August 26, 2020

Trump’s evangelical VP Pence gets the limelight

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump’s devoutly evangelical Christian vice president, Mike Pence, takes center stage at the Republican convention Wednesday with a speech likely aimed at voters worried about the president’s moral standing and leadership during the Covid-19 crisis.Pence will speak from Fort McHenry in Baltimore, the site in 1814 of a British bombardment against American revolutionaries that inspired the poem later turned into the US national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”That backdrop will give Pence a cinematic opportunity to make the patriotic case for Trump getting a second t…


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