island, Maine.

I make my living from lobster fishing, oyster farming, and providing eco-tours in the beautiful waters near Acadia National Park, where I have over 200 years of family history.

I have to confess: I didn’t support Trump in 2016. Skeptical that he shared my conservative views, I expected him to flip flop on his campaign promises.

But he has followed through on his promises, including last week when he brokered a deal to end EU tariffs of 8% on Maine live lobsters and up to 20% on Maine lobster products, which is great news for Maine's lobstermen.

I live on an island with 370 residents, and lobstering is how we provide for our families. Maine's lobstermen are true environmentalists. We practice conservation every day. If we didn’t, we’d be putting ourselves out of business.

Four years ago, the Obama-Biden Administration used the Antiquities Act to order thousands of square miles of ocean off limits to commercial fishermen. They did it to cater to environmental activists.  Although Maine's lobstermen don't fish there, Obama's executive order offended us greatly. It circumvented the fisheries counsels’ input.

President Trump reversed that decision, reinstating the rules that allow stakeholder input, and he supports a process that seeks and respects fishermen's views.

As long as Trump is president, fishing families like mine will have a voice. But if Biden wins, he’ll be controlled by the environmental extremists who want to circumvent longstanding rules and impose radical changes that hurt our coastal communities.

I strongly support President Trump’s re-election. When he sees something isn't right, he’s fearless in fixing it.  He listens to working people. He nominates judges who respect the Constitution and the right to life. He keeps his word, like eliminating the European tariffs, and moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

I hope you will join me – this time—in voting for President Trump. Thank you.

Cris Peterson
Remarks as Prepared:

Good evening. My name is Cris Peterson.  My husband Gary, our family and I milk a thousand cows on a dairy farm in Grantsburg Wisconsin, a small middle American town. Truth be told, until I married my cute farmer from Grantsburg, I was a city slicker from Minneapolis, which is about 70 miles south of us.

Donald Trump became President in the middle of the Great Depression for Wisconsin dairy farmers.  In 2016, prices were horrible and long-time generational farms across the Nation were going out of business. In 2017, our 120-year-old barn, which served as our milking center, caught fire and burned to the ground.  Our cows were spared, but because they needed to be milked 3 times a day, farmers, friends and complete strangers from all over northern Wisconsin helped haul them to other farms where they stayed until we could rebuild.

By the end of 2018, we had a new state-of-the-art robotic milking facility that allows our cows to milk themselves three times a day. At about the same time, President Trump’s economic boom began helping dairy farmers across the Nation.

As a businessman, President Trump understands that farming is a complicated, capital-intensive and risky business. More than any president, he has acknowledged the importance of farmers and agriculture. That support and focus on negotiating new trade deals gave us the confidence to rebuild our barn and dairy operation.

Business was booming again. And business boomed right until the Covid19 shutdown in March.  Many people probably don’t realize that our country is one of few in the world that produces nearly all of its own food. Fewer still understand how close our food production and distribution system came to collapsing this past Spring.

But President Trump understood and again took steps to provide the supports we needed. President Trump took the necessary action knowing that agriculture is our backbone and strength, critical to our national security.

Our entire economy, and dairy farming, are once again roaring back. One person deserves the credit and our vote, President Donald J. Trump.

Larry Kudlow
Remarks as Prepared:

Hello, America.

My name is Larry Kudlow. You’ve been seeing me on your TV screen for years. You’ve relied on me to tell you the truth -- in good times and in bad. We’ve ridden bull markets together, and endured the bears. And through it all, you always knew you could count on me to do one thing, and that’s to shoot straight with you.

Tonight, I want to talk to you about where we are. And I want to talk to you about where we’re going.

It’s been a tough few months for all of us. We were enjoying the greatest economy our country had ever seen. Your wages were up. Your taxes were down. Your retirement plans were through the roof. That’s what our president had delivered. Prosperity.

Then the pandemic hit. It rocked us all back on our heels. But we’re Americans. We’re fighters. And so is our president. He went straight to work to not only protect our safety and our health -- but to preserve our jobs and our livelihoods.

He sent direct cash payments to Americans in need, and protected them from eviction.

He delivered historic Paycheck Protection to small businesses so they could keep our workers employed.

He delivered a payroll tax deferral that essentially gave a pay raise to 140 million working Americans.

He delivered student loan deferral.

And he delivered unemployment relief to strengthen our safety net.

Even when the Democrats refused to come to the table -- President Trump delivered.

There is no replacing the economic power of the American worker -- of free people being productive. But the President’s decisive actions preserved millions of jobs, helped small businesses keep their doors open, and allowed families to make ends meet.

We still have a lot of hardship, and we have a lot of heartbreak in many areas. But we’ve hit a turning point. And now the recovery has begun.

The S&P 500 is up 50 percent from its low in March. That means middle-class families are feeling more secure about the future. We're already making our way toward single-digit unemployment.

There's a big change in attitude happening. The American Spirit is picking up.

Car sales are booming. Retail spending is booming. And workers are going to have to produce new inventory to restock those shelves. That means get ready for a big third and fourth quarter, folks. The jobs numbers just keep coming out better than anyone expected.

All signs point to a self-sustaining recovery.

And there’s nobody better to lead us back to the top than President Trump. He did it once. You don’t have to guess whether he can pull it off. You’ve seen it. And he’ll do it again. It’s called winning.

But what do Joe Biden and the Democrats want to do?

Biden is backing over $3 trillion in tax hikes. You're coming out of a pandemic, and he wants to raise taxes? That's crazy.

They want to ramp up the job-killing regulations. They want to decimate the American energy renaissance that we’ve experienced these last four years. And it will crater our economy.

You see, it’s not the personalities that concern me, it’s the policies. Joe Biden has pledged to transform America into a government-run, socialized economy, the likes of which has never succeeded in human history.

The contrast could not be more clear.

President Trump: tax cuts, deregulation, fair trade, American energy revival -- a splendid, fast-growing economy.

Why would you want to unwind that? Why would you want to overturn that? Why would you want to transform that? I don't want to transform it, I want to continue with a second round of economic rebuilding.

My fellow Americans, we will persevere. But we’ve got to decide what kind of country we want to live in.

In the free economy that President Trump believes in, we demand two things: Equal opportunity, and equal freedom for ALL Americans. We demand it, and we ensure it.

We believe that given the chance, you will succeed. And look, it’s already worked. The Trump economy produced the lowest unemployment in history. And lower-and-middle-income families performed the best. Their wage increases were the highest of all.

As Americans, we want opportunities and we want incentives. Give us a chance to succeed, and reward us for hard work, and we can’t be beat.

President Trump will always bet on the American worker. And that’s why the American worker -- and the American voter -- should always bet on him.

John Peterson
Remarks as Prepared:

I am John Peterson, owner of a second-generation metal fabrication business called Schuette Metals. We’ve been stamping our products and services “Made in the USA” since 1957.

My brothers and I purchased the business from my uncles almost 38 years ago.  What was a 12-person shop has grown into a company employing 165 people today.

Like most companies that are successful over the long run, we had to reinvent ourselves as the market changed. Six years ago, we invested heavily in our business just as the great recession appeared. Barack Obama and Joe Biden -- two career politicians who know nothing about business -- couldn’t get the government out of our way so we could grow and create jobs. And it put our business in a tailspin.

Sadly, we were forced to make tough decisions which included cutting staff … a torturous experience when your employees are like family. The fact was, the Obama/Biden era banking regulations left us no choice. It tied our lender’s hands, and deprived us of the lifeblood of any business: capital.

We scrapped and clawed and hung on with everything we had for two years. And then everything changed. Because Donald Trump was elected president. He knew what it was like to build a company and to create jobs for American workers. And he got right to work.

One of the first things he did was cut the red tape and put an end to draconian banking regulations. He also cut taxes on small businesses, allowing us to be more competitive both domestically and internationally. In fact, we increased revenues by 25 percent, for two years in a row.

