Don Jr. says this election is 'church, work and school vs. rioting, looting and vandalism' - while Kimberly Guilfoyle attacks Biden and his 'socialist comrades' who will 'fundamentally change this nation'

Donald Trump Jr said Monday night 'this election is church, work and school versus rioting, looting and vandalism' as he took aim at Joe Biden's 'socialism' on the first night of the Republican National Convention. 
His girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host, went after the Democrat nominee's 'comrades who will fundamentally change the nation' during her rollicking address to the GOP faithful.
The Republicans sought to paint Donald Trump as America's guardian angel against unscrupulous socialist forces who want to overthrow all that the Founding Fathers stood for.
The President appeared in two segments, speaking to frontline workers and then to freed hostages and prisoners from overseas during the heavily-produced evening which largely avoided discussion of coronavirus.
Organizers rolled out 'ordinary voters' who praised Trump for his impact on their lives, including a cancer patient and a recipient of PPP bailout cash as they tried to present a diverse face of the party.
There was an emotional Cuban immigrant and black speakers for the event which began with a movie-style voiceover by Jon Voight and ended before 11pm EST. 
Trump had said last week that he wanted more of his convention to be live than the Democrats' but just three speeches were - those of Ronna McDaniel, the Republican Party chair, Nikki Haley, the former ambassador to the United Nations, and Tim Scott, the South Carolina senator. 
But it was the pre-recorded speech of the president's eldest son which stood out as the major political argument of the night and struck directly and forcefully at his father's rival for the presidency.
'This time the other party is attacking the very principles on which our Nation was founded,' he said of Democrats, in a speech taped before it was aired.
He accused Biden, who has spent over 40 years in public office as a senator from Delaware and then as vice president, 'the Loch Ness Monster of the Swamp' – which is the nickname for Washington D.C. 
Donald Trump Jr took his turn in the spotlight on Monday night as the highest profile member of the first family to address the Republican National Convention
Grand setting: Republican speakers delivered their speeches from a podium at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium - including Donald Trump Jr. TV cameras largely stayed tightly focused on them for their speeches
Grand setting: Republican speakers delivered their speeches from a podium at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium - including Donald Trump Jr. TV cameras largely stayed tightly focused on them for their speeches
Trump Jr slams Joe Biden as 'Loch Ness Monster' of the swamp
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Kimberly Guilfoyle's remarks seemed to come from the pulpit, with her arms reached over head in prayer as she shouted out praise for President Trump
Kimberly Guilfoyle's remarks seemed to come from the pulpit, with her arms reached over head in prayer as she shouted out praise for President Trump
Emphatic point: Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, delivered her pre-taped speech to an almost entirely empty Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington D.C.

Donald Trump Jr. fist bumps his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle after they pre-recorded their addresses at the Republican National Convention
Donald Trump Jr. fist bumps his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle after they pre-recorded their addresses at the Republican National Convention
Watching from the side: Donald Trump Jr. watched his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle deliver her speech on a TV in the auditorium
Watching from the side: Donald Trump Jr. watched his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle deliver her speech on a TV in the auditorium
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Donald Trump Jr. addressed some of President Trump's s weakness - his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and race relations - while hitting Joe Biden in one of his areas of strength - his appeal to middle-class workers

