Republican National Convention July 22 Highlights
The fourth day of the Republican National Convention saw speakers including Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, Tennessee Representative Marsha Blackburn, and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, among others.Advertisement
In his speech, Thiel said he was “proud to be a Republican.”
As reported by TIME, the founder of PayPal is the first openly gay Republican to speak at the convention in 16 years. “Of course, every American has a unique identity,” he said. “I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American.”
Ivanka, daughter of the business mogul who works at the Trump Organization, spoke highly of her father. She said she has “witnessed [Trump’s] empathy and generosity” and that he is “gender neutral.”
“He hires the best person for the job, period,” she said. She also emphasized that, as president, her father will strive for “equal pay for equal work.” In his company, Ivanka said, there are “more female than male executives”
As reported by the New York Times, also speaking at the convention was Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee who shed light on the source of optimism that is Trump. She focused on how the election of Trump, who in his career as a businessman “has seen challenges” and “learned his lessons,” could lead the country to greatness.
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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, on the other hand, criticized former secretary of state Hillary Clinton for not showing personal and professional ethics, saying she “lied over and over and over and over” about her email server.
“Perhaps worst of all, Hillary Clinton has perfected the art of politics for personal gain,” Preibus said. “She reads ethics rules as carefully as Americans read their junk mail.”
However, the highlight of the day was Trump’s acceptance of the presidential nomination in his almost 75 minute speech, as reported by the Guardian. He said that he will “restore law and order” in the United States which is facing “a moment of crisis” stemming from a series of threats, “illegal immigration” and violence directed at law enforcement.