Tuesday, day two at the Republican National Convention was more about inclusiveness than on day one which stated out with a chaotic roll call, delegations walking out and charges of plagiarism. Day one started with calling out Governor John Kaisch as “embarrassing” his state for not participating at the convention. The evening was filled with speakers who attacked the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton on a range of subjects but hit hard on Clinton’s email controversy and her role in the Benghazi attack.
Day two’s theme was “Make America Work Again” but the speakers barely touched on the actual subject. Tuesday night the main stars of the night were the Trump children and Ben Carson. Carson came in ready to battle for Trump by taking down Hillary Clinton who at one point he compared to Lucifer. Carson was animated and over the top. It was a side of him voters certainly did not see when he was actually running for the office that his “friend” Donald Trump was one step away of attaining.
Carson stated in his speech that Clinton that one of Clinton’s thesis she wrote in college was about Saul Alinsky. Carson stated that Alinsky, in his book, “Rules for Radicals”, acknowledges that Lucifer was the first rebel who then gained his own kingdom. Carson then drew a line between Alinsky’s statement on Lucifer to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Carson said of Clinton, “This is a nation where every coin in our pockets and every bill in our wallet says, ‘In God We Trust.’ So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer? Think about that.” The line that Carson drew between Clinton and Alinsky’s statement on Lucifer was shaky to say the least.
The two biggest speakers last night though, had to be Trump’s own children. Tiffany Trump was first to speak and she brought to life her father’s softer side. She spoke of how much her father was a constant source of admiration and attention. Tiffany said of her father that. “”For me, the measure of a parent is how much they bolster you when you’re down,” she said, telling the audience that her father had always supported her. Tiffany Trump told the crowd that recently her father was a source of comfort when she recently lost a dear friend that “without his support, I don’t know how I would have made it through.”
Donald Trump Jr. also spoke glowingly of his father’s commitment to family but he also told of his father’s passion for turning the impossible into achievement. Trump Jr. stated that his father has a “track record of accomplishing the impossible.” Trump Jr went on to say that “For my father, impossible is just the starting point,” and that’s important because “we’ve actually started to believe that solving our own problems is impossible.” America is no longer great, but if his father is elected, Trump said, “we’re gonna get it all back. We’ll get it all back better than before.”
Trump Jr. ended his speech by calling out Democrats for failed policies and for not hearing from the average American what they want in a country. Trump explained that the question in this election is who has the judgment to lead. He says Democrat Hilary Clinton is a risk the country can’t afford to take. Trump Jr said of his father’s policies that, “We’re going to put Americans first, all Americans, not a special class of crony elites at the top of the heap.”
Agnes Bedard calls herself a daughter of the 60's. She stills believe that one voice can lead us out of darkness, that one person can start a change, and that one act of kindness can change one person's world. Politics is how the world works to change and that is why she is so passionate about it. As Agnes said we need to fight for our f.uture. Agnes Bedard is also the author of "Before I was Me" Bedard is also a wife, mother and grandmother