By getting rid of the job-killing NAFTA and negotiating the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, President Trump ensured a more competitive playing field for American companies like ours. Because he knows when the game isn’t rigged against us, nobody can beat the American Worker and the American Entrepreneur. Even with all the challenges presented by the coronavirus, President Trump is re-building, and our economy is roaring back again.

But when I hear that Joe Biden is ready to raise taxes, crush us with regulations and weaken our international trade position, I shudder. We simply cannot do that again. Business can’t endure a Biden-induced recession. Some will struggle, some will not survive. And that means the working men and women of America will get crushed yet again.

This is not the time to hand our government over to a washed-up career politician who will be nothing but a puppet of the radical Left that has hijacked the Democrat party.

As a life-long resident of Wisconsin, I’m a fan of Wisconsin Badger football. Many might not realize that the Wisconsin Badgers and the President share three common qualities. They are smart, tough and dependable. And as a businessman, I can tell you those are qualities we need in our country’s leader and that is why we need to re-elect President Donald J. Trump.  Thank you.

Cissie Graham Lynch
Remarks as Prepared:

Good evening, I'm Cissie Graham Lynch.

I'm honored to speak to you tonight about something that is so important to all of us: our faith.

As Americans, we know that the first line of the First Amendment protects our freedom of religion. But what we often forget the actual words are "free exercise" of religion.

That means living out our faith in our daily lives -- in our schools, at our jobs, and yes, even in the public square.

Our Founders did not envision a quiet, hidden faith. They fought to ensure that voices of faith were always welcomed, not silenced. Not bullied.

But during the Obama-Biden Administration, these freedoms were under attack.

Democrats tried to make faith organizations pay for abortion inducing drugs.

Democrats tried to force adoption agencies to violate their deeply held beliefs.

Democrats pressured schools to allow boys to compete in girls' sports and use girls' locker rooms.

Those are the facts.

But then We the People elected Donald Trump, people of faith suddenly had a fierce advocate in the White House.

He appointed judges who respect the First Amendment.

He supported religious beliefs in court.

He ensured religious ministries would not be forced to violate their beliefs.

He withdrew the policies that placed our little girls at risk.

On the world stage, President Trump became the first president to talk about the importance of religious freedom at the United Nations, giving hope to people of faith around the world.

In America, we have not yet experienced physical persecution, even though the Left has tried to silence us.

Even during the pandemic, we saw how quickly life could change. Some Democrat leaders banned church services while marijuana shops and abortion clinics were declared "essential."

But, you know what is truly essential? Our right to worship freely and live our faith in every aspect of life.

The Biden-Harris vision for America leaves no room for people of faith.

Whether you're a baker, a florist, or a football coach, they will force the choice between being obedient to God, or to Caesar.

Because the radical Left's god is government power.

So in the words of my grandfather, Billy Graham: "Let us stand for political freedom, moral freedom, religious freedom and the rights of all Americans ... and let's never give in to those who would attempt to take it from us."

Tonight, I'm proudly standing in that public square.

I hope and pray you will join me in voting to re-elect President Trump.

Robert Vlaisavljevich
Remarks as Prepared:

I am Bob Vlaisaljevich and I am the Mayor of Eveleth, a small town in the heart of the Iron Range.  My father and grandfather earned their livings mining the raw materials that made the steel that built America.

This election is make or break for workers who are carrying on the legacy of men like them.  I see it firsthand in Northern Minnesota, where we have relied on mining to provide for our families for over a century.

Since our economy is vulnerable to economic trends and to foreign trade, we have long depended on having a strong voice in Washington to protect our interests. The leaders of the Democratic Party filled that void for many years because we actually believed they were concerned about our welfare.

Not anymore.

The radical environmental movement has dragged the Democratic Party so far to the Left that they can no longer claim to be our advocates -- they are now clearly our adversaries.

This is particularly hard for me to say . . . because I am a life-long Democrat.

But for far too long, members of both parties allowed our country to be ripped off and taken advantage of, especially by China.

They -- and other supposed trade partners -- dumped steel into our markets and slapped tariffs on us, tipping the scales in their favor.  And what did our leaders do?  Nothing. Then to make matters worse, the Obama-Biden administration crushed us with environmental regulations.

The human and economic cost has been devastating.

Even in our tiny town, we lost thousands of jobs . . . a 70% drop from 14,000 to 4,000.

We lost a generation of young people who had to move out of the area to find a livelihood.

And worst of all, we lost hope. And without that, many wondered what was the point of continuing on.

Then something unexpected happened. A brash, no-nonsense New Yorker named Donald Trump burst onto the scene.  But he didn’t talk like a Manhattan billionaire, even though that’s what he was.  He talked like one of us.  He knew what we were up against.  And he promised to stand up to China and the rest of the world on behalf of the American worker.

Four years later, I am happy to say that after decades of despair, the Iron Range is roaring back to life and we have one man to thank: President Donald Trump.

He has made good on all of his campaign promises, and then some.  He has fought to give us a fair chance to compete.  He has become the “champion of working Americans,” a blue-collar billionaire.

He lowered our high taxes.  He rolled back the job-killing regulations. He got rid of the bad trade deals and replaced them with deals that put our interests first.

The Trump Administration’s policies mean that with the discovery of new mineral deposits, the use of innovative mining processes, and the growth of our domestic and global markets, we have the chance to grow and diversify our economy. What was once a pipe dream is now within our grasp.

But the fight is not over.  Joe Biden has allowed radicals like AOC to craft his environmental policies. The Green New Deal would put entire swaths of our country out of a job. Because it’s not about people. It’s about control.  Biden’s too weak to ever stand up to them. Donald Trump will.

Because he knows that these new mining projects can co-exist with our environment. We can have the best of both worlds: good paying jobs that support families and access to our world-class wilderness.

This formula is working for the Iron Range, and it is working for Americans all across the country who are building things, mining things, and growing things.

President Trump is fighting for all of us.  He delivered the best economy in our history and he will do it again.

This election is make or break for the Iron Range. Our economic future and survival are at stake.

We know we can count on President Trump to fight for us--and win. Because that’s what he’s always done. And with our help, he’ll do it again on November 3rd.

God Bless America!

Abby Johnson
Remarks as Prepared:

My name is Abby Johnson. I spent eight years working for Planned Parenthood.

Today, I’m a prolife activist.

When I was in college, Planned Parenthood approached me at a volunteer fair. They talked about helping women in crisis and their commitment to keep abortion “safe, legal and rare.”

I was convinced to volunteer and later offered a full-time job as a Medical Assistant before my promotion to Director of the clinic.

I truly believed I was helping women. But things changed in 2009.

In April, I was awarded Planned Parenthood’s Employee of the Year award and invited to their annual gala where they present the Margaret Sanger Award, named for their founder.

Margaret Sanger was a racist who believed in eugenics; Her goal when founding Planned Parenthood was to eradicate minorities.

Today, almost 80% of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are strategically placed in minority neighborhoods; And every year Planned Parenthood celebrates its racist roots by presenting the Margaret Sanger award.

Later, in August, my supervisor assigned me a new quota to meet. I was expected to sell double the abortions performed the previous year.

When I pushed back, underscoring Planned Parenthood’s public-facing goal of decreasing abortions, I was reprimanded, and told, “Abortion is how we make our money.”

But the tipping point came a month later, when a physician asked me to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion.

Nothing prepared me for what I saw on the screen – an unborn baby fighting back, desperate to move away from the suction.

And I’ll never forget what the doctor said next – “Beam me up, Scotty.”

The last thing I saw was a spine twirling around in the mother’s womb before succumbing to the force of the suction.

On October sixth, I left the clinic, looking back only to remember why I now advocate so passionately for life.

I founded and currently run And Then There Were None, an organization that’s helped nearly 600 abortion workers transition out of the industry.

For most people who consider themselves pro-life, abortion is abstract. They can’t conceive of the barbarity.

They don’t know about the Products of Conception room in abortion clinics, where infant corpses are pieced back together to ensure nothing remains in the mothers; Or that we joked and called it the “Pieces of Children” room.

For me, abortion’s real. I know what it sounds like; what it smells like. I’ve been the these these women.

