The Republican elite gather to witness Trump family circus

In front of a tightly packed crowd of nearly 2,000 unmasked Republicans, the Trump playbook was very much in evidence – implausible claims, slanderous falsehoods, exaggerations, distortions and adulation

30th August, 2020
The Republican elite gather to witness Trump family circus
US president Donald Trump pumps his fist as he stands with First Lady Melania Trump and his sons Barron and Donald Trump jr after speaking on the final night of the Republican National Convention with a speech delivered in front of a live audience on the South Lawn of the White House Picture: Getty

And they’re off. The closing event of the Republican National Convention – a bewildering super-spreader of coronavirus and falsehoods – also serves as the starting gun for the final ten weeks of what both presidential candidates have touted as the most important election in America’s 244-year history.

Between now and November 3, Donald Trump and Joe Biden will spend close to $700 million attempting to persuade the tiny sliver of voters...

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