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GOP pitches Trump-led American Dream during first night of RNC

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Posted at 11:25 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 23:32:05-04

(WXMI) — Throughout the first night of 2020 Republican National Convention, Republicans pitched President Donald Trump as the American Dream supporting candidate, while expressing a dim future if Democrats gain control of the White House.

The night featured a long list of Trump-supporting speakers, highlighted by Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina.

“Imagine the life you want to have- one with a great job, a beautiful home, and a perfect family. You can have it,” Donald Trump Jr said.

“It all starts by rejecting the radicals who want to drag us into the dark, and embracing the man who represents a bright and beautiful future for all. It starts by re-electing Donald J. Trump President of the United States,” he added.

"There are millions of families like mine across this nation, full of potential seeking to live the American Dream. And I’m here tonight to tell you that supporting the Republican ticket gives you the best chance of making that dream a reality," Senator Tim Scott said.

Speakers also took time to take shots at Democrats and their policies.

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who many have pegged as a future presidential candidate, criticized the Obama-Biden administration for being weak on foreign policy.

“This president has a record of strength and success the former vice president as a record of weakness and failure. Joe Biden is good for Iran and ISIS, great for communist China and he’s a godsend for anyone who wants to apologize, abstain and abandon our values. Donald Trump takes a different approach, he’s tough on China and he took on ISIS and won, and he tells the world what it needs to hear,” Haley said.

Democrats already striking back saying the RNC is lying about a number of things including,"the President's failed response to the coronavirus.”

The President is expected to speak each day followed by a keynote address Thursday night.