- August 28, 2020
The Republican National Convention was held under the motto “Make America Great Again, Again.” President Donald Trump and the invited speakers – many of them members of the Trump family – campaigned for Trump’s reelection, painting a dire portrait of a United States under Joe Biden. Who were the key speakers and what topics did they talk about? What does this say about the Republican Party? And did the convention succeed in swaying voters? David Deißner, Executive Director at Atlantik-Brücke, and Tyson Barker, Deputy Executive Director and Fellow at Aspen Germany, as well as podcast guests Andrea Römmele, Professor of Communication in Politics and Civil Society and Director of Executive Education at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and Matthew Karnitschnig, Chief Europe Correspondent at Politico’s Berlin office, discuss the key messages of the convention, the Republicans’ strategy, and what this means for the presidential election.