I support President Trump because he’s done more for the unborn than any other President.

During his first month in office, he banned federal funds for global health groups that promote abortion. That same year, he overturned an Obama-Biden rule that allowed government subsidy of abortion.

He appointed a record number of pro-life judges, including two Supreme Court Justices. And importantly, he announced a new rule protecting the rights of healthcare workers objecting to abortion, many of whom I work with every day.

Life is a core tenet of who we are as Americans.

This election is a choice between two radical, anti-life activists, and the most pro-life President we’ve ever had. That’s something that should compel you to action.

Go door-to-door; make calls; talk to neighbors and friends. And VOTE November third!

Take action that re-elects our President.

And do it with our most vulnerable Americans in mind – the ones who haven’t been born yet.

Mary Ann Mendoza
Remarks as Prepared:

My heart is forever broken . . . because our immigration system is broken.

I’m Mary Ann Mendoza. On May 12, 2014, my son, Sargent Brandon Mendoza of the Mesa Arizona Police Department was killed in a head on collision.

He was headed home from his shift, keeping our community safe.

The driver who killed my son was drunk—three times the legal limit—high on meth, and driving more than one hundred miles per hour . . . going the wrong way for more than 35 miles on Phoenix freeways.

The driver who killed my son wasn’t even supposed to be in our country, because he was an illegal alien with a criminal record.

Brandon was a shining light in my life and our community. He truly made a difference in Mesa.  As a modern day beat cop, he was well-known and well-liked. The neighborhood he patrolled and worked hard to rid of the illegal drug dealers, appreciated him making that neighborhood a safe-haven for families again.

In fact, his nickname was “Hollywood,” because he truly shines like a star. The kids in the neighborhood loved him. Parents trusted him. Serving and protecting his community was his passion. It was his life’s goal since he was thirteen.

Brandon’s life represented the best of America. Sadly, his death represents some of the worst.

He didn’t have to die. Not like this. Not now. If our borders had been secure and if our justice system worked like it should have, Brandon would still be walking his beat. Checking up on the kids. Waving to their parents. Keeping everyone safe.

Tragically, there are many others who have been lost needlessly: Brandon Michael, Carlos Wolff, Tierra Stansberry, Sander Cohen, Hailey King, Sarah Root, Ruben Morfin.

You can find out more about their stories, and how to preserve their legacies at angel families dot org.

President Donald Trump is the first political leader we’ve ever seen take on the radical Left to finally secure our border and to end illegal immigration since day one. I’ve met him many times and I know what’s in his heart . . . I know what he hopes and dreams for this country.

Since he took office: more than 280 miles of southern border wall have been built, with more than 500 miles expected by early next year.

There has been a 78 percent decline in illegal border crossings since May of last year.

And President Trump put an end to Barack Obama’s – and, notably, Joe Biden’s – dangerous catch-and-release program . . . a program that allowed Brandon’s killer to avoid deportation for his previous crimes and up his game to murder.

President Trump knows what it takes to make America great again.

He knows the formula for America’s greatness is simple. It’s everything Brandon represented:

Ensure law and order . . . and protect the vulnerable,

Give generously to your community,

Love your family, deeply,

And practice your faith.

Brandon’s opportunity to contribute to America’s greatness during his lifetime was cut short. But his spirit is alive, and his legacy will always be embedded in the fabric of America. I know it will always be on President Trump’s mind and in his heart.  He will never forget Brandon, and he will never stop fighting for us.

His record is clear and strong.

Appointing conservative judges who will uphold our laws and provide justice.

Safer communities without sanctuary policies that give refuge to illegal criminals.

Securing our borders so good-paying jobs – that provide financial security for families – go to Americans . . . not illegal aliens.

Supporting our Law Enforcement who help keep our neighborhoods safe.

This is the foundation for a bright future.  A bright future for all of us . . . with greater opportunity, tremendous prosperity, and more peace.

A brighter future that President Trump will continue fighting for when we re-elect him on November third.

Thank you.

God Bless you.

God Bless our Law enforcement officers.

God Bless our President.

And God Bless America.

ed. note - Mendoza was removed from the speaking program earlier in the day.   Here is a statement on the matter:

RJC Applauds Decision to Remove Mendoza From Convention Speakers
Washington, DC (August 25, 2020) – The Republican Jewish Coalition applauds the decisive leadership of the Trump campaign, Convention organizers, and the Republican National Committee to remove Mary Ann Mendoza from speaking at the Republican National Convention tonight.

Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

We are deeply troubled by Mendoza's tweets and comments that trafficked in vicious antisemitic messages. While we mourn the horrible loss of her son, her views clearly disqualify her from addressing the Convention. We are pleased that Convention officials took prompt action to make sure the Convention reflects who we are and our values as a party.

Nicholas Sandmann
Remarks as Prepared:

Good evening everyone. My name is Nick Sandmann. I’m the teenager who was defamed by the media after an encounter with a group of protestors on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last year.

Before I begin, I’d like to thank President Trump for the opportunity to share some of my story and why it matters so much to this November’s election.

In January 2019, I attended the March for Life in Washington D.C. where I demonstrated in defense of the unborn. Later that day, I bought a “Make America Great Again” hat because our President, Donald Trump, has distinguished himself as the most pro-life Presidents in the history of our country and I wanted to express my support for him too. Looking back now, how could I possibly have imagined that the simple act of putting on that red hat would unleash the hate from the left and make myself the target of network and cable news networks, nationwide?

Being from Kentucky, the birth place of Abraham Lincoln, my classmates and I visited the Lincoln Memorial. I found myself face-to-face with Nathan Phillips and other professional protestors looking to turn me into the latest poster child showing why Trump is bad. While the media portrayed me as the aggressor with a “relentless smirk” on my face, in reality the video confirms I was standing with my hands behind my back and an awkward smile on my face that hid two thoughts. One, don’t do anything that might further agitate the man banging a drum in my face and two, trying to follow a family friend’s advice never to do anything to embarrass your family, your school, or your community.      

Before I knew what was happening, it was over. One of Mr. Phillips fellow agitators yelled out “We got him!”, “It's all right here on video” and We won Grandpa”. What I thought was a strange encounter, quickly developed into a major news story complete with video footage.

My life changed forever in that one moment. The full war machine of the mainstream media revved up into attack mode. They did so without ever researching the full video of the incident; without ever investigating Mr. Philips’ motives; or without ever asking me for my side of the story. And do you know why? Because the truth wasn’t important. Advancing their anti-Christian, anti-Conservative, anti-Donald Trump narrative was all that mattered.  And if advancing their narrative ruined the reputation and future of a teenager from Covington, Kentucky…so be it. That will teach him not to wear a MAGA hat!

I learned that what was happening to me had a name.  It was called being cancelled. As in annulled. As in revoked. As in made void.   

Cancelled is what’s happening to people around this country who refuse to be silenced by the far left.  Many are being fired, humiliated or even threatened. Often, the media is a willing participant. 

But I wouldn’t be cancelled.  I fought back hard to expose the media for what they did to me and won a personal victory.  While much more must be done, I look forward to the day that the media returns to providing balanced, responsible and accountable news coverage.

I know President Trump hopes for that too. I’m proud to say that throughout my media nightmare I have had President Trump’s unwavering support. And I know you’ll agree with me when I say no one in this county has been a victim of unfair media coverage more than President Donald Trump.  

In November, I believe this country must unite around a President who calls the media out and refuses to allow them to create a narrative instead of reporting the facts.

I believe we must join with a President who will challenge the media to return to objective journalism.

And together, I believe we must all embrace our 1st Amendment rights and not hide in fear of the media, or from the tech companies or the outrage mob either.

This is worth fighting for. This is worth voting for. This is what President Donald Trump stands for.

Thank you all for listening to me tonight. And one more thing… let’s Make America Great Again!

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Remarks as Prepared:

I'm Pam Bondi.

Our party's theme tonight is "America— the land of opportunity."

And listening to the stories of discoveries and deliverance, you can't help but be proud to call this country home.

But for Joe Biden, it's been the land of opportunism, not opportunity.

