Fact Check: Trump's Address To The Republican Convention, Annotated
President Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters provided analysis of his remarks live.
Updated at 11:31 p.m. ET
President Trump on Thursday accepted the Republican nomination for the 2020 race against Democrat Joe Biden in a speech that harshly criticized his opponent's record, railed against "cancel culture," and repeatedly invoked a sinister image of a "socialist agenda."
Throughout the week, speakers to the Republican National Convention have argued that Trump would restore "law and order" and make America a safer country than Biden. Republicans often have focused more on what they call a bleak future under Democrats rather than on the record of Trump's actions over the last four years.
Trump's address comes a week after Joe Biden promised to lead the country out of a "season of darkness." ( Read our annotation of Biden's speech here.)
Trump, who spoke at the end of the Thursday evening program of other speakers, discussed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, for which he promised a vaccine by the end of the year, Hurricane Laura and unrest in Kenosha, Wis., where the shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, by police led to protests, followed by another shooting by a civilian.
NPR reporters provided fact checks and analysis of Trump's remarks live. Read the annotations below.
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