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Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle make strong speeches in front of the GOP convo


Donald Trump Jr. said "this election is church, work and school against riot, looting and vandalism" last night when targeting Joe Biden's "socialism" on the first night of the Republican National Convention.

His friend Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News presenter, followed "the Democratic candidate's comrades who will profoundly change the nation" during her boisterous address to GOP believers.

Republicans tried to paint Donald Trump as America's guardian angel against unscrupulous socialist forces who want to overthrow everything the Founding Fathers stood for.

The president appeared in two segments and spoke to frontline workers and then freed hostages and overseas prisoners during the heavily produced evening, largely avoiding the coronavirus discussion.

The organizers introduced "ordinary voters" who praised Trump for his impact on their lives, including a cancer patient and a recipient of PPP bailouts. They initially tried to come up with a diverse face of the party with black black speakers and emotional Cuban immigration in a film-style voice-over by Jon Voight that ended before 11 p.m. EST.

Trump had said last week that he wanted more of his Congress to be live than the Democrats', but only three speeches were live on Monday – those of Ronna McDaniel, the leader of the Republican Party, Nikki Haley, the former ambassador to the United Nations, and Tim Scott, the Senator from South Carolina.

But it was the recorded speech of the President's eldest son that stood out as the main political argument of the night, directly and forcefully meeting his father's rival for the presidency.

"This time the other party is attacking the very principles on which our nation was founded," he said of Democrats in a pre-broadcast speech.

He accused Biden, who spent over 40 years in public office as a Senator from Delaware and then Vice President "the Loch Ness monster of the swamp" – the nickname for Washington D.C.

It was Donald Trump Jr.'s turn on Monday night as the most famous member of the first family to speak before the Republican National Convention

Great Setting: Republican speakers delivered their speeches from a podium in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium - including Donald Trump Jr.'s television cameras largely focused on them for their speeches

Great Setting: Republican speakers delivered their speeches from a podium in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium – including Donald Trump Jr.'s television cameras largely focused on them for their speeches

Kimberly Guilfoyle's remarks seemed to be coming from the pulpit, her arms stretched over her head in prayer as she praised President Trump

Kimberly Guilfoyle's remarks seemed to be coming from the pulpit, her arms stretched over her head in prayer as she praised President Trump

Highlighting Point: Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, delivered her pre-recorded speech to a nearly empty Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.

Donald Trump Jr.'s fist nudges girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle after they recorded their addresses at the Republican National Convention

Donald Trump Jr.'s fist nudges girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle after they recorded their addresses at the Republican National Convention

Watching from the side: Donald Trump Jr. watched his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle deliver her speech in the auditorium on TV

Watching from the side: Donald Trump Jr. watched his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle deliver her speech in the auditorium on TV

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Donald Trump Jr. touched on some of President Trump's weaknesses – his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and racial relations – while meeting Joe Biden in one of his strengths – his appeal to civic workers

Black Republican Senator Tim Scott shares how his family "moved from cotton to Congress in a generation."

Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, shared his personal story at the GOP Congress Monday of how his family moved from "cotton to Congress" – when campaigning for the "goodness of America" ​​and Joe Biden recently ripped off Flubs on race.

Scott, a South Carolina senator raised by a single mother who dropped out of ninth grade to complete his education, spoke of his connection with his grandfather, who saw his own rise.

"Growing up he had to cross the street if a white person came," Scott said.

"Our family went to Congress in a life of cotton," Senator Tim Scott told Republican Congress Monday

He suffered from outrage over being forced to pick cotton as a third grader. And he never learned to read or write. Still, he lived long enough to see that his grandson was the first African American to be elected to both the House of the United States and the United States Senate in that country's history. & # 39;

"Our family went to Congress in a life of cotton," he said.

Scott linked his own track record with pitching Donald Trump's re-election at a time of furious clashes between Black Lives Matter protesters and police following the death of George Floyd in police custody.

"And that's why I believe the next American century can be better than the last," said Scott. "We still have a lot to do, but I believe in the goodness of America," he added.

Scott also urged people to paint a "complete picture" of Trump, "whose most ardent opponents have called him a racist."

Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., Speaks on the first night of the Republican National Convention

Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., Speaks on the first night of the Republican National Convention

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) during a working session on Opportunity Zones provided by tax reform in the Oval Office of the White House February 14, 2018 in Washington, DC

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) during a working session on Opportunity Zones provided by tax reform in the Oval Office of the White House February 14, 2018 in Washington, DC

He named several of Joe Biden's Flubs, including one the former Vice President made when he appeared with Charlamagne, the god, on his syndicated show, The Breakfast Club. Biden declined the comment afterwards.

"Joe Biden said if a black guy didn't vote for him, he's not really black," said Scott, recalling the incident. Joe Biden said black people are a monolithic community. It was Joe Biden who said, "Poor kids can be just as smart as white kids."

Biden told the host in May, "If you have a problem figuring out if you are for me or for Trump, then you are not black."

He quickly apologized for the comment. “I know the comments are as if I took the African American voice for granted. But nothing could be further from the truth. & # 39; Biden said he pointed out "I pointed out that I never took the vote for granted".

Scott also referred to Biden's recent comment on NPR: “What you all know that most people don't know, unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudesabout different things. & # 39;

Quickly going back to the comment, Biden said, "Throughout my career, I've seen the variety of thoughts, backgrounds, and feelings within the African American community."

Scott continued his attack when he beat up Biden for the 1994 Crime Bill, saying, "While his words are one thing, his actions take it to a whole new level."

Scott also spoke out in favor of the Opportunity Zones legislation signed by President Trump.

And he tossed Joe Biden and his colleague Kamala Harris several sentences that they wanted to relate to the worst excesses of the socialist dictatorship.

He said they would "turn our country into a socialist utopia," adding, "Make no mistake, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want a cultural revolution. A fundamentally different America."

Scott mentioned Floyd's death, which not only sparked mass protests but also sparked new conversations about race and history.

"That's not how I imagined it tonight, but our country is experiencing something that none of us imagined," said Scott at the largely virtual conference. "From a global pandemic to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, 2020 tested our nation in ways we haven't seen in decades," he said.

