RNC Highlights Trump's Accomplishments With Speakers From Various Backgrounds

RNC Highlights Trump's Accomplishments With Speakers From Various Backgrounds
President Donald Trump is introduced by RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, on Feb. 1, 2018. (Yuri Gripas/REUTERS)
Allen Zhong

Several speakers whose lives have been directly impacted by President Donald Trump's presidency shared or will share their great American story at the Republic National Convention (RNC) on Wednesday night.

The theme of the third night of the RNC is "Land of Heroes," the Trump campaign said in a statement previewing speaker remarks.

"The third night of the Republican National Convention honors American heroes and their contributions to our great American story," read the statement. "President Trump has restored pride in America by honoring those heroes who have strived, achieved, and sacrificed on behalf of their fellow countrymen and women."

The RNC invited several speakers including supporters of pro-life policies, a logging industry advocate, a victim of crime, and prominent black persons to share how the President's policies have impacted their lives since his inauguration.

Sister Deirdre “Dede” Byrne of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary recognized Trump as "the most pro-life President that this nation has ever had."

A logging industry advocate from Minnesota, Scott Dane, thanked the Trump for his support of the American worker and the middle class.

"Under President Trump, we’ve seen a new recognition of the value of forest management in reducing wildfires. And we’ve seen new support for our way of life—where a strong back and a strong work ethic can build a strong middle class," he said.

Sam Vigil, whose wife Jackie was shot and killed in her car in their garage, expressed his appreciation to Trump for Operation Legend, a Justice Department (DOJ) program which is sending federal officers to areas with high crime rates.

The DOJ announced Aug. 19 that nearly 1,500 people have been arrested and over 200 of them charged under Operation Legend, The Epoch Times reported.

"President Trump launched Operation Legend in July of this year. Almost immediately, the FBI took over Jackie’s case. In a matter of days, they arrested four people. The fifth suspected killer was arrested in Texas on unrelated charges," Vigil is said.

"I am extremely grateful to President Trump and the FBI for their efforts to deliver justice for Jackie and all the other innocent victims of violent crime. I am honored to support the President because he is supporting us," he added.

Several speakers from the black community, including civil rights activist Clarence Henderson and former NFL star Burgess Owens, will also express their support for Trump's achievements in helping address challenges faced by minority communities.

"These achievements demonstrate that Donald Trump truly cares about black lives. His policies show his heart," Henderson said. "He has done more for black Americans in four years than Joe Biden has done in 50!"

Allen Zhong is a long-time writer and reporter for The Epoch Times. He joined the Epoch Media Group in 2012. His main focus is on U.S. politics. Send him your story ideas: [email protected]
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