Aug 24, 2020
Republican National Convention: What is happening this year?
The Republican National Convention is next week and we're slowly learning more about what it might look like - though some details are still up in the air. As the sitting president, Trump is the de facto nominee, but it's not official until the party anoints him at the convention. Including Vice-President Mike Pence, will be vying for position to lead the party once Trump leaves office - either next year or in 2028. Planners say Trump will be featured on all four days of the convention - but we'll hear from "Everyday" Americans too. Like its Democratic counterpart, the Republican programme will also be a mix of pre-recorded and live speeches, based in Washington DC. Each day will follow themes of America as the land of promise, opportunity, heroes and - in a nod to Trump's slogan - greatness.
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