At Once Diminished And Dominating Trump Begins His Next Act
The former president spoke on Saturday to the North Carolina Republican convention as he resumes political speeches and rallies.
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GREENVILLE, N.C. Donald J. Trump, the former president of the United States, commutes to New York City from his New Jersey golf club to work out of his office in Trump Tower at least once a week, slipping in and out of Manhattan without attracting much attention.
The place isnt as he left it. Many of his longtime employees are gone. So are most of the family members who once worked there with him and some of the fixtures of the place, like his former lawyer Michael D. Cohen, who have since turned on him. Mr. Trump works there, mostly alone, with two assistants and a few body men.
His political operation has also dwindled to a ragtag team of former advisers who are still on his payroll, reminiscent of the bare-bones cast of characters that helped lift a political neophyte to his unlikely victory in 2016. Most of them go days or weeks without interacting with Mr. Trump in person.
But when he spoke on Saturday night to the North Carolina Republican convention in what was billed as the resumption of his rallies and speeches, Mr. Trump was both a diminished figure and an oversized presence in American life, with a remarkable and many say dangerous hold on his party.
Jason Miller, an adviser to the former president, agreed on Mr. Trumps control over the party.
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And in a not-so-feel-good moment for at least half the country, Trump also surprised conservative talk show host and provocateur Rush Limbaugh with a Medal of Freedom, as first lady Melania Trump draped it around his neck. Limbaugh was not only a highly inappropriate recipient of the award, which has gone to nationally unifying figures like astronaut Neil Armstrong and Yankees great Joe DiMaggio, but the State of the Union was not the venue in which to give it.
But those werent the only moments heightening the infomercial nature of the proceedings under Trump. As he opened his final State of the Union, Republican members of Congress chanted four more years, a shocking breach of decorum that eviscerated the fading line between a sober affair of state and a re-election rally.
The partisan antics only increased when, at the end of Trumps speech, Pelosi ripped up a printed copy. That was an unthinkable act even in the most partisan relationships between a president and House speaker, like the arch-conservative Reagan and ultra-liberal Tip ONeill in the early 1980s.
It was only in 1913 that in-person presidential speeches to Congress were revived, when Woodrow Wilson delivered his first message live from the House chamber.
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Democratic nominee Joe Biden reserved his remarks for the final night of the Democratic National Convention, but President Donald Trump has chosen the opposite route. Tonight, Trump will give his first of four speeches at the 2020 Republican National Convention, which will be broadcast live from Charlotte, North Carolina. The president is expected to speak under a different theme each night, with the first being Land of Promise.
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What Is Trump Expected To Say
The former president hasnt released any excerpts of his speech, but hes expected to touch on the Biden administrations handling of the border crisis, his lawsuit against the tech companies that he filed last week, the candidates hes touting for the 2022 midterm election and the fallout from the 2020 presidential election.
His son, Donald Trump Jr., who spoke at the conference on Friday, told Fox News, with my father, you never know, right?
I can assure you its going to be interesting. I can assure you people will be outraged, Donald Jr. said.
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Trump: The Key To Republican Success Is More Trumpism
FILE In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a joint statement with Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Former President Donald Trump plans to affirm his commitment to the Republican Party and raise the possibility that someone else will be the GOPs next presidential nominee in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night, April 10, 2021.
The Note: Previewing Trumps Big Speech To Congress Tonight
President Trumps first address to a joint session of Congress is tonight.
Trump set to make his ‘biggest speech yet’ in joint address to Congress
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Day No. 40
The big story: Call it optimism, Trump-style. The White House is promising an optimistic vision in President Trumps first address to a joint session of Congress. But keep in mind that similar words were used to describe his dystopian convention speech, and later a raw inaugural address that described American carnage. Tonight, the first ladys box will be filled with family members of those killed by undocumented immigrants. So no, Trump isnt going to suddenly bring on the sunshine. The source of Trumps optimism, if thats what its going to be called, isnt whats going on in the nation its the fact that Trump is now leading it. When the president talks about being the vessel for the hopes of his supporters, this is how he frames his vision. The biggest piece of that message, of course, is the president himself.