As a career prosecutor and former Attorney General of Florida, I fought corruption and I know what it looks like, whether it’s done by people wearing pinstripe suits or orange jumpsuits.

At the Democrats' convention, we were told to look at Joe Biden as the model of integrity.

But, when you look at his 47 year career in politics, the people who benefited are his family members, not the American people. Let's take a closer look.

We all know about Joe's son, Hunter Biden.

A corrupt Ukrainian Oligarch put Hunter on the board of his gas company, even though he had no experience in the country -- or in the energy sector.

None. Yet he was paid millions to do nothing.

He only had one qualification that mattered: He was the son of the man in charge of distributing U.S. aid to Ukraine.

And recently reported information revealed that a few months after Hunter Biden joined the corrupt company's Board, the Obama-Biden State Department began doing business with them even as it remained under investigation for corruption.

It gets worse.

That very same company was being investigated by a Ukrainian prosecutor.

Joe Biden— the Vice President of the United States— threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine unless that same prosecutor was fired... and then he was fired.

Hunter only resigned from that board… just before his dad announced his campaign for president.

Now let's talk about China.

Fact: Joe Biden flew to China on Air Force Two with Hunter along for the ride.

They said he was just there as a family member.

But we know that's untrue.

In Beijing, Hunter didn't just go sightseeing. He had meetings with his Chinese bank partners.

Hunter even arranged for his dad to meet one of the partners.

Ten days later, those Chinese communist bankers approved millions to go to Hunter's firm.

And those bankers work for the Chinese Communist Party— which oppresses their people, cheated American workers for decades, and covered up a deadly virus.

To this day, Hunter controls a 10% stake in that firm.

And Joe Biden has done more than look the other way on China—he's said "the Chinese aren't our competition."

"Come on man, they're not bad folks."

Come on, Joe.

Talk to the folks in middle America who lost countless jobs to China while your son was getting rich with them.

But there’s more.

Fact. There have been numerous press reports that have shown other close Biden family members benefited from Joe’s 47 year political career.

Joe Biden was point person on Iraq.

The president of a construction firm met with Biden's team in the White House and then, who did they hire to build thousands of houses in Iraq?

Joe Biden's close family member, who had NO experience in the industry and NO experience in Iraq.

A company official bragged that it helps to have a family member “of the Vice President as a partner." 

The family member put it more bluntly by saying there's "a line of 747s filled with cash— ready to invest."

Now, let's follow the money down south.

Again, as reported in the press, yet another family member of Joe's set his sights on Costa Rica and Jamaica, where millions of dollars flowed from the Obama-Biden administration in taxpayer-backed loans to projects linked to, yes, that same family member.

These aren't … isolated … incidents, it's a deliberate pattern of conduct.

And that's just what he did as Vice President.

Imagine what he'd do as President.

How many American families would be allowed to get away with this?

Why should there be one standard for the elite political class, and another set of rules for the rest of us?

When millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump, they knew he'd be different and he is.

He's a tough no nonsense outsider who can't be bought or intimidated.

He won't even take a paycheck from the American people. He donates his paycheck to charities across the country.

Democrats have been lecturing America about integrity for 4 years while their nominee has been writing the textbook on abuse of power for over 40 years.

If they want to make this election a choice between who's been saving America and who's been swindling America, bring it on.

Joe says he will build back better… yeah, build the Bidens back better.

Our president is in this to build a better, safer, and stronger America and will finish what he started to keep this a real land of opportunity for everyone.

If you wanna check your voting status, secure your ballot, or register to vote: text "vote" to 88022.

Remember, the best is yet to come.

Tiffany Trump
Remarks as Prepared:

Good evening I’m Tiffany Trump,

Since speaking at the Republican Convention 4 years ago, so much has changed for the world, for our country, and for my family.

Like so many students across the world, I graduated from law school during the pandemic. Our generation is unified in facing the future in uncertain times -- and many of us are considering what kind of country we want to live in.

As a recent graduate, I can relate to so many of you who might be looking for a job. My father built a thriving economy once, and believe me, he will do it again.

This election I urge each and every one of you to transcend political boundaries. This is a fight for freedom versus oppression, for opportunity versus stagnation, a fight to keep America true to America.

I urge you to make your judgement based on results and not rhetoric.

If you believe in criminal justice reform, there is only one president that passed the First Step Act. Giving people a second chance, a chance at life once again.

And if you believe in expanding quality and affordable healthcare, only President Trump, my father, signed Right to Try into law, the Favored Nations clause, and other actions to lower drug prices and keep Americans from getting ripped off.

People must recognize that our thoughts, opinions, and even the choice of who we vote for are being manipulated and invisibly coerced by the media and tech giants.

If you tune into the media, you get one biased opinion or another. And if what you share does not fit into the narrative they seek to promote, then it is either ignored or deemed a "lie,” regardless of the truth. This manipulation of what information we receive impedes our freedoms.

Rather than allowing Americans the right to form our own beliefs, this misinformation system keeps people mentally enslaved to the ideas they deem correct. This has fostered unnecessary fear and divisiveness amongst us.

Why are so many in the media, in technology, even in our own government, so invested in promoting a biased and fabricated view?

Ask yourselves why are we prevented from seeing certain information? Why is one viewpoint promoted while others are hidden?

The answer is control -- and because division and controversy breeds profit.

But what are the consequences when only one side of the story gets out or when only one viewpoint is acceptable?

For our education system it meant sacrificing civil debate, by creating an atmosphere where students with contrary opinions are too afraid to speak. Many students find themselves suppressing their beliefs to fit into the acceptable groupthink.

In short, our nation suffers by inhibiting our diversity of thought and inclusion of ideas. Working together, outside of our political comfort zones, will accomplish so much more.

Some cynical politicians don’t seem to believe in the miracle of America. I do.  As Maximo Alvarez so eloquently put it on this stage last night, if freedom is lost in this country, “there is nowhere else to go.” Having hope is not weakness…Believing in Miracles is a gift from God.

Tonight, I want to tell you the uncensored truth of what we believe in:

We believe in equality of opportunity.

We believe in freedom of thought and expression. Think what you want. Seek out the truth. Learn from those with different opinions. Then freely, make your voice heard to the world.

We believe in school choice, because a child’s zip code in America should not determine their future.

We believe in freedom of religion for all faiths.

And we believe in the American spirit. A country founded on ideas, not identity. A country where our differences are embraced. And the only country where the word “dream” has been attached to it. Because in America, your life is yours to chart.

So, if you are hearing these things and thinking to yourself, THAT is the kind of country I want to live in. Well, whether you realized it or not, you’re a Trump supporter.

I implore you to see beyond the façade -- the masks -- that so many other politicians employ.

My father is the only person to challenge the establishment, the entrenched bureaucracy, big pharma, and media monopolies to ensure that American’s constitutional freedoms are upheld, and that justice and truth prevail.

My father does not run away from challenges -- even in the face of outright hatred -- because fighting for America is something he will sacrifice anything for. He dreams big dreams for our country -- and he is relentless at achieving them.

You see, Make America Great Again is not a slogan for my father, it is what drives him to keep his promise of doing what is right for American citizens.

The energy for change and opportunity is with us.

God has blessed us with an unstoppable spirit. His Spirit…The American Spirit. My dad has proven to be driven by that spirit! He has demonstrated his faith by his uncompromising heart and actions! My dad has made me believe that America can truly be great again!

If you care about living your life without restraints, about rebelling against those who would suppress your voice, and building YOUR American Dream. Then the choice in this election is clear.

A vote for my father, Donald J. Trump, is a vote to uphold our American ideals. Be true to yourself. And stay true to the Dream of America.

Thank you and God bless you all.

Kim Reynolds
Remarks as Prepared:

I’m Kim Reynolds, governor of the great state of Iowa.

I love this state and am so proud to serve its people. Iowa truly is a land of opportunity.

It’s the birthplace of the computer; it’s a landmark of the financial-services industry. And as so many of you already know, it’s filled with farmland that feeds and fuels the world.