& # 39; Joe Biden is basically the Loch Ness monster of the swamp. He's been lurking there for half a century. Every now and then he holds up his head to run for president. Then he disappears and doesn't do much in between, "said Trump Jr.

The couple recorded their speeches hours before they aired and taped them live in one setting, DailyMail.com has learned.

In his remarks, Trump Jr. addressed some of his father's weaknesses – his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and racial relations – while meeting Biden in one of his strengths – his appeal to civic workers.

The president's son echoed his father when he blamed the "Chinese Communist Party" for the pandemic that infected more than 5.74 million Americans, including his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and killed more than 177,000 people.

He and Guifoyle, like most congressional speakers on Monday night, spoke from the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, just a few miles from the White House.

Trump Jr., when the president stopped traveling from China, complained that Joe Biden and his Democratic allies were calling my father a racist and xenophobic. They put political correctness before the safety of the American people. & # 39;

He also attacked Biden for saying he would close the country to help fight the pandemic.

Biden told ABC News in an interview broadcast on Sunday night that he would close the country if scientists recommended it.

& # 39; I would turn it off; I would listen to the scientists, ”he said – a line the Republicans immediately pushed to attack the Democratic candidate.

Trump Jr. said Biden's actions, if elected, would destroy the American economy.

& # 39; Biden's radical left politics would keep our economic recovery cold. He is already talking about closing the country again. It's madness, ”he said.

The president's son, who works for the family business The Trump Organization, attacked Biden in one of the Democrat's strongest areas – his appeal to working class voters, the same voters who contributed to the 2016 election of President Trump.

"When you think about it, Joe Biden's entire economic platform seems designed to destroy the working man and woman," said Trump Jr .. "He supported the worst trade deals in the history of the planet. He voted for the NAFTA nightmare. Our auto industry went bad. He pressed TPP. Goodbye manufacturing jobs. & # 39;

He also warned that Biden wants to open American borders so "more illegal immigrants" can "take jobs from American citizens."

& # 39; Biden also wants to involve more illegal immigrants to relieve American citizens of jobs. His open border policy would lower wages for Americans at a time when low-income workers were receiving real wage increases for the first time in modern history, ”he said.

Trump Jr. kicked off the opening night of the Republican National Convention, which relocated to Washington DC on Monday night after the gathering's business – the formal appointment of the president – was completed earlier that day in Charlotte, North Carolina.

President Trump's family will be the focus of this week's Congress: First Lady Melania Trump will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday night, while Eric Trump and Tiffany will speak that same evening. Ivanka Trump will introduce her father Thursday night ahead of his keynote address delivered from the south lawn of the White House.

Meanwhile, Trump Jr. appears to have found a calling in politics. Trump Jr. is a popular substitute for his father at campaign events and a successful fundraiser for the Republican Party. He sparked talks that one day he will run for office himself.

But on Monday he pleaded for a second term for his father. He touched on racist tensions in the United States, another area where voters give President Trump poor marks.

“All men and women are created equal and must be treated equally under the law. That is why we must put an end to racism and ensure that any police officer who misuses his power is held accountable. What happened to George Floyd is a shame. And if you know a policeman, you know he's okay with that, too, ”he said.

However, he also reiterated the Republican line that the police must be defended.

“But we cannot lose sight of the fact that our police force are American heroes. You deserve our deepest appreciation. Because no matter what the Democrats say, you and I both know that if we dial 911, we don't want it to go to voicemail. So "defusing" the police is not an option, "he said.

Biden has said repeatedly that he does not want to disappoint the police.

And Trump Jr concluded with a vision for the future.

“Imagine the country you would like to live in – one with true equality of opportunity, where hard work pays and justice is served with compassion and without partiality. You can have it, ”he said, adding that it would only require President Trump to be re-elected.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, one of President Trump's most staunch supporters of the campaign and girlfriend of his eldest son, preceded Trump Jr. on stage.

The couple makes a popular sideshow in front of the president at his campaign events with their cute, hook-and-loop shtick about their lives in politics, complete with cute nicknames for each other.

After Guilfoyle finished her remarks, Trump Jr gave her a punch.

Guilfoyle kept the campaign talking points in her brief remarks, stressing that Trump is the "President for Law and Order" while Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to disappoint the police, which Biden says is not true.

“As Commander in Chief, he always puts America first! President Trump is the law and order president, "she said. “Biden, Harris and their socialist comrades will fundamentally change this nation – they want open borders, closed schools, dangerous amnesties, and will selfishly send your jobs back to China as they get richer! They will disappoint, dismantle and destroy American law enforcement agencies. & # 39;

NIKKI HALEY SHOWS COMPILING REPUBLICANISM

Former US Ambassador Nikki Haley's speech showed a compassionate style of republicanism that described her life story and legacy.

Haley, the 48-year-old daughter of Indian immigrants, was a rising Republican star when Trump appointed the then governor of South Carolina as ambassador to the United Nations in 2017.

She cited her successful efforts to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol after a black supremacist massacred nine black churchgoers in Charleston in 2015. But she avoided mentioning the word "Confederate" and instead called the flag a "divisive symbol".

“It is now fashionable in large parts of the Democratic Party to say that America is racist. That's a lie. America is not a racist country, ”said Haley.

She noticed that her father wore a turban and her mother a sari. "Was a brown girl in a black and white world," said Haley.

& # 39; My mother built a successful business. My father taught in a historically black college for 30 years. And the people of South Carolina chose me as their first minority and first female governor. & # 39;

She praised Trump for taking over Iran, China and North Korea, and supported allies like Israel. Critics have accused the president of teaming up with US opponents like Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un while alienating NATO allies.

Haley added that the United Nations is not for the faint of heart and a place for dictators to stretch out their hands and urge Americans to pay their bills.

“Well, President Trump put an end to all of that. With his leadership we did what Barack Obama and Joe Biden refused to do. We stood up for America and stood up against our enemies, ”Haley said.

ST LOUIS COUPLES GOING VIRAL TO ENSURE RIFLE IN BLACK LIFE CREATE PROTESTERS

A St. Louis couple who went viral while standing outside their homes and brandishing guns at riotous Black Lives Matter protesters also appeared during a section Monday night.

Mark and Patty McCloskey, charged with criminal offenses, extolled Trump's defense of the second amendment and warned Americans about the "mob".