'Joe Biden is basically the Loch Ness Monster of the Swamp. For the past half-century, he's been lurking around in there. He sticks his head up every now and then to run for President, then he disappears and doesn't do much in between,' Trump Jr. said. 
The couple recorded their speeches a few hours before they aired and did them in one take, live to tape, DailyMail.com has learned. 
In his remarks, Trump Jr. addressed some of his father's weakness - his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and race relations - while hitting Biden in one of his areas of strength - his appeal to middle-class workers.
The president's son echoed his father in blaming the 'Chinese Communist Party' for the pandemic that has infected more than 5.74 million Americans, including his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, and killed more 177,00 people.
He and Guifoyle, like most of the convention speakers Monday night, spoke from the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington D.C., just a few miles from the White House. 
Trump Jr. complained when the president shut down travel from China that 'Joe Biden and his Democrat allies called my father a racist and xenophobe for doing it. They put political correctness ahead of the safety and security of the American people.'
He also attacked Biden for saying he would shut down the country to help combat the pandemic.
Biden told ABC News in an interview that aired Sunday night that he would close down the country if scientists recommended it.
'I would shut it down; I would listen to the scientists,' he said - a line Republicans promptly pounded on to attack the Democratic candidate.
Trump Jr. said Biden's actions – if elected – would destroy the American economy.
'Biden's radical leftwing policies would stop our economic recovery cold. He's already talking about shutting the country down -- again. It's madness,' he said.
The president's son, who works for the family business The Trump Organization, attacked Biden in one of the Democrat's strongest areas – his appeal to blue-collar voters, the same voters that helped elect President Trump in 2016.
'In fact, if you think about it, Joe Biden's entire economic platform seems designed to crush the working man and woman,' Trump Jr. said. 'He supported the worst trade deals in the history of the planet. He voted for the NAFTA Nightmare. Down the tubes went our auto industry. He pushed TPP. Goodbye manufacturing jobs.'
He also warned that Biden wants to open American borders so 'more illegal immigrants' can 'take jobs from American citizens.'
'Biden also wants to bring in more illegal immigrants to take jobs from American citizens. His open border policies would drive wages down for Americans at a time when low-income workers were getting real wage increases for the first time in modern history,' he said.
Trump Jr kicked off the opening night of the Republican National Convention, which moved its hub of operations to Washington D.C. on Monday night after the business of the gathering - the formal nomination of the president - was completed earlier in the day in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
President Trump's family will take center stage at this week's convention: first lady Melania Trump will give the keynote address on Tuesday night while Eric Trump and Tiffany speak the same evening. Ivanka Trump will introduce her father on Thursday night ahead of his key note address, delivered from the South Lawn of the White House.
Meanwhile, Trump Jr appears to have found a calling in politics. A popular surrogate for his father at campaign rallies and a prolific fundraiser for the Republican Party, Trump Jr has sparked talk he'll run for office one day himself.
But on Monday, he advocated for a second term for his father. He addressed the racial tension in the United States, which is another area where voters give President Trump low marks.
'All men and women are created equal and must be treated equally under the law. That's why we must put an end to racism, and we must ensure that any police officer who abuses their power is held accountable. What happened to George Floyd is a disgrace. And if you know a police officer, you know they agree with that, too,' he said.
However, he also repeated the Republican line that police must be defended.
'But we cannot lose sight of the fact that our police are American heroes. They deserve our deepest appreciation. Because no matter what the Democrats say, you and I both know when we dial 911, we don't want it going to voicemail. So 'defunding' the police is not an option,' he said.
Biden has said repeatedly he does not want to defund police departments.
And Trump Jr closed with a vision for the future.
'Imagine the country you want to live in--one with true equality of opportunity, where hard work pays off and justice is served with compassion and without partiality. You can have it,' he said, adding it would just take re-electing President Trump.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, one of President Trump's most energetic supporters on the campaign trail and the girlfriend of his eldest son, preceded Trump Jr on stage.
The couple make a popular side show ahead of the president at his campaign rallies with their cute, couplely shtick about their life in politics, complete with cute nicknames for one another.
After Guilfoyle finished her remarks, Trump Jr gave her a fist bump.
Guilfoyle stuck to the campaign's talking points in her brief remarks, emphasizing that Trump is the 'law and order president' while Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to defund the police, which Biden has said is not true.
'As Commander-in-Chief, he always puts America First! President Trump is The Law and Order President,' she said. 'Biden, Harris and their socialist comrades will fundamentally change this nation - they want open borders, closed schools, dangerous amnesty and will selfishly send your jobs back to China, while they get richer! They will defund, dismantle and destroy America's law enforcement.'

