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Updates and analysis from Day 1 of the Republican National Convention

Nikki Haley, Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Tim Scott were among the supporters who spoke on Monday night.
Image: Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Trump Jr. will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention on Mon., Aug. 24, 2020.Chelsea Stahl / NBC News

The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday morning in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the official convention business took place place, with the vote on the formal nomination of President Donald Trump.

On Monday night, viewers heard from a long list of Trump supporters, including former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley; the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.; and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who controversially waved firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters outside St. Louis, Missouri, home earlier this summer, also delivered remarks.

Trump also appeared in a video with six people who his administration helped free after they had been taken into custody in countries around the world and held sometimes for years.

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944d ago / 1:58 AM UTC

A new contribution to the genre of official Black-friend testimonials

944d ago / 1:46 AM UTC

Vernon Jones, a Black Democrat and Georgia lawmaker, comes out in support of Trump

944d ago / 1:42 AM UTC

St. Louis couple who waved guns at protesters speaks during Republican convention Monday

944d ago / 1:31 AM UTC

Jim Jordan seeks to promote Trump's 'empathy' after DNC zeroes in on Biden quality

944d ago / 1:27 AM UTC

Fact check: Republicans claim Democrats want to defund the police. Biden isn't in favor.

944d ago / 1:26 AM UTC

Trump revives racist term when talking about coronavirus

944d ago / 1:24 AM UTC

What virus?

944d ago / 1:20 AM UTC

Trump hosts a group chat that echoes Biden's from last week

944d ago / 1:19 AM UTC
944d ago / 1:18 AM UTC

Republicans play misleading video praising Trump's coronavirus response

944d ago / 1:14 AM UTC

Welcome to the RNC. This is Trump Country.

944d ago / 1:06 AM UTC

Masked messaging

944d ago / 1:00 AM UTC

Coronavirus counterprogramming from Dems

944d ago / 12:59 AM UTC

Fox cuts off RNC chair McDaniel

945d ago / 12:57 AM UTC

Matt Gaetz throws red meat to base, knocks Democratic 'woketopians'

945d ago / 12:54 AM UTC

DNC offers some counterprogramming in Washington

945d ago / 12:53 AM UTC

Kim Klacik, a Black Republican, gets a national debut at RNC

945d ago / 12:41 AM UTC

Pompeo to address RNC in unprecedented appearance for America’s top diplomat


945d ago / 12:40 AM UTC

Who is Charlie Kirk? Conservative provocateur speaks first at RNC

945d ago / 12:38 AM UTC

Opening RNC video features actor Jon Voight

945d ago / 12:33 AM UTC

Trump Jr. speech was pre-taped

945d ago / 11:49 PM UTC

Trump to appear with rescued hostages tonight

945d ago / 11:46 PM UTC

Michael Cohen says Trump 'can't be trusted' in ad for Democratic group

945d ago / 11:33 PM UTC

Trump calls Biden 'crazy' for saying he'd shut down country to control virus if scientists deemed it necessary

945d ago / 11:31 PM UTC

RNC chair offers a backstage look

945d ago / 11:13 PM UTC

RNC kicks off without a new party platform

945d ago / 10:54 PM UTC

Biden, Harris to get routine virus testing, a notable change

945d ago / 10:39 PM UTC

Trump's campaign to argue America under threat by Democrats

945d ago / 10:22 PM UTC

Trump campaign wanted Kellyanne Conway back but she decided against it

945d ago / 10:02 PM UTC

Republican voters in Florida explain why they're voting for Biden

945d ago / 9:45 PM UTC

4 things to watch for on Night 1

945d ago / 9:02 PM UTC

Delegates cheer Trump's appearance during first day

945d ago / 8:50 PM UTC

Biden hits Trump's 'failed leadership' ahead of RNC speeches

945d ago / 8:34 PM UTC

New York state prosecutor confirms Trump Organization civil probe


945d ago / 8:14 PM UTC

945d ago / 7:46 PM UTC

Postmaster general denies political influence as House questions mail delays

945d ago / 6:32 PM UTC

Fact check: Trump falsely claims he ‘protected pre-existing conditions’

945d ago / 6:20 PM UTC

'Today is about four more years': Pence speaks after being renominated by RNC

945d ago / 6:07 PM UTC

Biden campaign to air new spot across cable channels during RNC

945d ago / 5:48 PM UTC

Biden creates 'safe harbor' for renegade Republicans who've dumped Trump

945d ago / 5:41 PM UTC

Flake explains backing Biden as 'someone who will stop the chaos and reverse the damage'

945d ago / 5:16 PM UTC

Trump alleges Democrats are trying to 'steal the election'

945d ago / 4:33 PM UTC

'Eerie': Republicans convene in a near-empty uptown Charlotte

945d ago / 4:27 PM UTC

Trump officially becomes Republican nominee in 2020 race after delegates’ roll call

945d ago / 3:05 PM UTC

Roll call on Trump nomination begins

945d ago / 2:32 PM UTC

Fireworks approved for National Mall after Trump's final convention speech

945d ago / 2:31 PM UTC

Fact Check: Delegate repeats misleading Trump claim Dems omitted "under God" during pledge

945d ago / 2:25 PM UTC

RNC meets in Charlotte to officially nominate Trump

945d ago / 2:17 PM UTC

Jeff Flake, other former GOP Congress members endorse Biden ahead of RNC

945d ago / 1:28 PM UTC

Trump names improving economy, school choice among his second term priorities

945d ago / 1:18 PM UTC

ANALYSIS: Trump's Republican convention challenge: Overcoming the trust gap

945d ago / 12:51 PM UTC

Spruced-up White House Rose Garden set for Melania Trump speech

945d ago / 12:25 PM UTC

White House transforms from people's house to campaign venue