"At this moment in history, the mob, spurred on by your media allies, will try to destroy you as you stand up for yourself and the values ​​on which our country was founded," said Mark, as he sat next to his wife and addressed the camera in distant remarks.

Patty said, “What you've seen could just as easily happen to any of you watching from quiet parts of our country. And that's what we'd like to talk to you about tonight. "

She also criticized her former home state of California. Guilfoyle is the ex-wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom. When he was mayor of San Francisco, the couple were portrayed as the future of democratic politics.

“If you want to see the socialist future of Biden / Harris for our country, just look at California. It is a place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation and a pristine environment – and the Democrats have turned it into a country of discarded heroin needles in parks, street riots and power outages in homes, ”she said in dramatic tones.

She then turned to what life is like under President Trump.

“In President Trump's America we illuminate things, we don't dim them. We build things, we don't burn them. We kneel in prayer and stand for our flag! & # 39; She said.

She spoke dramatically, waving her arms and practically shouting her words.

Guilfoyle, the CFO of the Trump re-election campaign, pledged to give the best of what is to come under President Trump. She raised her arms as if in prayer and shouted her support to the President.

"President Trump is the leader who will rebuild America's promise and ensure that every citizen can achieve their American dream!" She said, ending, "Ladies and gentlemen, leaders and fighters for freedom and freedom and the American." Dream – The best is yet to come! & # 39;

Former US Ambassador Nikki Haley's speech showed a compassionate style of republicanism that described her life story and legacy.

Haley, the 48-year-old daughter of Indian immigrants, was a rising Republican star when Trump appointed the then governor of South Carolina as ambassador to the United Nations in 2017.

She cited her successful efforts to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol after a black supremacist massacred nine black churchgoers in Charleston in 2015. But she avoided mentioning the word "Confederate" and instead called the flag a "divisive symbol".

“It is now fashionable in large parts of the Democratic Party to say that America is racist. That's a lie. America is not a racist country, ”said Haley.

She noticed that her father wore a turban and her mother a sari. "Was a brown girl in a black and white world," said Haley.

& # 39; My mother built a successful business. My father taught in a historically black college for 30 years. And the people of South Carolina chose me as their first minority and first female governor. & # 39;

She praised Trump for taking over Iran, China and North Korea, and supported allies like Israel. Critics have accused the president of teaming up with US opponents like Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un while alienating NATO allies.

Haley added that the United Nations is not for the faint of heart and a place for dictators to stretch out their hands and urge Americans to pay their bills.

“Well, President Trump put an end to all of that. With his leadership we did what Barack Obama and Joe Biden refused to do. We stood up for America and stood up against our enemies, ”Haley said.

The St. Louis couple, who went viral for using guns against Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home, also spoke at the convention.

Mark and Patty McCloskey, charged with criminal offenses, extolled Trump's defense of the second amendment and warned Americans about the "mob".

"At this moment in history, the mob, spurred on by your media allies, will try to destroy you as you stand up for yourself and the values ​​on which our country was founded," said Mark, as he sat next to his wife and addressed the camera in distant remarks.

The night started with a video montage narrated by actor Jon Voight as patriotic and pro-Donald Trump pictures and clips on-screen.

To extend speaking time and put the Democrats in the limelight, Monday night celebrations began half an hour earlier than the Democrats started their Congress every night last week.

Voight, an avid Republican, pointed out in his monologue narrative that Trump was elected because he "worked tirelessly" for Americans.

"We chose a different path," Voight said of Trump's election. & # 39; A man who is not a politician. A man who cares. A man who loves America and all Americans. A man who works tirelessly for you. Also tonight during this nomination. & # 39;

Republicans nominated Trump for a second term on Monday when he ran against Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3rd election.

Kimberly Guilfoyle appeared to be speaking from the pulpit as she addressed the Republican National Convention Monday night

Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle tweeted their praise for each other during the Republican convention Monday night

Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle tweeted their praise for each other during the Republican convention Monday night

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, speaks to the largely virtual Republican National Convention 2020 in a live address broadcast on August 24, 2020 from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, USA

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, speaks to the largely virtual Republican National Convention 2020 in a live address broadcast on August 24, 2020 from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, USA

READ DONALD TRUMP JR'S FULL SPEECH TO RNC

Good evening America.

We're here tonight to talk about the Great American Story. To talk about this land we all love. This land of promise and opportunity – heroes … and greatness.

Just a few months ago we saw the American dream come true for more citizens than ever before.

· The largest sustained economic expansion in American history.

· The lowest unemployment rate in almost 50 years.

· The lowest unemployment rate ever for Black Americans, Spanish Americans, women, and just about every other population group.

And then the virus struck, courtesy of the Chinese Communist Party.

The president quickly took action and stopped traveling from China. Joe Biden and his Democratic allies called my father a racist and xenophobic for it. They put political correctness before the security of the American people.

Fortunately, as the virus spread, the president acted swiftly and made sure that ventilators got to hospitals that needed them most. He delivered PPE to our brave front workers. And he gathered the powerful American private sector to face this new challenge.

There is still a lot to be done, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The increase in employment exceeds the expectations of the so-called experts.

But Biden's radical left-wing policies would hold our economic recovery cold. He is already talking about closing the country again. It's madness.

Democrats claim to be for workers, but they have spent the entire pandemic adding a millionaire tax break in Democratic states to the COVID relief bill. Then they attacked my father for suspending income tax for middle class workers.

When you think about it, it seems that Joe Biden's entire economic platform is designed to destroy the working man and woman.

He supported the worst trade deals in the history of the planet. He voted for the NAFTA nightmare. Our auto industry went bad. He pressed TPP. Goodbye manufacturing orders.

Beijing Biden is so weak on China that the intelligence community recently judged the Chinese Communist Party to favor Biden. They know that it will weaken us both economically and on the world stage.

Biden also wants to bring in more illegal immigrants to take jobs away from American citizens. His open border policy would lower wages for Americans at a time when low-income workers were receiving real wage increases for the first time in modern history.

He's committed to lifting the Trump tax cuts, which were the largest in our history. After eight years of slow growth for Obama and Biden, Trump's policies were like rocket fuel to the economy, and especially to the middle class. Biden has promised to pull the money out of his pocket and keep it in the swamp.

