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Trump, Pence formally nominated at RNC in Charlotte

Washington: The Republican Party on Tuesday formally nominated United States President Donald Trump for a second term in the White House on the first day of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at Charlotte, BBC reported.

Only 336 delegates had gathered in a convention centre in the city for a roll call Tuesday morning to nominate Trump as the party’s candidate to take on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in November’s presidential election. Earlier in the day, the delegates nominated Vice President Mike Pence.

“We fish, we hunt, and we have at least five guns in every home,” said Montana Republican Party Chairman Don Kaltschmidt, who cast 27 votes for Trump.

Minutes after the votes passed the threshold that officially cemented Trump as the candidate, the president made a surprise appearance, walking on stage to chants of “four more years, four more years”.

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