The Republican Party has formalized this Monday the nomination of Donald Trump as presidential candidate for the November 3 elections on the first day of a Republican National Convention.
Republican delegates meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, have voted one at a time and loudly to ratify Trump as a candidate for reelection.
“The option has never been so clear as in these elections and the stake has never been so high,” said Vice President Mike Pence, who has hinted that Trump could appear this Monday in person at the convention.
The presence of Trump is not confirmed in a convention greatly diminished by the risk of contagion by the coronavirus. The president has dedicated himself to criticizing through Twitter the retransmission of channels considered hostile by him such as CNN or NBC, although he has also had a few words for Fox News, in principle more related.
“It is incredible that CNN and MSNBC do not broadcast the vote. Fake news! This is what the Republican Party has to deal with. Also, I would have liked to hear the statements of the state delegates instead of the presenters. of Fox News. Ridiculous! “, has affirmed Trump.
Despite public dissent, polls show a united party around Trump. “Our party is united. Our supporters have energy and now we are advancing with confidence in our cause: the re-election of President Trump and Vice President Pence in 70 days,” proclaimed the president of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel.
Trump is more than 7 points behind his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, according to polls, but none of them consider the battle closed, especially given the turnaround that four years ago allowed Trump to prevail over Hillary Clinton despite the fact that the former first lady was a favorite in the polls.