But that makes sense when you consider that Joe Biden is basically the Loch Ness monster of the swamp. He's been lurking there for half a century. Every now and then he holds up his head to run for president. Then he disappears and doesn't do much in between.

Wenn Sie also nach Hoffnung suchen, schauen Sie auf den Mann, der das getan hat, was die gescheiterte Obama-Biden-Regierung niemals tun konnte, und der die größte Wirtschaft aufgebaut hat, die unser Land jemals gesehen hat – und Präsident Trump wird es wieder tun.

Wir werden stärker sein als je zuvor, denn wenn wir uns darauf konzentrieren, gibt es kein Hindernis, das Amerika nicht überwinden kann.

Nur dass es diesmal einen Unterschied gibt. In der Vergangenheit glaubten beide Parteien an die Güte Amerikas. Wir waren uns einig, wohin wir wollten. Wir waren uns nur nicht einig, wie wir dorthin gelangen sollen.

Diesmal greift die andere Partei genau die Prinzipien an, auf denen unsere Nation gegründet wurde:

· Gedankenfreiheit

· Redefreiheit

· Religionsfreiheit

· Die Regel des Gesetzes

Thomas Jefferson sagte berühmt: "Ich habe auf dem Altar Gottes ewige Feindseligkeit gegen jede Form von Tyrannei über den Geist des Menschen geschworen." Unsere Gründer glaubten, es gäbe nichts Wichtigeres, als unser von Gott gegebenes Recht zu schützen, für uns selbst zu denken.

Jetzt versucht die Linke, all diese Gründer abzusagen. Sie scheinen dieses wichtige Prinzip nicht zu verstehen: Um uns in Zukunft zu verbessern, müssen wir aus unserer Vergangenheit lernen – nicht sie löschen.

Wir werden also keine Denkmäler abreißen und die Menschen vergessen, die unsere große Nation aufgebaut haben. Stattdessen werden wir aus unserer Vergangenheit lernen, damit wir keine Fehler wiederholen. Und wir werden unermüdlich daran arbeiten, das Leben aller Amerikaner zu verbessern.

Joe Biden und die radikale Linke kommen jetzt auch für unsere Redefreiheit und wollen uns zur Unterwerfung schikanieren. Wenn sie sich durchsetzen, wird es nicht mehr die "stille Mehrheit" sein, sondern die "stille Mehrheit".

Das muss aufhören. Die Meinungsfreiheit war früher ein liberaler Wert, zumindest bevor die radikale Linke übernahm. Jetzt ist die Republikanische Partei die Heimat der Redefreiheit – der Ort, an dem jeder mit unterschiedlichem Hintergrund seine Meinung äußern kann. Und mögen die besten Ideen gewinnen.

Menschen des Glaubens werden angegriffen. Du darfst nicht in die Kirche gehen, aber das Massenchaos auf den Straßen bekommt einen Pass. Es ist fast so, als würde sich diese Wahl zu Kirche, Arbeit und Schule gegen Aufruhr, Plünderung und Vandalismus entwickeln – oder nach den Worten von Biden und den Demokraten zu „friedlichem Protest“.

Anarchisten haben unsere Straßen überflutet und demokratische Bürgermeister befehlen der Polizei, sich zurückzuziehen.

Kleine Unternehmen in ganz Amerika – viele von ihnen in Minderheitenbesitz – werden von Mobs angezündet.

Die demokratischen Bürgermeister tun so, als ob es nicht passiert. Sie nannten es tatsächlich "einen Sommer der Liebe".

Und das bringt mich zu einem anderen wichtigen Prinzip: Jeder Amerikaner muss frei sein, ohne Angst vor Gewalt zu leben – in Ihrem Land, in Ihren Gemeinden und in Ihren Häusern.

Alle Männer und Frauen sind gleich geschaffen und müssen gesetzlich gleich behandelt werden. Deshalb müssen wir dem Rassismus ein Ende setzen und sicherstellen, dass jeder Polizist, der seine Macht missbraucht, zur Rechenschaft gezogen wird. Was mit George Floyd passiert ist, ist eine Schande. Und wenn Sie einen Polizisten kennen, wissen Sie, dass er auch damit einverstanden ist.

Aber wir können nicht aus den Augen verlieren, dass unsere Polizei amerikanische Helden sind. Sie verdienen unsere tiefste Anerkennung. Denn egal was die Demokraten sagen, Sie und ich wissen beide, wenn wir 911 wählen, wir wollen nicht, dass es zur Voicemail geht. Das "Defundieren" der Polizei ist also keine Option.

Alles beginnt mit Sicherheit. Sie können nichts anderes ohne es haben. Sie können sich nicht darauf konzentrieren, Ihren Kindern eine bessere Zukunft aufzubauen, ohne die Gewissheit zu haben, dass sie sicher in ihren Klassenzimmern lernen, sicher in ihrer Nachbarschaft spielen und sicher in ihren Betten schlafen können.

Sicherheit ist aber nur der Anfang. Trumps Amerika ist ein Land der Möglichkeiten – ein Ort der Verheißung.

Ich hatte das Glück, in einer Familie aufzuwachsen, die sich die besten Schulen und die besten Universitäten leisten konnte. Aber eine gute Ausbildung kann nicht das ausschließliche Recht der Reichen und Mächtigen sein. Es muss für alle zugänglich sein.

Deshalb ist mein Vater eine schulfreundliche Wahl. Deshalb nannte er Bildung Zugang zum Bürgerrechtsproblem nicht nur unserer Zeit, sondern aller Zeiten. Es ist nicht hinnehmbar, dass zu viele afroamerikanische und hispanische amerikanische Kinder nur wegen ihrer Postleitzahl in schlechten Schulen festsitzen. Donald Trump wird nicht dafür stehen.

If Democrats really wanted to help minorities and underserved communities, instead of bowing to big money union bosses, they'd let parents choose what school is best for their kids. They'd limit immigration to protect American workers. They'd support the police who protect our neighborhoods. They'd learn how to negotiate trade deals that prioritizes America's interests for a change. They'd end the endless wars and quit sending our young people to solve problems in foreign lands. They'd cut taxes for families and workers. They'd create Opportunity Zones that drive investment into inner cities.

