Tonight, Donald Trump stood in front of a (mostly unmasked) crowd of about 1,000 people on the South Lawn of the White House to give his acceptance speech as the Party’s nominee. It was the last event at the 2020 Republican National Convention celebrating four days of Trump's contributions as President of the United States. It’s the official start to his reelection campaign that aims to keep him (and perhaps him alone...that includes you Mike Pence) in the Oval Office.
Trump started his speech, which ran for one hour and 10 minutes long, by saying, "my fellow Americans, tonight, with a heart full of gratitude and boundless optimism I profoundly accept this nomination for president of the United States."
Some of the topics Trump spoke about tonight included the victims of the recent hurricanes, thanking his late brother, Robert who recently passed away, pointing out all the deficits of the Biden campaign, Joe Biden himself (calling him a weak man) and the Democrats in general, blaming the Obama administration for spying on his campaign, and pumping up his efforts in confronting the coronavirus pandemic. However, it was his commentary about how much he has done for Black people in nearly four years in office (more than any other president since Abraham Lincoln to be exact) that brought about the wrath of Black Twitter.
"And I have done more in three years for the Black community than Joe Biden has done in 47 years. And when I’m re-elected, the best is yet to come," said Trump.
Here are some of the best reactions to Trump's 2020 RNC speech.