|There was more darkness than light at the first night of the Republican National Convention on Monday. |
Parts of the program seemed intended to humanize President Trump and to inoculate the GOP against charges of racism and sexism.
Some of those efforts were effective, particularly speeches from former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.).
But those speeches — each of which could easily have been delivered to a convention of the pre-Trump GOP — were overwhelmed by foreboding warnings about the terrible fate that would await the nation were the president to be defeated by Democratic nominee Joe Biden in November.
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