In other words, if Democrats cared for the forgotten men and women of our country, they'd do exactly what President Trump is doing.

America is the greatest country on Earth. But my father's entire worldview revolves around the idea that we can always do even better.

Imagine the life you want to have–one with a great job, a beautiful home, and a perfect family. You can have it.

Imagine the country you want to live in–one with true equality of opportunity, where hard work pays off and justice is served with compassion and without partiality. You can have it.

Imagine a world where the evils of Communism and radical Islamic Terrorism are not given a chance to spread–where heroes are celebrated and the good guys win. You can have it.

That is the life, that is the country, that is the world that Donald Trump and the Republican Party are after. And yes, you can have it. Because unlike Joe Biden and the radical Left Democrats, our Party is open to everyone.

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.

Thank you and God Bless America.

READ KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE'S SPEECH TO THE RNC

Good evening, America, I'm Kimberly Guilfoyle. I speak to you tonight as a single mother, a former prosecutor, a Latina and a proud American!

And, yes, a supporter of Donald Trump. Why? Because he is the President who delivers for America! He built the greatest economy the world has ever known – for the strivers — the working class and middle class. As Commander-in-Chief, he always puts America First! President Trump is The Law and Order President.

Now, Presidential leadership is not guaranteed. It is a choice!

Biden, Harris and their socialist comrades will fundamentally change this nation – they want open borders, closed schools, dangerous amnesty and will selfishly send your jobs back to China, while they get richer! They will defund, dismantle and destroy America's law enforcement… When you are in trouble, and need 911, don't count on the Democrats.

As a first generation American, I know how dangerous their socialist agenda is.

My mother, Mercedes, was a special education teacher from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. My father also an immigrant came to this nation in pursuit of the American Dream. Now, I consider it my duty to fight to protect that dream.

Rioters must not be allowed to destroy our cities. Human, sex, drug traffickers should not be allowed to cross our border.

The same socialist policies which destroyed places like Cuba and Venezuela must not take root in our cities and our schools.

If you want to see the socialist Biden/Harris future for our country, just take a look at California. It is a place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation and immaculate environment – and the democrats turned it into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets and blackouts in homes.

In President Trump's America we light things up, we don't dim them down. We build things up, we don't burn them down. We kneel in prayer and we stand for our flag!

This election is a battle for the Soul of America. Your choice is clear.

Do you support the Cancel Culture, the cosmopolitan elites of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden — who blame America first? Do you think America is to blame?

Or, do you believe in American Greatness, believe in yourself, in President Trump, in individual and personal responsibility?

They want to destroy this country, and everything that we have fought for and hold dear. They want to steal your Liberty, your Freedom. They want to control what you See and Think, and Believe, so they can control how you live!

They want to enslave you to the weak, dependent, liberal, victim ideology, to the point that you will not recognize this country or yourself.

From the beginning, when President Trump spoke about Making America Great Again, he was speaking about that shining city on a hill and restoring the beacon of light that once shined so bright.

His promise was to put America First and he has.

When President Trump cut middle-class taxes, putting tens of thousands of dollars back in the pockets of working-class Americans, that beacon began to flicker once again.

When President Trump commanded the defeat of ISIS, took out Al-Baghdadi and Soleimani, and paved the way for peace in the Middle East. That beacon started to Glow.

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Ladies and Gentleman, Leaders and Fighters for Freedom and Liberty and the American Dream – The best is yet to come!

GOP starts the mainly virtual RNC by calling Donald Trump 'the bodyguard of Western civilization' as it showcases 'ordinary voters' including St Louis gun couple who say he stands between America and 'the mob'

The first night of the Republican National Convention kicked off Monday evening with warnings from several speakers of a 'vengeful mob,' painting Donald Trump as the only thing standing between it and America.

The first speaker, Charlie Kirk, who founded conservative student organization Turning Point USA, set the mood for the night by warning Americans of angry liberals and claiming 'everything we love' is at stake in November.

'I am here tonight to tell you – to warn you – that this election is a decision between preserving America as we know it, and eliminating everything that we love,' Kirk said during live remarks from a podium at the Andrew W Mellon Auditorium in Washington D.C.

He also lauded Trump for putting 'his own life of luxury on the line' to run for president.

'From the moment he came down that famous escalator he started a movement to reclaim our government from the rotten cartel of insiders that have been destroying our country,' Kirk continued.

'We may not have realized it at the time, but this fact is now clear: Trump is the bodyguard of western civilization,' he lavished praise on the president.

'Trump was elected to protect our families – our loved ones – from the vengeful mob that wishes to destroy our way of life, our neighborhoods, schools, church, and values,' he said. 'President Trump was elected to defend and strengthen the American way of life.'

Also speaking at the convention were the St. Louis couple who went viral for wielding guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home.

Mark and Patty McCloskey, who are facing felony charges, touted Trump's defense of the Second Amendment and also warned Americans of the 'mob.'

Charlie Kirk, the first speaker of the first night of the Republican National Convention Monday, warned of a 'vengeful mob that wishes to destroy our way of life'

St. Louis couple Mark (right) and Patty (left) McCloskey also warned a 'mob' would come for Republicans – especially pro-gun Americans – if Donald Trump is not reelected in November

The McCloskeys went viral after a video of them wielding guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home went viral. The two are facing felony charges

The McCloskeys went viral after a video of them wielding guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home went viral. The two are facing felony charges

'At this moment in history, if you stand up for yourself and for the values our country was founded on, the mob – spurred on by their allies in the media – will try to destroy you,' Mark said as he sat beside his wife and addressed the camera in remote remarks.

Monday night started with a video montage narrated by actor Jon Voight as patriotic and pro-Donald Trump images and clips showed on screen.

In an attempt to expand speaking time and to upstage Democrats, the festivities Monday night began a full half-an-hour earlier than Democrats began their convention each night last week.

Voight, an avid Republican, touted in his monologue narration that Trump was elected because he works 'tirelessly' for Americans.

'We chose a different path,' Voight said of Trump's election. 'A man who is not a politician. A man who cares. A man who loves America, and all Americans. A man who works tirelessly for you. Even tonight during this nomination.'