She also criticized her former home state of California. Guilfoyle is the ex-wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom. When he was San Francisco mayor the couple were portrayed as the future of Democratic politics.
'If you want to see the socialist Biden/Harris future for our country, just take a look at California. It is a place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation and immaculate environment – and the Democrats turned it into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets and blackouts in homes,' she said in dramatic tones.
She then pivoted to what life is like under President Trump.
'In President Trump's America we light things up, we don't dim them down. We build things up, we don't burn them down. We kneel in prayer and we stand for our flag!' she said. 
She spoke dramatically, waving her arms and practically shouting her words.  
Guilfoyle, who is the finance chair of the Trump re-election campaign, promised the 'best is yet to come' under President Trump. She raised her arms wide, as if in prayer, shouting her support for the president.
'President Trump is the leader who will rebuild the Promise of America and ensure that every citizen can realize their American Dream!,' she said and closed with: 'Ladies and Gentleman, Leaders and Fighters for Freedom and Liberty and the American Dream – The best is yet to come!'
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's speech showcased a compassionate brand of Republicanism which described her life story and heritage. 
Haley, the 48-year-old daughter of Indian immigrants, was a rising Republican star when Trump tapped the then-South Carolina governor to become ambassador to the United Nations in 2017. 
She cited her successful efforts to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol grounds following the 2015 massacre of nine Black churchgoers in Charleston by a white supremacist. But she avoided mentioning the word 'Confederate,' instead calling the flag a 'divisive symbol.'
'In much of the Democratic Party, it's now fashionable to say that America is racist. That is a lie. America is not a racist country,' Haley said.
She noted her father wore a turban and her mother a sari.  ' was a brown girl in a black and white world,' Haley said.
'My mom built a successful business. My dad taught 30 years at a historically Black college. And the people of South Carolina chose me as their first minority and first female governor.'
She praised Trump for taking on Iran, China and North Korea, while supporting allies like Israel. Critics have accused the president of cozying up to U.S. adversaries such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while alienating NATO allies.
Haley added the United Nations was not for the faint of heart and was a place where dictators put their hands out and ask for Americans to pay their bills.
'Well, President Trump put an end to all that. With his leadership, we did what Barack Obama and Joe Biden refused to do. We stood up for America and we stood against our enemies,' Haley said.
Also speaking at the convention were the St. Louis couple who went viral for wielding guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home.
Mark and Patty McCloskey, who are facing felony charges, touted Trump's defense of the Second Amendment and also warned Americans of the 'mob.'
'At this moment in history, if you stand up for yourself and for the values our country was founded on, the mob – spurred on by their allies in the media – will try to destroy you,' Mark said as he sat beside his wife and addressed the camera in remote remarks.
The night began with a video montage narrated by actor Jon Voight as patriotic and pro-Donald Trump images and clips showed on screen.
In an attempt to expand speaking time and to upstage Democrats, the festivities Monday night began a full half-an-hour earlier than Democrats began their convention each night last week. 
Voight, an avid Republican, touted in his monologue narration that Trump was elected because he works 'tirelessly' for Americans.
'We chose a different path,' Voight said of Trump's election. 'A man who is not a politician. A man who cares. A man who loves America, and all Americans. A man who works tirelessly for you. Even tonight during this nomination.' 
Republicans on Monday nominated Trump for a second term as he faces Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 election. 

Kimberly Guilfoyle seemed to be speaking from the pulpit when she addressed the Republican National Convention on Monday night
Donald Trump Jr and Kimberly Guilfoyle tweeted their praise for one another during the Republican convention on Monday night
Donald Trump Jr and Kimberly Guilfoyle tweeted their praise for one another during the Republican convention on Monday night
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the largely virtual 2020 Republican National Convention in a live address broadcast from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, U.S., August 24, 2020
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the largely virtual 2020 Republican National Convention in a live address broadcast from the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, U.S., August 24, 2020
Don Jr. says this election is 'church, work and school vs. rioting, looting and vandalism' - while Kimberly Guilfoyle attacks Biden and his 'socialist comrades' who will 'fundamentally change this nation' Don Jr. says this election is 'church, work and school vs. rioting, looting and vandalism' - while Kimberly Guilfoyle attacks Biden and his 'socialist comrades' who will 'fundamentally change this nation' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 05:42 Rating: 5

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