The second day of the Republican National Convention featured Melania Trump, who delivered the final speech of the night from the historic and freshly-renovated White House Rose Garden. Tuesday’s theme was “Land of Opportunity,” and in addition to Melania Trump, his children, Tiffany Trump and Eric Trump, as well as daughter-in-law Lara Trump, all spoke.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an appearance from the Middle East, and defended President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. “Delivering on this duty to keep us safe and our freedoms intact, this president has led bold initiatives in nearly every corner of the world,” Pompeo said. The four-minute address was taped Monday in Jerusalem, Pompeo’s first stop on a four-day tour of the region.
Trump also pardoned Jon Ponder, a convicted bank robber who founded a non-profit organization that helps former inmates. In a video, the President said “Jon’s life is a beautiful testament to the power of redemption.” Ponder said, “Today, praise God, I am filled with hope. A proud American citizen who has been given a second chance.”
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