It’s also home to people who care for one another, who work hard, who love this Country and are truly grateful for the freedoms it provides.

As I like to say, Iowa is one big, small town. Neighbor helping neighbor is in our DNA. From the sick farmer who can’t harvest his crops to the single mom who loses her job and is struggling to get back on her feet, the town -- the community -- helps them get through it.

But what happens when a storm rips through almost the entire state? When it’s not one farmer who lost his crop but hundreds. When it’s not one neighbor who is without food, but thousands.

That happened, just two weeks ago. A storm called a derecho, with hurricane-force winds of up to 140 miles per hour, wiped out millions of acres of crops, left thousands without power.

Destroyed homes. Wrecked lives, and left devastation in its wake.

It was the worst storm in our state’s history.

And Iowans did what you expect Iowans to do. They helped each other. They took care of each other. And they still are.

But someone else also had our back: Our president.

When the winds had finished raging and the cleanup had only begun, he showed up. You might not know, because the national media didn’t report it. But the Trump administration was here. In full force.

The day after the storm, the president called to assure me that we had the full backing of the federal government.

Later that week, Vice President Pence came to Iowa to again assure us that the President and his administration were behind us.

With the help of the Trump Administration, we quickly received a disaster declaration that will help Iowans get back on their feet. The President cut through the bureaucracy to do what needed to be done, and to do it quickly.

But that’s not the first time President Trump showed Iowans that we can rely on him.

In 2019, when 100-year floods breached nearly all levees and devastated communities large and small along the Missouri River in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri, the President approved our request for aid in record time -- two days. Well this year, he did it in less than 24 hours.

Whether it’s providing needed relief to farmers who were the target of  China’s unfair trade practices, hammering out new free -- and fair -- trade deals, or fighting for workers and small businesses who were hit hard by COVID-19, we have a President and an Administration who gets things done.

And because of President Trump and his leadership, our county is able to show resolve through adversity, and see opportunity grow and thrive.

This is an administration of action and outcomes. They are delivering every day on their promise to make America great again. And that’s exactly why we need to re-elect President Trump in November.

Thank you. And may God bless the United States of America.

Ryan Holets
Remarks as Prepared:

I’m Ryan Holets, a Police Officer in New Mexico...

In 2017, I had an encounter that changed my life forever. I had just started my shift and responded to a call for service at a gas station. When I arrived, I saw a man and a woman sitting on a grassy slope. I recognized the tell-tale signs…a needle, a spoon…I knew immediately they were preparing to inject themselves with heroin.

Sadly, this is a common sight for me. I encounter the ravages of addiction every day. But, nothing could prepare me for what I discovered as I approached them. The woman was very pregnant. In my shock, I asked her if she knew that she was harming her baby by doing drugs. She crumbled, and burst into tears.

Two worlds collided as I knelt down beside her, a police officer and a homeless drug addict – brought together by forces outside of our control. As we talked, our humanity, distinct from our stations in life, was made abundantly clear. Her name was Crystal, and in the midst of her suffering, she confided that she loved her unborn baby. She wanted the best for her child. In that moment, I saw her the way that all of you who know or love an addict see them, as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends. Human beings full of value and dignity, but robbed of their potential by this disease.

When Crystal said she was looking for a family to adopt her baby, God showed me exactly what I had to do. Without hesitation, I told her that my family would adopt her baby.

Today, our beautiful daughter, Hope, is a thriving two year old. Crystal is approaching three years of recovery. She is a dear friend and a constant inspiration to me and others.

I hold a special place in my heart for those facing opioid addiction. That’s why I’m enormously grateful to the President for his leadership in fighting this deadly enemy. Through his efforts, we are turning the tide on the crisis of addiction.

President Trump declared the Opioid Crisis to be a public health emergency and secured $6 billion in new federal funding to help Americans fight opioid abuse. He invested an additional $100 million to stop the opioid crisis in rural America. And in a move that strikes at the root of the problem, he implemented a Safer Prescribing Plan aimed at reducing opioid prescriptions by over a third within three years. An effort that stops addiction before it ever gains a hold in someone’s life.

And it’s having an impact! Drug overdose deaths decreased in 2018 for the first time in 30 years. Many of the states hardest hit by the opioid crisis are seeing the largest drop in deaths. We’re seeing that doctors are writing fewer prescriptions for opioid pain drugs. These are significant improvements that have a meaningful impact.

We are fortunate, America, to have a President who cares deeply for the downtrodden, who works tirelessly to find solutions. A President who doesn’t just talk about problems – but stops and helps.

President Trump is the leader we’ve needed the past four years. And he is the leader we need for the next four years. You see, Donald Trump is the right President at the right time. Let’s make sure he’s re-elected on November 3rd!

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez
Remarks as Prepared:

Good evening, my name is Jeanette Nuñez, and I’m proud to serve as Lieutenant Governor of the great State of Florida. Tonight, I’m honored to share my story of faith, family, and American freedom.

As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, my story began in 1959, before I was born, when my parents’ dreams of a prosperous life became a nightmare. Chaos spread quickly when Fidel Castro took control of Cuba.

The government confiscated private property—stealing people’s homes, farms, and businesses.

For my parents, the difficult decision to flee Communist Cuba came when the Castro regime abolished religious freedom.

Fellow Americans, the fabric of our Nation is in peril. Daily, the radical Left systematically chisels away at the freedoms we cherish. They peddle dangerous ideologies, cower to global progressives, and normalize socialism to dismantle our Constitution.

Let me assure you, Socialism doesn’t offer opportunity. Socialism deprives. It is a falsehood that feigns promises for its masses and consistently yields only misery.

President Ronald Reagan warned, “if we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to.”

Truer words have never been spoken.

Americans have a choice.  We can go down a dark road of chaos and government control; or we can choose the path of freedom and opportunity that was paved by those who sacrificed everything to preserve the American Dream for future generations.

I have faith that Americans will choose the right path. In 2016, our country yearned for a leader who would work tirelessly to jumpstart our economy and fight for hard-working Americans.

Since Day 1, President Donald Trump has put America First.  His pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda has ushered in historically low unemployment, record job creation, higher wages and rising homeownership. The President is fighting to rescue American jobs and industries for places like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Puerto that were needlessly shipped overseas. He’s defended our religious freedom, stood with democratic allies like Colombia, and shown unwavering resolve while confronting tyrants in countries like Venezuela, Cuba, China, and Nicaragua.

Let us join our President in his vow that America will never be a socialist country!

We must do this by continuing to support a Commander in Chief with a bold agenda that safeguards the rights and freedoms protected under our Constitution.

Today, more than ever, that means supporting our men and women in law enforcement and our heroes in uniform.

It means fighting to provide the best quality education by empowering parents and preserving school choice.

And it means rejecting the socialist takeover of our nation that will destroy the innovation, economic vitality, and freedoms we hold so dear.

As a daughter of immigrants, a wife, a mother of 3 and the first Latina Lieutenant Governor in the history of the State of Florida, it is my distinct privilege to share my story—which is really your story and the story of a nation that has opened doors, lifted its people and yielded success in a way only the United States of America can.

Together, let’s ensure 4 more years for President Donald J. Trump so that he can continue protecting our republic and so one day, our children, can proudly tell the story of what our generation did to defend the values of faith, family, and freedom.

Thank you, may God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.

Eric Trump
Remarks as Prepared:

Good evening, America.

When I stood on this Convention stage four years ago, no one fully understood the historic change that was about to take place.

We could all feel it. Something was happening. A movement was forming just below the surface.

The forgotten men and women, voiceless in Washington D.C., were preparing to rise up.

Our movement followed the pattern of so many that came before us.

--First, we were ignored.

--Then we were laughed at.

--Then they fought us.

And then – together – we won. From that moment forward, America came first.

America started winning again. America became respected again.

But with every movement, there is a counter-movement.

In the view of the radical Democrats, America is the source of the world’s problems.

As a result, they believe the only path forward is to erase history and forget the past. They want to destroy the monuments of our forefathers.

They want to disrespect our flag – burn the stars and stripes that represent patriotism and the American dream.

