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‘More than Fox News on steroids’: Republicans try to broaden appeal – Sydney Morning Herald

Yes, there were attempts to fire up the Republican Party’s populist base. However, the convention also tried to soften negative perceptions of US President Donald Trump.

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Instead, they made their best possible case for Trump’s handling of the pandemic, highlighting his restrictions on travel from China and playing clips of Democratic politicians downplaying the virus early in the year (omitting any footage of Trump doing the same thing much more recently). A nurse and a surgeon appeared at the podium to praise Trump’s COVID-19 policies.
In his first appearance of the broadcast, Trump interviewed front-line workers – including a truck driver, nurses, post service…

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