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Trump arrives with bandage on ear

This is his first public appearance since the attempted assassination on Saturday at his rally.
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VIDEO: Trump arrives with bandage on ear
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Sen. Marsha Blackburn speaks at Republican National Convention

The Tennessee senator said the RNC platform reflects the agenda of former President Donald Trump and long-held Republican values.
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VIDEO: Sen. Marsha Blackburn speaks at Republican National Convention
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How violent are American politics?

The attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump marks a dark moment in American politics. ABC's Diane Macedo asks whether American politics and violence are now inextricably linked.
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VIDEO: How violent are American politics?
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Milwaukee voters share which issues matter most

Four Milwaukee voters cite inflation, border protection and democracy as some of the issues they believe are priorities going into the 2024 election.
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Milwaukee voters share which issues matter most
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Florida Rep. Byron Donalds addresses RNC

Florida GOP House Rep. Byron Donalds speaks to the crowd at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.
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VIDEO: Florida Rep. Byron Donalds addresses RNC
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South Dakota Gov. Noem: 'Now is the time to unite'

The crowd erupted in a chant of "Fight, fight, fight" as Noem talked about the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump.
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VIDEO: South Dakota Gov. Noem: 'Now is the time to unite'
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Congresswoman Cammack reacts to deadly Trump Rally shooting

Congresswoman Kat Cammack spoke to ABC News’ Jay Obrien about the shooting of firefighter Corey Comperatore, saying the event hits "close to home" as her husband is also a first responder.
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VIDEO: Congresswoman Cammack reacts to deadly Trump Rally shooting
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Who is Usha Vance? JD Vance's wife leaves law firm after Trump VP announcement

Usha Chilukuri is the wife of Trump's newly announced VP pick J.D. Vance.
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Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, and his wife Usha Chilukuri Vance arrive on the floor during the first day of the 2024 Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum, July 15, 2024.
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reacts to Trump VP nomination

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reacted to former President Donald Trump's selection of J.D. Vance as his running mate.
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VIDEO: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reacts to Trump VP nomination
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'I think this is a great ticket': House Majority Whip Emmer

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with House Majority Whip Rep. Tom Emmer at the Republican National Convention about former President Donald Trump's VP pick, Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance.
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VIDEO: 'I think this is a great ticket': House Majority Whip Emmer
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RNC attendees embrace JD Vance as Trump's 2024 running mate

ABC News spoke to convention-goers just after Vance's VP nomination.
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Republican vice-presidential candidate JD Vance arrives for Day 1 of the Republican National Convention, in Milwaukee, July 15, 2024.
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Sen. Tim Scott electrifies crowd in rousing speech

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott began his Republican National Convention speech by addressing the assassination attempt on Donald Trump.
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VIDEO: Sen. Tim Scott addresses crowd at Republican National Convention
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Trump tells ABC News assassination attempt 'has an impact,' reacts to Biden call

Trump spoke to ABC News at the Republican National Convention on Monday.
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Former President Donald Trump on stage as gunshots are fired at his campaign rally in Butler, Pa., July 13, 2024.
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Trump elevates an ally in JD Vance and sets the course of the GOP's future: ANALYSIS

"Trump wants to make sure MAGA outlives him," one Trump donor said.
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Republican vice-presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance arrives on the floor during the first day of the 2024 Republican National Convention, July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee.
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RNC delegates react to Trump announcing Vance as VP

ABC News spoke to delegates outside the Republican National Convention after Donald Trump named J.D. Vance as his running mate.
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ABC News spoke to delegates outside the Republican National Convention after Donald Trump named J.D. Vance as his running mate.
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The RNC is happening in their hometown. Will it sway these Wisconsin voters?