They want to disrespect our National Anthem by taking a knee, while our armed forces lay down their lives every day to protect our freedom.

They do not want the Pledge of Allegiance in our Schools. Many, do not want one nation under God.

The Democrats want to defund, destroy, and disrespect our law enforcement.

The Democrats want an America where your thoughts and opinions are censored when they do not align with their own.

President Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction… It must be fought for and protected.”

This is the fight that we are in right now -- and it is a fight that only my father can win.

My father ran, not because he needed the job, but because he knew hardworking people across this great country were being left behind.

The media mocked these patriots – and “the flyover states” in which they lived.

They ignored the Trump flags.

They ignored the millions of MAGA banners and barns painted in Red, White and Blue.

The Silent Majority had no one fighting for them -- in either Party.

Their so called leaders were bowing to China, bribing Iran, and spending more time worrying about how they were received by the elites in Paris — than how Americans would provide for their families in Pittsburgh.

Our family lost friends but it only pushed us to fight harder.

My father pledged to every American in every city, state and town: He Was Going to Make America Great Again.

And so began “The Great American Comeback.”

Almost immediately, taxes were slashed.

Regulations were cut and the economy soared to new heights -- heights never seen before.

Wages went through the roof.

Unemployment reached historic lows, especially for Black Americans, Hispanic Americans and Women.

Trade deals were ripped up and renegotiated — lights were turned back on in abandoned factories across our country.

Trillions of dollars were repatriated back into the United States — which had been sitting in foreign lands for far too long.

Once again --- America became the envy of the world.

And with that renewed strength — came leverage.

The President demanded that our allies pay their fair share for the defense of the Western World.

My father rebuilt the mighty American military – added new jets, aircraft carriers. He increased wages for our incredible men and women in uniform, and expanded the military defense budget to $721 billion per year.

America was no longer weak in the eye of the enemy.

The moment President Trump ordered special forces to kill some of the deadliest terrorists on the planet --- the day the mighty MOAB was dropped on insurgent camps --- is the day America took a stance to never be defeated by the enemy.

Al-Baghdadi and Soleimani? Dead!

Over and over again. Issue after issue.

The economy.

The Wall.

The Military.

Trade deals.

Tax cuts.

Supreme Court Justices.

VA Hospitals.

Prescription drugs

School Choice

“Right To Try”

Moving the embassy to Jerusalem

Peace in the Middle East

Never-ending wars were finally ended.

Promises made, and promises, for the first time, were kept.

Most politicians spend their entire careers in Washington DC and get absolutely nothing accomplished.

For example: Joe Biden. Joe Biden is a politician who has been in government for 47 years.

He is a career politician who has never signed the front of a check and does not know the slightest thing about the American worker or the American business --- the engine which fuels the greatest economy the world has ever known.

The same politician who is a total pushover for Communist China and someone who would be a giant relief for the terrorists who’ve now spent years running, hiding, and being taken out by the most talented military known to man.

Biden has pledged to raise your taxes by 4 trillion dollars -- 82% of all Americans will see their taxes go up significantly.

Biden has pledged to stop border wall construction and give amnesty and healthcare to all illegal immigrants.

Biden has pledged to Defund the Police and take away our Cherished Second Amendment.

My father on the other hand, delivered the largest tax cuts in American history --- knows that if you do not have a border, you do not have a country --- and will always support Law Enforcement and your Right to Keep and Bear Arms. 

Every day my father fights for the American people. The forgotten men and women of this country. The ones who embody the American Spirit, which is unlike anything else in the world.

It built the New York City skyline, it built the Hoover Dam and soon — under my Father’s leadership — it will send Americans to Mars.

The American Spirit can be felt in the majesty of the Grand Canyon, the shadow of Mt. Rushmore and in the stillness of the air at Gettysburg.

It can be seen in the wide-eyed wonder of every American child as they take their first breath in the greatest Country the world has ever known.

It defeated fascism and communism and in 68 days, it’ll defeat the empty, oppressive, and radical views of the extreme left.

Ronald Reagan's quote ends with this simple warning: “One day we could spend our sunset years telling our children … what it was once like in, the United States, where men (and women) were free.”

Under President Trump, freedom will never be a thing of the past. That’s what a vote for Donald Trump represents. It is a vote for the American spirit, the American dream and the American flag.

To the Law Enforcement Officer who is being attacked, betrayed and whose job they are trying to make extinct – My father will fight for you.

To all Houses of Worship and to all people of Faith, stripped of our religious freedoms and religious liberties – My father will fight for you.

To the Voiceless – Shamed, Censored and Canceled – My father will fight for you.

To our Farmers who work dawn to dusk to keep our plates full – My father will too fight for you.

To every single Mother and Father, to our Veterans, our Coal Miners and to the American Worker - My father will fight for you.

And to every proud American who bleeds Red, White and Blue – My father will continue to fight for you.

In closing, I’d like to speak directly to my father.

I miss working alongside you every day but I’m damn proud to be on the front lines of this fight.

I am proud of what you are doing for this country.

I am proud to show my children what their grandfather is fighting for.

I am proud to watch you give them hell.

Never stop. Continue to be unapologetic. Keep fighting for what’s right.

You are making America strong again.

You are making America safe again.

You are making America proud again.

And, yes, together with the Forgotten Men and Women -- who are finally forgotten no more -- you are making America Great Again!

Dad, let’s make Uncle Robert proud.

Let’s go get another 4 years.

I love you very much!

God Bless You and God Bless the United States of America!

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Remarks as Prepared:

Thank you, and it is an honor to be with you as a proud Republican and supporter of President Donald J. Trump. My name is Daniel Cameron and I’m the Attorney General of the great state of Kentucky.

I was raised in Kentucky, just a few miles from Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace. Our first Republican president believed in compassion. Self-reliance. Freedom. Equality. And justice.

Sadly, there are some who don’t believe in this wisdom or in the better angels of our shard American history, as they tear down the statues of people like Ulysses S. Grant and even Mr. Lincoln himself.

Lincoln said that “any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.” And for Republicans, our heroes are those who propelled an imperfect nation ever forward, always striving to make life better for everyone.

But even as anarchists mindlessly tear up American cities while attacking police officers and innocent bystanders, we Republicans do recognize those who earnestly strive for peace, justice, and equality.

In fact, it was General Dwight Eisenhower, a future Republican president, who said: “Democracy is…a…system that recognizes the equality of humans before the law."

Republicans will never turn a blind eye to unjust acts, but neither will we accept this all-out assault on western civilization.    

My values were shaped by my faith and by my parents. I worked at their small coffee shop, meeting people from all walks of life. And I realized something: everyone needs a cup of coffee.

That lesson has stuck with me because, despite our difference, we all want the same things:

For our children to have more opportunities than we did. To feel the dignity of work. And to believe that if you play by the rules, you can make a good life for yourself and your family.

The question is: will we choose the path that gives us the best chance to meet those universal desires?

Or will we go backward, to a time when people were treated like political commodities who can’t be trusted to think for themselves?

I think often about my ancestors who struggled for freedom. And as I think of those giants and their broad shoulders, I also think about Joe Biden, who says:

If you aren’t voting for me, “you ain’t black.”

Who argued that Republicans would put us “back in chains.”

Who says there is no “diversity” of thought in the black community.

Joe Biden is a backwards thinker in a world craving forward-looking leadership. There’s no wisdom in his record or plan, just a trail of discredited ideas and offensive statements.

Joe Biden would destroy jobs, raise our taxes, and throw away the lives of countless unborn children.

And he is captive to the radical left, a movement committed to cancel culture and the destruction of public discourse. They believe your skin color must dictate your politics. If you fail to conform while exercising your God given right to speak and think freely, they will cut you down.

The politics of identity, cancellation, and mob rule are not acceptable to me, and Republicans trust you, the people, to think for yourselves and to pursue your American Dream however you see fit.

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present,” Mr. Lincoln said. “The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion.”

I’ve believe President Trump can meet Lincoln’s mandate, even as Joe Biden remains trapped by his party’s radicals and his own failed record.

