Trump Closes RNC With Hour-Plus Speech and Big Fireworks Show — See Night 4's Biggest Moments


President Donald Trump concluded the Republican National Convention with a speech that lasted over an hour and a grand finale fireworks show which at one point spelled out "Trump 2020."

The fourth and final night also featured one of the highest profile speaker lists of the week.

These are the top moments from RNC Night 4.

Fireworks finale

At the conclusion of the president's speech, a long fireworks show sparked off outside the White House for several minutes. At one point the fireworks spelled out "Trump 2020."

Trump makes his case in hour-long speech

After the introduction from Ivanka, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made their way out to the stage before the White House front lawn.

The president began his remarks by saying a word for victims of Hurricane Laura.

He went on to remember his brother Robert, who he said is looking down from heaven. "We love you, Robert," he said into the microphone.

Trump formally accepted the presidential nomination for the 2020 Republican ticket.


Trump unloaded on his opponent Joe Biden, referring to him as a "career politician."

"If given the chance, Biden will be the destroyer of American greatness," Trump said of the Democratic presidential candidate.

Trump colored himself as an outsider who "did what our political establishment never expected and could never forgive, breaking the cardinal rule of Washington politics -- I kept my promise."

He spoke of deals that he pulled the U.S. out of like the Paris climate deal and the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Trump also said that work is continuing on the Mexico border wall and the results have surpassed "our greatest expectations." He also asked border agents in attendance to take a stand.

Trump said that during his first term, he has done "more for the African-American community than any president since Abraham Lincoln, our first Republican president."

He went back to Biden, who Trump said has "a shameful roll call of the most catastrophic betrayals and blunders in our lifetime," and said, "China would own our country if Joe Biden got elected."

Trump then touted his response to coronavirus, saying that the "United States has among the lowest case fatality rates of any major country anywhere in the world."

He called Joe Biden's agenda "the most extreme set of proposals ever put forward by a major party nominee." He also called Biden "a Trojan horse for socialism."

Trump pivoted to the topic of abortion, saying Democrats support "the extreme late-term abortion of defenseless babies right up to the moment of birth."

After voicing support for law enforcement, Trump paid tribute to Miosotis Familia, an NYPD policeman killed while on duty and whose family was in attendance.

He went on to call out Joe Biden and the "Radical Left," and spoke about political correctness, saying, "Americans are exhausted trying to keep up with the latest list of approved words and phrases, and the ever-more restrictive political decrees."

The president concluded his speech speaking loftily of America.

"We are the nation that won a revolution, toppled tyranny and fascism, and delivered millions into freedom. We laid down the railroads, built the great ships, raised up the skyscrapers, revolutionized industry, and sparked a new age of scientific discovery."

He continued: "We set the trends in art and music, radio and film, sport and literature — and we did it all with style, confidence and flair, because that is who we are."

Ivanka Trump: 'Dad, I love you for being real, and I respect you for being effective'

At the top of the 10pm ET hour, Ivanka Trump walked out before a large crowd on the White House lawn, starting her speech with words for people who suffered during Hurricane Laura, which impacted Louisiana and Texas on Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Ivanka said she was the "proud daughter of the people's president," and referred to her father as a "champion of the American worker and a defender of common sense."


Ivanka said the president "fights with all his heart and his might" for American workers, and specifically nodded to Wisconsin farmers, whom she said Trump was determined to help.

Ivanka repeatedly commended her father for his "common sense," saying he doesn't pursue traditionally conservative policies, and claimed he stood up to the pharmaceutical industry.

Before Ivanka introduced Trump and First Lady Melania Trump out, she addressed the crowd with a message she had directly for him.

"Dad, people attack you for being unconventional, but I love you for being real, and I respect you for being effective."

Alice Johnson talks life after prison

Alice Johnson, criminal justice reform advocate, began talking about how lucky she feels to be alive after being given a life sentence in prison.

"My transformation was described as extraordinary," she said of her time in prison. "I never stopped fighting for my freedom."

"My faith in justice and mercy was rewarded," she said. "

Kayla Mueller's parents remember her, address convention

The parents of Kayla Mueller took the stage to talk about their daughter and her story of being captured and killed by ISIS in Syria.

