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Republican National Convention Wraps With Fireworks, Opera

Aug 28, 2020, 8:01 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) reacts as he stands with his family members after delivering his ac...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) reacts as he stands with his family members after delivering his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump gave the speech in front of 1500 invited guests. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump wrapped up his speech closing out the Republican National Convention on Thursday by recounting the achievements of the nation’s pioneers and pledging to forge achievements in energy development, technological advancement and space exploration, including putting the first woman on the moon.

Under his leadership in a second presidential term, Trump said the country would “prove worthy of magnificent legacy.”

Trump’s speech was punctuated by musical selections including “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and fireworks display on the National Mall, with some of the fireworks spelling out “Trump” and “2020.” Opera singer Christopher Macchio also performed from the Blue Room balcony.

He began his speech mentioning Hurricane Laura, which recently lashed the Gulf Coast, killing at least a half a dozen people. Trump said that his thoughts are with the “wonderful people who have just come through the wrath of Hurricane Laura.” He added that he would be visiting the area this weekend.

During his speech, the president lauded the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and said that American’s “don’t look to career politicians for salvation” but instead “put our faith in almighty God.”

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Republican National Convention Wraps With Fireworks, Opera