Let’s be honest: no one is excited about Joe Biden. And so I ask you to judge the record:

On criminal justice reform: Joe Biden couldn’t do it, but President Trump did.

On the economy: Joe Biden couldn’t do it, but President Trump did build an economy that worked for everyone, especially minorities, and he will do it again.

And on immigration: Joe Biden promises more to illegal immigrants than he does to you, and President Trump believes his highest duty is to the American worker.

The choice is clear.

Let me close with something my mom has always said: that this country’s many faces comprise a family, not separate parts to be divided against each other.

And like any family, we care for one another. We grieve together. We share our burdens and struggles, and we celebrate our successes. And though we fuss and fight, we are not enemies. We are Americans, united by a collective faith in our Constitution and laws and the fundamental fairness they represent.

We are defenders of life and of individual liberty. And we carry the mantle of Eisenhower and of Reagan to be a force for good in this world, and one that must always be reckoned with.

That’s my Republican Party, the Party of Lincoln, that believes America is an indispensable nation…an Evergreen Tree, standing tall in a turbulent world.

And that’s why I am voting for Donald Trump for President.

Thank you for listening, and may God Bless you and keep you safe, wherever you are.

The Honorable Mike Pompeo
Remarks as Prepared:

Hi.  I’m Mike Pompeo. I’m speaking to you from beautiful Jerusalem, looking out over the Old City.

I have a big job…as Susan’s husband and Nick’s Dad!

They are more safe, and their freedoms more secure, because President Trump has put his America First vision into action.  It may not have made him popular in every foreign capital, but it has worked.

President Trump understands what my great fellow Kansan, President Eisenhower said, “for all that we cherish and justly desire -- for ourselves or for our children -- the securing of peace is the first requisite.”

The primary Constitutional function of the national government is ensuring your family – and mine – are safe and enjoy the freedom to live, work, learn and worship as they choose.

Delivering on this duty to keep us safe and our freedoms intact, this President has led bold initiatives in nearly every corner of the world:

In China, he has pulled back the curtain on the predatory aggression of the Chinese Communist Party.

The President has held China accountable for covering up the China virus and allowing it to spread death and economic destruction in America and around the world, and he will not rest until justice is done;
He has ensured that Chinese Communist Party spies posing as diplomats are jailed or sent back to China; and
He has ended ridiculously unfair trade deals with China that punched a hole in our economy. Those jobs are coming back home.

In North Korea,

The President lowered the temperature and, against all odds, got North Korean leadership to the table. No nuclear tests, no long range missile tests and Americans held captive in North Korea came home to their families as did the precious remains of scores of our heroes who fought in Korea.
Today, because of President Trump, NATO is stronger, Ukraine has defensive weapons systems and America left a harmful treaty so our nation can now build missiles to deter Russian aggression.

In the Middle East,

When Iran threatened, the President approved a strike that killed Iranian terrorist, Qasem Soleimani, the man responsible for the murder and maiming of hundreds of American soldiers and thousands of Christians across the Middle East.
You will all recall that when the President took office, radical Islamic terrorists had beheaded Americans and ISIS controlled a territory the size of Great Britain.  Today, because of the President’s determination and leadership, the ISIS caliphate is wiped out, its evil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, and our brave soldiers are on their way home.
The President exited the U.S. from the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran and squeezed the Ayatollah, Hezbollah and Hamas.

The President moved the U.S. Embassy to this very city of God, Jerusalem, the rightful capital of the Jewish homeland.
And the President brokered an historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, that our grandchildren will read about in their history books.
As a soldier, I saw, first hand, people desperate to flee to freedom. The way each of us can best ensure our freedoms is by electing leaders who don’t just talk, but deliver.

An American hostage imprisoned in Turkey for two years, Pastor Andrew Brunson, said upon his release that he survived his ordeal with these words of scripture -- “Be faithful, endure and finish well.”  If we stay the course, we will.

May God richly bless you and may God bless our great nation, the United States of America.

First Lady Melania Trump


Good evening.  It seems like just yesterday that we were at our first convention where my husband accepted the Republican nomination and then became our 45th President of the United States. Yet the energy and enthusiasm for who should lead this nation, it is real today as it was four years ago.

I know I speak for my husband and the entire family when I say we have not forgotten the incredible people who were willing to take a chance on the businessman who had never worked in politics. We know it was you who elected him to be Commander-in-Chief. And we know it is you who will carry us through again. We were humbled by the incredible support then, and we are still grateful today.

I want to acknowledge the fact that since March our lives have changed drastically. The invisible enemy, COVID-19, swept across our beautiful country and impacted all of us. My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one, and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering. I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you’re not alone. My husband’s Administration will not stop fighting until there is an effective treatment or vaccine available to everyone. Donald will not rest until he has done all he can to take care of everyone impacted by this terrible pandemic.

I want to extend my gratitude to all of the healthcare professionals, front-line workers and teachers who stepped up in these difficult times. Despite the risk to yourselves and your own families, you put our country first. And my husband and I are grateful.

I have been moved by the way Americans have come together in such an unfamiliar and often frightening situation. It is in times like this that we will look back and tell our grandchildren that through kindness and compassion, strength and determination, we were able to restore the promise of our future. Businesses stepped up and volunteers stepped in. People were eager to share ideas, resources, and support of all kinds with neighbors and strangers alike. It has been inspiring to see what the people of our great nation will do for one another, especially when we are at our most fragile.

Speaking of strength and determination, we recently celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Yesterday on the North Lawn of the White House, we unveil an exhibit dedicated to women’s suffrage. The exhibit called on children from across the country to send art honoring the meaning of this important time in women’s history. When I was judging the entries, I reflected on the impact of women’s voices in our nation’s story and how proud I will be to cast my vote again for Donald this November. We must make sure that women are heard and that the American dream continues to thrive.

Growing up as a young child in Slovenia, which was under communist rule at the time, I always heard about an amazing place called America, a land that stood for freedom and opportunity. As I grew older, it became my goal to move to the United States and follow my dream working in the fashion industry. My parents worked very hard to ensure our family could not only live and prosper in America, but also contribute to a nation that allows for people to arrive with a dream and make it reality. I want to take the moment to thank my mother and father for all they have done for our family. It is because of you, that I’m standing here today.

I arrived in the United States when I was 26 years old. Living and working in the land of opportunity was a dream come true, but I wanted more. I wanted to be a citizen. After 10 years of paperwork and patience, I studied for the test in 2006 and became an American citizen. It is still one of the proudest moments in my life because with hard work and determination, I was able to achieve my own American dream. As an immigrant and a very independent woman, I understand what a privilege it is to live here and to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that we have.

As First Lady, I have been fortunate to see the American dream come true over and over again. I have met many inspiring women, children, parents, and families who have overcome life changing issues that include addiction, homelessness, family members who are ill or have passed away, abuse of all kinds and many other challenges that would make most people give up. The past three and a half years have been unforgettable. There are no words to describe how honored, humbled and fortunate I am to serve our nation as your First Lady.

After many of the experiences I’ve had, I don’t know if I can fully explain how many people I take home with me in my heart each day. From brave soldiers, who give up so much so that we can be free, to children of all circumstances, who I have met around the world, thank you for inspiring me. It is my greatest honor to serve you.

When I speak to members of the military, despite sacrificing time with their families, experience the fear of war or suffering loss, they have no regrets about serving our country. The same goes for their families and the families of first responders who often watch their loved ones walk out the door, not sure if or when they will come home. When I speak to families who have lost someone, the pain mixed with pride I hear in their voices is something I think about often. So thank you to all who serve our country in the military and as first responders. And thank you to the families who wait for them. You are our heroes in your own right.

I have also been moved by the many children and families I’ve spent time with at hospitals, schools and other locations around the world. Children who are dealing with pain or illness that would break even the strongest adult, parents who are grateful to wake up every day and see that their child is still alive. These families are a testament to what faith in medicine, strength and science can do.

