While promising live live live, there was plenty of that, but also a few taped pieces, including President Trump’s appearance at the Republican National Convention last night – with six hostages rescued during his administration. They were:
American Navy veteran Michael White was arrested in July 2018 while visiting his girlfriend in Iran.
Sam Goodwin encountered a regime checkpoint and was taken into custody in Syria for failure to have a visa.
Pastor Andrew Brunson, Joshua and Tamara Holt and Pastor Bryan Nerran.
Outside of that happy moment and Trump officially snagging the party's nomination, much of the rest of the events featured Republicans hammering Democrats – and in many ways, what anyone would expect. Donald Trump Jr. said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is promoting "radical left policies" that will "stop the economic recovery cold."
Former U.S.-United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley argued Biden “has a record of weakness and failure” while describing President Trump's record as “one of strength and success.” A former governor of South Carolina, she also harkened to her roots as the child of immigrants.
South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott did the same. The only Black Republican in the Senate, he said Team Biden wants a "cultural revolution" and a "fundamentally different America" – a "socialist utopia." "Our family went from Cotton to Congress in one lifetime," Scott noted. "There are millions of families like mine across this nation ... full of potential seeking to live the American Dream. And I'm here tonight to tell you that supporting the Republican ticket gives you the best chance of making that dream a reality."