Amidst a thousand or so political allies, and close family members, president Trump accepted the Republican Party's nomination for a second term in the White House. The ceremony, full of pomp and circumstance, culminated the 2020 Republican National Convention in a display of fireworks and opera.
Shortly before the spectacular wrap-up, president Trump gave a prolonged speech warning voters of the impeding doom that will befall America should it elect Joe Biden as its next leader. Trump, never shy of extolling his own virtues, delivered a powerful message citing the accomplishments of his presidential tenure while going after his rivals with his usual candor.
During the speech, the president chastised Biden's record and accused him of having a nefarious globalist agenda saying that “if given the chance, he [Biden] will be the destroyer of American greatness.” Trump then moved on to criticize "cancel culture" and the tearing down of America's symbols as part of a "mob rule" that must not be allowed. Waxing nostalgic about a bygone era, Trump invoked the history of early Americans as an example to follow :
We want our sons and daughters to know the truth. America is the greatest and most exceptional nation in the history of the world. Our country wasn't built by cancel culture, speech codes, and soul-crushing conformity. We are not a nation of timid spirits. We are a nation of fierce, proud, and independent American patriots. We're a nation of pilgrims, pioneers, adventurers, explorers and trail blazers who refuse to be tied down, held back, or in any way reigned in. Americans have steel in their spines, grit in their souls and fire in their hearts. There's no one like us on Earth.
While the media is busy fact-checking the lengthy speech, it is quite clear that Trump's showmanship is still intact even after a calamitous year of COVID and economic downturn. In a culture where appearances and notoriety are regarded as the most persuasive attributes, it would not be surprising to find Trump as leader of the free world for the next four years.