Actor Jon Voight (pictured left with Donald Trump) opened the first night of the Republican National Convention by narrating an video montage of patriotic and pro-Trump clips

Actor Jon Voight (pictured left with Donald Trump) opened the first night of the Republican National Convention by narrating an video montage of patriotic and pro-Trump clips

Tanya Weinreis, a Montana business owner, is one of the first recipients of the Payment Protection Program. 'I feel for workers and businesses across America, who are under assault from shutdowns, from riots, and now face the terrifying prospect of Joe Biden coming after everything we've built,' she said Monday

Among the ordinary American speakers Monday were Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was a victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018.

'I got to see who President Trump really is. He's a good man and a great listener. And he cuts through the B.S.,' Pollack said. 'Then the president did what he said he would do. He took action. He formed the school safety commission that issued dozens of recommendations to make schools safe. But I bet you never heard about that.'

In criticism of the press, Pollack said, 'Instead, the media turned my daughter's murder into a coordinated attack on President Trump, Republicans and our Second Amendment.'

Pollack also said that children's safety are dependent on Trump getting reelected.

'It's hard to tell how much Mr. Biden understands about what happened at Parkland,' Pollack said.

'But he doesn't even seem to know when this shooting happened—he said that he was Vice President when it happened. But he wasn't,' he continued, pointing to the gaffe-prone candidate.

Andrew Pollack, the father of a victim of the Parkland school shooting, said that American children's lives depend on Trump being reelected

'Mr. Biden may not know who was Vice President that day but I do. It wasn't Joe Biden. It was Mike Pence, thank God,' he continued. 'And I know who the President was too. It wasn't Barack Obama. It was President Donald J. Trump. And he took action.'

'I truly believe the safety of your kids depends on whether this man is re-elected. I hope you'll join me in helping to make that happen,' he concluded.

Also speaking on the gun front was Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican who was shot in 2017 during practice for the Congressional Baseball Game. He recalled the incident during his remarks from Washington D.C. Monday.

'After I was shot on a baseball field by a leftist gunman, first responders rushed me to a hospital where I battled for my life,' Scalise said.

He recalled both the president and first lady visiting him that night.

'They were there for my family in the darkest hours,' Scalise said. 'Donald Trump would call to check on me throughout the following weeks, just to see how I was doing. That's the kind of person he is.'

Besides giving Trump a personality endorsement, Scalise also railed against some Democratic calls to 'defund' the police.

'This is personal – I wouldn't be here without the bravery and heroism of the men and women in law enforcement who saved my life,' Scalise argued

Also on deck for remarks early on in the convention kick-off Monday were California public school educator Rebecca Friedrichs, who spoke out against unions and propped up Trump's pro-school choice agenda; and businesswoman Tanya Weinreis, who owns a coffee shop in Montana and was able to remain in business after receiving the Payment Protection Program grant in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

'My company was one of the first to get help from the PPP loan and Praise God, it has been a lifesaver for us,' Weinreis said.

'I feel for workers and businesses across America, who are under assault from shutdowns, from riots, and now face the terrifying prospect of Joe Biden coming after everything we've built,' she continued of the Democratic nominee.

'I am so grateful that we have leaders like President Trump standing up for us who understand the good local business do in our neighborhoods and are not afraid to fight for us every day,' the Mountain Mudd Espresso owner said. 'Thank you President Trump – it is so exciting to be a part of this great American comeback story.'

Maryland Republican congressional candidate Kim Klacik also made remarks after she garnered national attention for a city walk-through ad where she urged black Americans – specifically those in Baltimore – to leave the Democratic Party.

Kim Klasick, a Republican running for the U.S. House in Baltimore, went viral for a campaign ad where she urged black Democrats to leave the party. She repeated the same message during her short remarks at the convention Monday

Kim Klasick, a Republican running for the U.S. House in Baltimore, went viral for a campaign ad where she urged black Democrats to leave the party. She repeated the same message during her short remarks at the convention Monday

'The Democrats still assume that black people will vote for them, no matter how much they let us down and take us for granted,' Klacik, who is running for Elijah Cumming's vacant House seat. 'Nope! We're sick of it and not going to take it anymore. The days of blindly supporting the Democrats are coming to an end.'

She lashed out against Biden, claiming he 'believes we can't think for ourselves — that the color of someone's skin dictates their political views.'

'We're not buying the lies anymore – you and your party have ignored us for too long,' she asserted.

Biden holds a vast majority of the black vote and usually is most popular among this demographic.

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the U.S. Senate, closed out the first night of the convention as the keynote speaker.

He said Biden has said if black people don't vote for him then they aren't really black – he also accused the candidate of seeing all black voters as the same.

Some of President Trump's most ardent defenders inside the Capitol including Rep. Matt Gaetz tore into Democrats at Monday night's GOP convention – as the Florida Republican said Democrats would invite gang members to live next door.

'They'll disarm you, empty the prisons, lock you in your home, and invite MS-13 to live next door. And the defunded police aren't on their way,' Gaetz said, in one of several charged lines.

The Judiciary Committee member and Trump loyalist during the Mueller probe accused Democrats of 'blaming our best and allowing society's worst.'

'He believes in war without winning, war without end,' Gaetz said of Biden, who voted for the 2003 Iraq war authorization.

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, one of Trump's most vocal impeachment defenders, also trained fire on Democrats in his convention remarks, saying cities run by Democrats were facing 'mob rule.'

'And when you take on the swamp, the swamp fights back,' he said. 'They tried the Russia hoax, the Mueller investigation, and the fake impeachment. But in spite of this unbelievable opposition, this president has done what he said he would do,' Jordan said.

Donald Trump appears with frontline workers and freed 'hostages' and Americans held abroad as Republicans try to showcase him having conversations with people he has helped

President Donald Trump appeared Monday night at the Republican National Convention leading conversations from the White House with people he's helped.

Trump talked with frontline workers and then with six hostages who were returned home over the course of his first term.

'You took unprecedented steps, actually, to secure my release and your administration really fought for me,' Pastor Andrew Brunson told the president from the Diplomatic Reception Room.

