The heart of the proceedings, though, will come this evening, when we’ll finally get a look at how the Trump team manages a very different convention in the midst of the pandemic.
With a vastly scaled back presence in the host city of Charlotte, Trump plans to deliver his acceptance speech on Thursday from the south lawn of the White House. But he also plans to speak on each of the other three nights, albeit it is not exactly clear when and from where. Trump is visiting North Carolina on Monday, but he is due to return to Washington in the late afternoon.
In contrast to Democrats’ reliance on packages and some taped speeches, Trump has expressed a preference for live events and even those with some semblance of a crowd. The theme of the evenings events is “Land of Promise,” and the proceedings are scheduled to start around 8:30 PM ET.