The Republican National Convention is Ground Zero for discussing issues that are on voter’s minds. This free exchange of ideas has led to substantive conversations about what matters most to voters on Election Day. Yet the second day of the Republican convention centered on protesters outside and whether Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, had plagiarized from a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Bold co-hosts Carrie Sheffield and Hughey Newsome sat down with political and policy analysts to discuss these matters with Robert Kuykendall, Morgan Ortagus, Amanda Marcotte, Ryan Grim, and Sean Illing.
Robert Kuykendall, communications director for 2nd Vote, spoke about conservative Christians’ approach to Donald Trump and this year’s election.
Foreign policy expert Morgan Ortagus, Maverick PAC national co-chair, spoke on topics relating to Trump’s foreign policy, including the lack of details about his plans, policy changes that have taken place, and Trump’s overall attitude and tone throughout this election so far.
Amanda Marcotte, politics writer at Salon, analyzed a video from Mediaite‘s J.D. Durkin looking at Mike Pence’s selection as Trump’s vice presidential candidate. She also gave her thoughts on whether Trump stands a chance in the general election.
Ryan Grim, bureau chief of The Huffington Post, spoke about protests at the convention and the threat of incoming protests, and also addressed issues pertaining to police violence, security measures, and other matters of public safety. He also discussed HuffPost‘s editorial policies on Trump.
Sean Illing, political writer at Salon, spoke about the explosive revelation concerning the plagiarized speech Trump’s wife delivered, the way it has been handled, and where the party and Trump needs to head from here to recover.
Get all the details and more by watching the in-depth video in its entirety. As always, we welcome your thoughts and comments!
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