TLDR: In his first major speech as president since the inauguration, Trump is set to deliver his speech to a joint session of Congress at 9 p.m. ET.
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Rnc Convention Streaming Info: How To Watch Republican Convention Live Online
The 2020 Republican National Convention will stream live on the RNCs official website, via their , , and pages, or on Twitch. You can also watch the RNC live on your computer or mobile device via Amazon Prime Video .
For more information on how to watch the 2020 Republican National Convention live, check out our handy guide.
Trump Rnc Speech : How To Watch Trump Live On Tv
There are a variety of different ways to watch Trumps first RNC speech. Tonights major speeches will air live on practically every network and streaming service, from Fox News to MSNBC to Peacock. When it comes time for the 10 oclock-hour speeches, networks including CBS, ABC, and NBC will flip over to convention coverage, as well, so youll have no problem finding Trump on your TV.
AT& T U-Verse , AT& T DirecTV , and Comcast Xfinity customers will also be able be able to watch the RNC live tonight on the channels listed here.
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A week after a cold and rainy Memorial Day weekend in much of the country, temperatures are forecasted to soar to mid-summer levels over Saturday and Sunday. Major cities on the East Coast including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are expected to see high temperatures in the 90s for at least three consecutive days. “This weekend will be entirely different when compared to last weekend,” AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno said. “We expect temperatures to climb 30, 35 and even 40 degrees higher this Saturday and Sunday versus last Saturday and Sunday,” he said.
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Dhs Report: Citizens Of Travel Ban Countries Rarely Implicated In Us
An intelligence report compiled by DHS Intelligence and Analysis Unit has concluded that citizens affected by President Trumps travel ban are rarely implicated in U.S.-based terrorism.
The report concluded that country of citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity, and it says that relatively few of the citizens of these countries maintain access to the U.S. The countries named in the presidents original travel ban were Somalia, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Yemen.
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Former President Donald Trump Speaking At Georgia Save America Rally On Saturday
PERRY, Ga. – Former President Donald Trump plans to speak this Saturday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.
As he sits under a shaded canopy, Florida resident Duane Schwingel patiently waits for former President Donald Trump to arrive in Perry, Georgia for yet another Save America Rally.
Its time when the local people get to realize the bigger issues that are out there and why its important that we have a strong leader at the home, said Schwingel.
The ticketed event, scheduled for Saturday, will be held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. One rally organizer says the doors will open at 2 p.m. Between 5 and 6 p.m., several speakers including Herschel Walker and Senator Burt Jones will deliver remarks. Former President Trump has endorsed Walker for the U.S. Senate and endorsed Jones for lieutenant governor. At 7 p.m., Trump will give a speech before the crowd.
Our Roslyn Giles spoke with Chairman of the Muscogee County GOP, Alton Russell, today and he tells News Leader 9 what to expect.
I expect it to be high energy, very positive kind of a deal, said Russell. I think its important he come to Georgia. I think hes, um, going to be here to endorse, I think with Jodi Hice for Secretary of State, Herschel Walker for Senate, Lieutenant Governor candidate Bert Jones. I think thats the main reason hes going to be here. I think thats what he is going to focus on.
National Security Staffer Quit After 8 Days In Trump White House
A White House national security staffer resigned after eight days in the Trump administration. The Maryland woman is a Muslim-American whose family emigrated from Bangladesh.
She was a holdover from the Obama White House who had hoped to stay.
It was a very tense and unwelcoming feeling, Rumana Ahmed said.
Ahmed worked as a staffer on the National Security Council during the Obama administration. When President Trump took office, she decided to stay, but quickly became uncomfortable. —Jeff Pegues
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