On my first international trip as First Lady, my husband and I visited places of great significance to the three major religions, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. One special memory from that trip is of a young boy, I had privilege visiting while at Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome, Italy. While there, I read a little boy a story and learned that he and his family had been waiting for a heart for a very long time and he had a grim prognosis. His situation brought my staff and me to tears and we spoke of little else as we flew to Belgium for the next part of our trip. Upon landing just a few hours later, we learned that a heart had been donated and would be going to the little one. I think about him often, along with so many amazing and strong young patients across our own country.

More profound and sadly unavoidable examples of our country’s strength and character have occurred in the communities that have been impacted by natural disasters. Hurricanes paints, tornadoes and flooding may show the ugly side of Mother Nature, but in their aftermath, they can show us a beautiful side of humanity. My husband and I have visited many places that have been affected by natural disaster and we are deeply moved by the strength of the people who have lost everything and the kindness of neighbors and communities. The common thread in all of these challenging situations is the unwavering resolve to help one another.

I recognize the stories I just told about people who survive extraordinary circumstances, but Donald and I are also inspired by the millions of Americans who wake up each day with a simple, yet courageous goal of providing for their families and keeping them safe. You are the backbone of this country. You are the people who continue to make the United States of America what it is and who have the incredible responsibility of preparing our future generations to leave everything even better than they found it.

Just as you are fighting for your families, my husband, our family, and the people in this administration are here fighting for you. No matter the amount of negative or false media headlines or attacks from the other side, Donald Trump has not and will not lose focus on you. He loves this country and he knows how to get things done. As you have learned over the past five years, he’s not a traditional politician. He doesn’t just speak words. He demands action, and he gets the results. The future of our country has always been very important to him and it is something that I have always admired.

In fact, it is to help ensure a better future for our next generation that I launched Be Best, my initiative to help children achieve their fullest potential. Be Best has one simple goal, teaching youth about the importance of their wellbeing, both mentally and physically. This also includes understanding online safety and the dangers of opioid and drug abuse.

Through Be Best, my office and I have been able to highlight people, programs and organizations that are doing extraordinary things in our country and around the world. I continue to believe that by shining a light on these positive examples, others across the country and globe will become inspired to be a part for our next generation. Helping children is not a political goal. It is our moral imperative.

When I think back to a defining moment of Be Best, my mind goes to a trip I took to Africa. On that vast and beautiful continent, I was able to visit the countries of Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt. One of those visits in particular had a profound impact on me. Ghana on the coast of West Africa was the first stop on my trip, and I experienced firsthand it’s warm people and their traditions. While there, I visited the Cape Coast Castle and learned more about the beginning of a cruel and often deadly journey in the era of the slave trade. I was horrified when I listened to the guide tell me so many inhumane stories, and I gained new perspectives. This time in our history, we must never forget so that we can ensure that it never happens again.

Like all of you, I have reflected on the racial unrest in our country. It is a harsh reality that we are not proud of parts of our history. I encourage people to focus on our future while still learning from our past. We must remember that today we are all one community, comprised of many races, religions and ethnicities. Our diverse and storied history is what makes our country strong, and yet we still have so much to learn from one another.

With that in mind, I’d like to call on the citizens of this country to take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives. I urge people to come together in a civil manner so we can work and live up to our standard American ideals. I also ask people to stop the violence and looting being done in the name of justice, and never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin. Instead of tearing things down, let’s reflect on our mistakes, be proud of our evolution and look to our way forward. Every day, let us remember that we are one nation under God and we need to cherish one another.

My husband’s administration has worked to try and effect change when it comes to issues around race and religion in this country. He’s the first president to address a special session of the United Nations General Assembly to call upon countries across the world to end religious prosecution and honor the right of every person to worship as they choose. He has made substantial investments in our historically black colleges and universities. This president also continues to fight for school choice, giving parents more options to help their children flourish.

My husband knows how to make real change. From the day that I met him, he has only wanted to make this country the best it can be. For many years, I watched him grow concerned and frustrated, and I’m so proud to see the many things he has done in such a short time. America is in his heart. So while at times we only see the worst of people and politics on the evening news, let’s remember how we come together in the most difficult times. And while debate rage on about issues of race, let’s focus on the strides we have made and work together for a better tomorrow for everyone.

Our administration has also devoted historic resources and produced lifesaving results by raising awareness around opioid addiction and drug abuse, especially for children. When so often the headlines are filled with gossip, I want to take this moment to encourage the media to focus even more on the nation’s drug crisis. This disease is one that affects everybody. It pays no attention to race, age, or socioeconomic status. Addiction has touched every part of our society in some way, and now more than ever we have programs in medicine to combat it. We just need to talk about it openly. And you, the media, have the platforms to make that happen.

To the media industry, and as a country, I ask that we all commit to helping in our fight against drug addiction by talking about it even more. Especially as we battle the COVID pandemic, we need to remember that suicides are on the rise, as people who are struggling with loneliness and addiction feel they have nowhere to turn.

Parents, please talk to your children. Teachers and caregivers, pay attention to signs of addiction. Lawmakers, pass legislation that allows those who ask for help to do so safely and without fear, and to provide resources for organizations that help people impacted by addiction. When the stigma is removed, people will no longer be ashamed to ask for help, and lives will be saved. And if you are struggling with addiction, there is no shame in your illness. Please seek help. You’re worth it.

In my next four years as First Lady, I will continue to build upon Be Best, and work with individual states to pass legislation to take care of our most vulnerable. I plan to continue the work I have started with children in foster care, as well as the minority communities and tribal nations. I want to ensure children are being protected, and communities have the resources needed to combat drug addiction and child neglect or abuse. Like my husband and the administration, I will continue to encourage education that supports a child’s individual needs. It is vital that children are given the building blocks to succeed.

I also look forward to continue my work to restore the people’s house, which is a lasting symbol of pride for our nation. I believe this iconic home needs to be cared for and preserved, so it can be enjoyed by the people of this country and visitors from around the world for years to come. I’m passionate about this beautiful house, the grounds, and all they represent.

And now I have a special message for the mothers of this country. This modern world is moving so fast and our children face challenges that seem to change every few months. Just like me, I know many of you watch how mean and manipulative social media can be. And just like me, I’m sure many of you are looking for answers, how to talk to your children about the downside of technology and their relationships with their peers. Like every parent in this country, I feel there are so many lessons to teach our son and the responsibilities as his mother, but there just not enough hours in the day to do it all. I remind myself that I’m more fortunate than most, and still have days that I look for wisdom and strength to do the very best I can for him. To mothers and parents everywhere, you’re warriors.

In my husband, you have a president who will not stop fighting for you and your families. I see how hard he works each day and night, and despite the unprecedented attacks from the media and opposition, he will not give up. In fact, if you tell him he [it] cannot be done, he just works harder.

Donald is a husband who supports me in all that I do. He has built an administration with an unprecedented number of women in leadership roles and has fostered an environment where the American people are always the priority. He welcomes different points of view and encourage thinking outside of the box. I know I speak for my husband and the family when I say we are so grateful that you have trusted him to be your President and we will be honored to serve this incredible country for four more years.

As you have heard this evening, I don’t want to use this precious time attacking the other side, because as we saw last week that kind of talk only serves to divide the country further. I’m here because we need my husband to be our President and Commander in Chief for four more years. He’s what is best for our country. We all know Donald Trump makes no secrets about how he feels about things. Total honesty is what we as citizens deserve from our President. Whether you like it or not, you always know what he’s thinking, and that is because he’s an authentic person who loves this country and its people, and wants to continue to make it better. Donald wants to keep your family safe. He wants to help your family succeed. He wants nothing more than for this country to prosper and he doesn’t waste time playing politics.

Almost four years ago, we went into election day, completely underestimated. Despite what is being said again this year, I know just as you do, that Americans will go to the polls and vote on the behalf of their families, our economy, our national security and our children’s future. To vote for those ideals is not a partisan vote. It is a common sense vote because those are goals and hopes that we all believe in. I believe that we need my husband’s leadership now more than ever in order to bring us back once again to the greatest economy and the strongest country ever known.

God bless you all, your families, and God bless the United States of America.