• The 2020 RNC sought to sanitize Trump’s record on an array of issues, going all-in to convince Americans he’s not racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic. 
  • The convention painted an alternate reality for Americans, particularly in terms of Trump’s bungled response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The underlying message of the convention was fundamentally contradictory in that it pitched Trump as the solution to problems that arose or were exacerbated during his presidency. 
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The 2020 Republican National Convention painted an alternate reality for the country, portraying President Donald Trump as a tolerant, levelheaded leader who acted swiftly to contain COVID-19. 

During his speech on Thursday, Trump said his administration is focusing “on the science, the facts, and the data” to handle the pandemic. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Roughly 1,500 people gathered on the South Lawn of the White House for the final night

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