After Donald Trump makes his acceptance speech on the final night of the Trump Campaign Event (also known as the Republican National Convention), Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris will counter his remarks when she delivers the Democratic Party’s official response.
Harris, a current Senator and former Attorney General of California, will speak in Washington, D.C., “on President Trump’s failures to contain COVID-19 and protect working families from the economic fallout” and the “Biden-Harris plan to contain COVID-19 and build a different path forward in America,” former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign said in a press release. Harris is expected to make a strong case for her running mate in the wake of multiple controversies that continue to plague the Trump Administration.
The historic nominee is also expected to use the traditional Democratic response to encourage black voters and voters of color to entrust Joe Biden with the next four to eight years of their lives. “Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods,” Harris said last week.
Ratings have been sluggish for the RNC, trailing their Democratic counterparts from last week’s DNC by a significant margin. Thursday’s lineup leading to Trump’s official acceptance will include speeches from Ben Carson, Mitch McConnell, Rudy Guiliani, and Ivanka Trump, among others.
Harris, a dynamic speaker, will be a sharp contrast to her Republican opponent, Mike Pence, who will make the case for a second term for Trump in a speech to be delivered from Fort McHenry to highlight the RNC’s third night theme of “Land of Heroes.”