Fox News host Chris Wallace dubbed the Republican National Convention “the Trump convention,” saying it’s dominated by the president and his family.
“I’ve watched most of the last hour and a half and what really strikes me is that while we’re calling this a Republican convention, it’s really the Trump convention,” Wallace, the host of “Fox News Sunday,” said Monday night.
“The most recent Republican president, George W. Bush, won’t be making an appearance this week. Over the weekend, the Republican National Committee announced that because COVID is limiting the attendance of delegates they’re not even going to pass a platform but they pledge support for the president’s America First agenda.”
Wallace noted that first lady Melania Trump and Trump’s four grown children will speak at the event. The president is also expected to speak on all four nights in what Wallace described as an “unprecedented” move.
“He seems to have made the calculation that the best spokesman, the best salesman for Donald Trump is Donald Trump and for the Trump base, the millions of voters out there that voted for him in 2016, who plan to vote for him again, he’s probably absolutely right,” Wallace said.
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