WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans opened Monday night’s prime-time convention with dark warnings about America’s future if President Donald Trump doesn’t win a second term.
But then two of the Republican Party’s rising stars, both people of color, offered an optimistic view of Trump’s leadership.
They cast him as a protector of religious freedom, the nation’s workers and more. Earlier, Trump turned a surprise opening-day appearance at the scaled-down convention into an opportunity to cast doubt on the integrity of the fall election.
That was just moments after delegates nominated him for a second term.
Trump vigorously contended that he’s done such a great job as president that the only way he can lose “is if this is a rigged election.”