According to the Washington Post’s Fact-Checker, the first day of the Republican convention was wall-to-wall balls, bullshit, and poppycock.
The first night of the 2020 Republican National Convention was a fire hose of false or misleading claim, mostly drawn from President Trump’s arsenal of falsehoods.
Not to be outdone, the New York Times came up with their own list.
The speakers on the first night of the Republican convention lashed out at Democrats and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., repeatedly offering false or misleading characterizations about the president’s rival as a “socialist” and a “radical” who would coddle criminals, embrace illegal immigrants, raise taxes and destroy America’s economy. But the speakers also tried to portray President Trump in a positive light, offering testimonials about his efforts on behalf of forgotten Americans, minorities and women — but often exaggerating his successes and glossing over the shortcomings in his handling of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the RNC abandoned any pretense to come up with a platform to run on — not that it matters much anyway — and turned it all over to Trumpism, taking their lead from North Korea and their rubber-stamping of whatever the Dear Leader wants.
Not that I care, but it’s going to be interesting to see what rises from the ashes of the GOP after they get rid of Trump and his crime family.