Day three of Republican National Convention: Live news | News
- The Republican National Convention’s third night blends live in-person speeches with pre-recorded segments.
- Speakers so far have painted a picture of US President Donald Trump as inclusive of women, family, immigrants, and Black Americans at a time of deep political division within the nation.
- Vice President Mike Pence is expected to take centre stage to make the case that Trump will bring the US economy back to its pre-pandemic heights if given four more years in office.
- Kellyanne Conway, a White House adviser who announced that she is stepping down at the end of the month, is also scheduled to speak.
Here are the latest updates:
22:30 GMT – Mike Pence to take centre stage
Vice President Mike Pence will take centre stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday to make the case that Trump will bring the US economy back to its pre-pandemic heights if given four more years in office.
Pence, who will be renominated as Trump’s running mate after on-and-off speculation that he would be dropped from the ticket, is the highest-ranking official to address the four-day convention aside from the president, who has made appearances each day. His speech is expected to highlight the administration’s record, as well as goals for a second term.
22:00 GMT – Last night
First Lady Melania Trump the final speaker on Tuesday night, expressed sympathy for families affected by COVID-19, calling it an “invisible enemy” that had challenged the US but brought its citizens together.
She has “been moved in the way Americans have come together in such an unfamiliar and frightening situation,” and that her husband “will not rest until he has done all he can” to stem the dangers of the coronavirus outbreak.
The first lady spoke from the newly renovated Rose Garden, where her husband was front and centre in the audience gathered to hear her remarks.
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