"Kayla was mostly held in a 12’ by 12’ cell in solitary confinement. It was cold and dirty. ISIS terrorists shined bright lights in her face," Carl Mueller said. "They shaved her head. They beat her and tortured her."

"The Trump team gave us empathy we never received from the Obama administration," he concluded. "The Obama administration said it was doing everything it could. The Trump administration actually is."

Tom Cotton contrasts Trump and Biden

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton began by talking about the differences between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

"We need a president who stands up for America, not one who takes a knee," he said. "Joe Biden won't stand up for America. Donald Trump will."

Giuliani cites New York crime rates

Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, took the stage to talk about the political past of New York City.

"Don't let Democrats do to America what they have done to New York," Giuliani said of the increasing crime rates in New York City. He then went on to list a series of crimes happening in the city.

"It is clear that a vote for Democrats and Biden creates the risk that you'll bring this lawlessness to your city, your town, your suburb," he said.

"There is no question that this awesome job of restoring safety for our people cannot be done from your basement, Joe," he continued, leaning into Joe Biden.

"Mr. President, make our nation safe again," he concluded.

Ben Carson defends Trump on race

Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon, began to speak about "how humans are supposed to treat each other."

"America is great when we behave greatly," Carson said. "Our President, Donald J. Trump, believes in the people. He is one of us."

He then went on to defend Donald Trump against those who accuse him of being racist. "One of the first things he did as president was bring the Office of Historically Black Colleges and Universities into the White House so that it could get proper attention and financial support. Before the pandemic, African American unemployment was at an all-time low," he said.

Widow of retired Black officer backs Trump

Ann Dorn began to speak about the death of her husband David Dorn, who was killed during the riots in St. Louis.

"How did we get to this point where so many young people are so callous and indifferent towards human life?" she asked.

"Violence and destruction are not legitimate forms of protest. They do not safeguard Black lives," she said.

Utah attorney general says Trump is 'fierce warrior'

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes described Trump as a "fierce warrior" when it comes to human trafficking.

"Together they’ve done more to combat human trafficking than any Administration in modern history. Now that’s a promise kept!" he said.

Dana White: Trump 'is one of the most loyal human beings I have ever met'

UFC's Dana White began to speak about the importance of the United States' police and fire departments as well as the coronavirus pandemic.

"President Trump has faced all of these obstacles head on," he said. "His highest priority was always the health and safety of everyone in our country," he noted of President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

He then went on to outline Trump's efforts in bringing forms of entertainment back to the American public in a time of need by helping sports organizations to safely play, including the UFC.

"Make no mistake about it, we still have a long way to go," he explained. "[Trump] is one of the most loyal human beings I have ever met."

"What unites us as a nation is freedom, equality, and opportunity," he concluded.

Mitch McConnell: Democrats aren't for the middle

Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Senator, spoke about how he plans to stand up for Middle America.

"Today's Democratic party doesn't want to improve life for Middle America," McConnell argued. "They prefer that all of us in flyover country keep quiet and let them decide how we should live our lives," he said.

Dan Scavino talks journey from golf caddie to White House social director

White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino talks about his journey to the White House.

"We all just need somebody to believe in our capacity to do great things. Donald Trump believed in me when I was a teenage golf caddie and he was already one of the wealthiest, most famous people on the planet," he said. "He saw my potential, even when I couldn’t."

Former Democratic congressman to undecided: 'Be true to who you are'

Jeff Van Drew, New Jersey Congressman, began to speak about how he became a Republican.

He spoke about a shift he's seen in the Democratic party. "This was not the party I knew," he said. He then cast his first Republican vote against Nancy Pelosi.

"Here's my advice: Be true to who you are now. Not who the Democrats used to be. That's why I'm a proud Republican," he said.

Former congressional aide: Trump 'really cares'

Former Congressional Aide Ja-Ron Smith took the stage. He began talking about what his parents taught him about hard work and "strong values."

"America's strength is America's people," he said. "He really cares, and he takes action."

'Land of Greatness' introduction

RNC Night 4 kicks off with a prayer from Franklin Graham and the announcer deeming the theme of the evening "Land of Greatness." Graham talks about the storms, pandemic, and division in America.

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