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RNC 2020: Melania Trump, Mike Pompeo Buck Tradition With Convention Speeches

Posted on AllSides August 26th, 2020
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Both praise the president, stir controversy over the locations for their remarks

First lady Melania Trump argued for her husband’s re-election from the White House grounds, saying he was fighting for Americans, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo weighed in from Jerusalem, as the second night of the Republican convention entered unusual territory for a political event.

The speeches capped a night of programming that carried made-for-TV flourishes that upended norms for a convention, including videos of President Trump issuing a pardon and conducting a naturalization ceremony from the White...

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