The Republican National Convention (RNC) was held from August 24 through August 27. At the convention, the Republican Party formally nominated President Donald J. Trump for re-election. He will face Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden at the polls on November 3.
The RNC was more formal than the Democratic National Convention (DNC), which took place a week earlier. At the DNC, many speakers addressed the country from their own homes because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the RNC speeches were given at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. At other venues, President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence delivered their speeches in front of an audience.