President Trump spoke with six hostages his administration freed during one of two segments of the Republican National Convention filmed at the White House Monday night

President Trump spoke with six hostages his administration freed during one of two segments of the Republican National Convention filmed at the White House Monday night

The president also appeared with frontline workers at the White House, briefly leading a discussion with them

The president also appeared with frontline workers at the White House, briefly leading a discussion with them

President Trump invited hostages to the White House including Pastor Andrew Brunson (left), Sam Goodwin (center) and Michael White (right)

President Trump invited hostages to the White House including Pastor Andrew Brunson (left), Sam Goodwin (center) and Michael White (right)

THE HOSTAGES DONALD TRUMP APPEARED WITH ON NIGHT NO. 1 OF THE RNC

PASTOR ANDREW BRUNSON: Brunson is an American pastor who was imprisoned in Turkey for two years. Brunson was jailed in October 2016 during the purges that followed the unsuccessful coup that year. Brunson was held for a year without charges and then was charged with involvement in the coup. Throughout 2018, President Donald Trump pressured Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan  using Twitter and sanctions. In October 2018, Turkey charged Brunson with aiding terrorism, but sentenced him to time served, allowing him to leave the country and return to the United States.

JOSHUA AND THAMARA HOLT:  Joshua Holt is a Utah man who traveled to Venezuela in June 2016 to marry his now-wife Thamara. Holt was arrested outside his wife's Caracas apartment, accused of stockpiling weapons, with authorities linking him to American efforts to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's regime. His wife was also arrested. U.S. officials including then Sen. Orrin Hatch, former GOP Rep. Mia Love and others in the Trump administration applied pressure to get the Holts freed, which happened in May 2018.

SAM GOODWIN: Sam Goodwin was traveling in Syria in 2019 who was held for 63 days.  Goodwin, a tourist who aspired to visit every country, was freed with the help of Lebanon as a mediator in July 2019.

PASTOR BRYAN NERREN: Pastor Bryan Nerren was arrested in India in 2019 for failing to claim $40,000 he was carrying. Nerren's family called the arrest targeted due to Nerren's Christian faith. He was imprisoned for six days in deplorable conditions, then released but with his passport confiscated. COVID-19 slowed down his trial, but President Donald Trump's trip to India in February was viewed as instrumental to Nerren getting his freedom. He returned to the U.S. in May.

MICHAEL WHITE:  Michael White is a U.S. Navy veteran who was held in Iran for nearly two years by Iran's Revolutionary Guard. President Trump's State Department and former Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, worked with Swiss authorities to barter for White's release. He returned to the U.S. in June 2020.

Brunson returned to the U.S. from Turkey in October 2018, after imprisoning him during the purges in 2016 that followed an unsuccessful coup.

'We had to get you back,' Trump said.

American tourist Sam Goodwin, who was held for 63 days in Syria, sang the praises of Robert O'Brien and said he was happy that Trump promoted him to national security adviser.  'I can't say enough nice things about him,' Goodwin said, crediting O'Brien with his July 2019 release.

Michael White spoke about being jailed by the Iranian regime.

'It was a major, major trap. I was apprehended there,' he said. 'But what you did sir, is you were able to get me out of that prison in record time, it was amazing,' White said.

And then Josh Holt, along with his wife Thamara, who had both been jailed in Venezuela, talked about how it was a 'great honor' for Trump to immediately welcome them to the White House in June 2018, when they got back.

'I don't really remember a whole lot of it,' Holt admitted. 'It's nice to meet you again.'

Pastor Bryan Nerren, who was detained as he was traveling through India to get to Nepal.

'The darkest moment of our whole time together, your letter to my wife came, and it really gave her the hope and the peace,' Nerren said.

Overall, Trump boasted that he had freed 50 American hostages from 22 countries.

Earlier in the first night of the RNC, Trump thanked a group of frontline workers from the White House.

'There are my friends, these are the incredible workers that helped us so much with the COVID – we can call it many different things, from China virus – I don't want to go through all the names because some people may get insulted but that's the way it is,' Trump said jumpstarting the conversation.

'These are great, great people. Great job, thank you!' he continued.

The president then went around and found out he was spoking to two postal workers, including a Post Office custodian.

'That profession will never be out of business,' Trump commented.

He had also invited to the White House a trucker from Ohio.

'Well, congratulations, I love the truckers,' Trump said. 'They're on my side.'

Two nurses were in the room, along with a police officer from Colorado who had contracted – and recovered from – COVID-19.

'We jsut have to make this Chian virus go away, and it's happening,' the president said.

The two Trump-helmed segments were part of more than two hours of programming that marked the first night of the Republican Pary's own 'virtual' convention.

Most of the mainstage speeches were being filmed several blocks down the road at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

While others, like that of Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the House's most pro-Trump Republicans, were filmed from home.

Earlier Monday, Trump had traveled to North Carolina, which had been the original site of the 2020 RNC, before the president called it partially off and tried to move the major speaking portions to Florida.

The president spent the day blaming the convention not happening in North Carolina on the state's Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

The Jacksonville, Florida portion had to be cancelled as well due to a spike in the state's coronavirus cases.

The president is due to speak Thursday from the White House to officially accept his party's nomination.

Republicans try to present a diverse face by having Donald Trump endorsed by Herschel Walker, and Georgia Democrat who says his party wants to keep black Americans 'on their mental plantation'

Donald Trump's Republican Party sought to present a diverse image of the candidate's support by showcasing endorsements from two African American supporters – including a state lawmaker who accused Democrats of running a 'mental plantation.'

Former NFL great Herschel Walker lent his famous name and football swagger to his endorsement, while also recalling a time he bonded with Trump at Disney World.

'I watched him as the owner of a professional football team,' said Walker, who started out his pro football career in the New Jersey Generals, a USFL team Trump owned.

NFL great Herschel Walker endorsed Donald Trump at the Republican convention

NFL great Herschel Walker endorsed Donald Trump at the Republican convention

'Right after he bought the team, he set out to learn,' said the former Heisman trophy winner. 'He learned about the history of the team, the players, the coaches. Every detail. Then he used what he learned to make the team better,' said walker.

The pitch came days after Democrat Joe Biden staged a multi-cultural convention that celebrated the late civil rights hero John Lewis, had a cast of emcees including Eva Longoria, and highlighted the black and south Asian ancestral of running mate Kamala Harris.

President Trump has made repeated appeals for black support, even as his convention repeatedly blasted protesters it linked to the 'socialist left' and 'mob rule' following the death of George Floyd.

Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat, delivered scathing remarks at his own party, which he accused of exploiting black voters.

'The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave the mental Plantation they've had us on for decades,' he said.

'But I have news for them: We are free people with free minds,' said Jones, at a time when Biden is holding large leads among black voters, but hopes to build a critical advantage over Hillary Clinton's performance, where black turnout dropped off from 2012.

Georgia State Representative (D) Vernon Jones said the Democratic Party 'does not want Black people to leave the mental Plantation they've had us on for decades,' he said

Georgia State Representative (D) Vernon Jones said the Democratic Party 'does not want Black people to leave the mental Plantation they've had us on for decades,' he said

Kimberly Guilfoyle pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, USA, 24 August 2020. She mentioned her Puerto Rican and Irish roots

Kimberly Guilfoyle pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, USA, 24 August 2020. She mentioned her Puerto Rican and Irish roots

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) waits to speak to the largely virtual 2020 Republican National Convention in a live address from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, U.S., August 24, 2020.   He called out Joe Biden for several flubs on race

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) waits to speak to the largely virtual 2020 Republican National Convention in a live address from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, U.S., August 24, 2020.   He called out Joe Biden for several flubs on race

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks by video feed during the largely virtual 2020 Republican National Convention broadcast from Washington

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks by video feed during the largely virtual 2020 Republican National Convention broadcast from Washington

Jones accused Biden of being 'all talk and no action,' and said: 'When President Trump sought to earn the Black vote, the Democratic Party leaders went crazy!'

He talked up Trump's support for historically black colleges. 'That's right. Donald Trump did that.,' he said.

And he talked up criminal justice reform, which Trump successfully negotiated with Congress, building on bipartisan efforts there.

'Democrats couldn't do it! Obama couldn't do it! Joe Biden and Kamala Harris definitely couldn't do it!' er sagte.

He accused Democrats of having 'turned their backs on our brave police officers' in recent protests.

As the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, Jones exonerated himself after facing rape accusations in 2005 when he was De Kalb County Executive in Georgia. The woman stood by her story and the state AG said the charges were dropped because the alleged victim didn't want to go through a trial.

The woman who accused him told investigators that Jones raped her, following an encounter at his home involving her and another woman. The then-29 year old acknowledged telling Jones at the time the encounter was consensual, but did so in order to leave his home. Jones and his lawyer denied the charges and issued statements saying the contact was consensual.

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley also vouched for Trump and talked about her own diverse background.

'He knows that political correctness and cancel culture are dangerous and just plain wrong,' said Haley who is of Indian descent.

The pitches came after Democrats stressed multiculturalism at their convention

The pitches came after Democrats stressed multiculturalism at their convention

Actress Eva Longoria was one of the rotating hosts at the Democratic convention

Actress Eva Longoria was one of the rotating hosts at the Democratic convention

In this image from video, Philonise Floyd, right, and Rodney Floyd speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 about George Floyd, who died in police custody

In this image from video, Philonise Floyd, right, and Rodney Floyd speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 about George Floyd, who died in police custody

'In much of the Democratic party it's now fashionable to say that America is racist. That's a lie. America is not a racist country. This is personal for me,' said Haley, who called herself the 'proud daughter of Indian immigrants.'

Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, called for people to paint a 'full picture' of Trump.

He called several of Joe Biden's flubs, including one he made while appearing withe Charlamagne tha God on his syndicated show 'The Breakfast Club.' Biden walked back the comment afterwards.

'Joe Biden said if a Black man didn't vote for him, he wasn't truly black,' said Scott, recalling the incident. 'Joe Biden said black people are a monolithic community. It was Joe Biden who said 'poor kids can be just as smart as white kids.''

'And while his words are one thing, his actions take it to a whole new level,' he said, blasting Biden for the 1994 Crime Bill.'

Cuban immigrant comes close to tears as he tells Republican convention that Democrats are like Fidel Castro and says his father told him of America: 'There is no other place to go.'

Florida businessman Maximo Alvarez came close to tears as he talked about how those in his native Cuba were deceived by Fidel Castro and Americans shouldn't make the same mistake.

'I may be Cuban born, but I am 100 per cent American,' he told those watching the first night of the virtual Republican National Convention. 'This is the greatest country in the world. If I gave away everything I have today, it would not equal 1 per cent of what I was given when I came to this great country of ours: The gift of Freedom,' he said, his voice breaking.

He added that, 'I still hear my dad: there is no other place to go.'

Florida businessman Maximo Alvarez, a Cuban immigrant, recalled the empty promises made by Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and suggested that progressive Democrats were making many of the same claims

Florida businessman Maximo Alvarez, a Cuban immigrant, recalled the empty promises made by Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and suggested that progressive Democrats were making many of the same claims

Maximo Alverez spoke from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., and came close to tears when he talked about escaping Castro's Communism for freedom in the United States

Maximo Alverez spoke from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., and came close to tears when he talked about escaping Castro's Communism for freedom in the United States

Alvarez, the founder of Sunshine Gasoline, recalled growing up under Castro.

'And I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who could have been me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises,' he said. 'They swallow the Communist poison pill.'

Alvarez said that at Miami's Freedom Tower, referred to as the 'Ellis Island of the South,' 'you can still hear the sound of those broken promises.'

'It is the sound of waves in the ocean, carrying families clinging to pieces of wood, families with children who can't swim, but willing to risk everything to reach this blessed land,' he said. 'It is the sound of tears hitting the paper of an application for American citizenship.'

He recalled that Castro lied when asked if he was a Communist.

'He said he was a Roman Catholic,' Alvarez said. 'He knew he had to hide the truth.'

Alvarez suggested that progressive Democrats were doing the same thing now.

'Free education, free healthcare, defund the police? Trust the socialist state more than your family, than your community,' he said.

'They don't sound radical to my ears, they sound familiar,' Alvarez said.

Alvarez said that today President Donald Trump was 'fighting the forcres of anarchy and Communism.'

'I have no doubt they will hand the country to those dangerous forces,' the Florida businessman said of Democratic rule.

He spoke to an empty auditorium in Washington, D.C., several blocks from the White House, where many of the main speeches were delivered on Monday night.

'I choose President Trump because I choose America, I choose freedom,' he also said.

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