Four Milwaukeeans sat down with ABC News as the convention kicked off on Monday.
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People walk past the Fiserv Forum ahead of the 2024 Republican National Convention, July 11, 2024, in Milwaukee.
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Donald Trump announces Ohio Sen. JD Vance as VP pick

ABC News' John Katko and Democratic strategist Marsha Espinosa join the show.
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VIDEO: Donald Trump announces Ohio Sen. JD Vance as VP pick
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Trump kicks off RNC with major announcement

Donald Trump has named Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance his running mate. Marc Lotter, America First's chief communications officer, joins the show.
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VIDEO: Trump kicks off RNC with major announcement
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How Trump's campaign is courting minority voters

The 2024 election is projected to be close, and key demographics could make a difference. Bruce Levell, of the Trump campaign, discusses what they’re doing to court young Black voters.
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VIDEO: How Trump's campaign is courting minority voters
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JD Vance announced as Trump's running mate

The Ohio senator will be on the ballot as Trump's running mate come November. RNC Strategic Communications Director Tommy Pigott joins from Milwaukee.
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VIDEO: J.D. Vance announced as Trump’s running mate
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Republicans celebrate Trump's VP pick

GOP front-runner Donald Trump has officially announced his running mate is Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance. Attorney Jerry Goldfeder of Fordham Law joins the show.
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VIDEO: Republicans celebrate Trump's VP pick
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JD Vance as VP pick ‘is a good thing,’ Kevin McCarthy says

The former House speaker comments on Trump’s running mate, the 39-year-old first-term senator from Ohio.
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VIDEO: JD Vance as VP pick ‘is a good thing,’ Kevin McCarthy says
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Day 1 of Republican National Convention continues

As RNC Day 1 got underway, a judge dismissed Donald Trump’s classified documents criminal case. National Review editor Ramesh Ponnuru and Democratic commentator Kaivan Shroff join the show.
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VIDEO: Day 1 of Republican National Convention continues
July 15

Wisconsin voters share their thoughts on the 2024 RNC

Voters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, believe the 2024 Republican National Convention will be good for their town and share whether it may sway their vote.
July 15
 Wisconsin voters share their thoughts on the 2024 RNC
July 15

After judge tosses Trump's classified docs case, special counsel authorized to appeal

The ruling dismisses one of the two cases brought against Trump by Jack Smith.
July 15
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives to speak at Faith & Freedom's 2024 Road to Majority Conference in Washington, DC on June 22, 2024.
July 15

What to know about Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle amid growing criticism

Cheatle previously served on then-Vice President Joe Biden's security detail.
July 15
United States Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle speaks during a press conference at the Secret Service's Chicago Field Office on June 4 2024 in Chicago, ahead of the 2024 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
July 15

Trump picks JD Vance as 2024 running mate

Vance is a first-term senator from Ohio.
July 15
Republican vice-presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance is introduced during the first day of the Republican National Convention, July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee.
July 15

Donald Trump becomes 2024 Republican presidential nominee at RNC

Eric Trump, the former president’s son, made the announcement on the floor of the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
July 15
VIDEO: Donald Trump becomes 2024 Republican presidential nominee at RNC
July 15

Donald Trump Jr. refers to JD Vance as 'the American dream’

ABC News’ Rachel Scott spoke to the former president’s son about his father's choice of running mate.
July 15
VIDEO: Donald Trump Jr. refers to JD Vance as 'the American dream’
July 15

Who is JD Vance, the Ohio senator and Trump's VP pick?

Vance rose to fame through his book "Hillbilly Elegy."
July 15
Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, addresses the conservative Turning Point People's Convention, June 16, 2024, at Huntington Place in Detroit.
July 15

RNC security is 'ready to go'

Officials said there were no changes to operational security plans for the Republican National Convention.
July 15
VIDEO: R.N.C. security is 'ready to go'
July 15

The rise of JD Vance: From 'never-Trump guy' to VP pick

Vance could reach new heights, possibly serving as Trump's vice president.
July 15
Sen. JD Vance speaks to reporters in the spin room following the CNN Presidential Debate between President Joe Biden and Republican presidential candidate, former  President Donald Trump at the McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus on June 27, 2024 in Atlanta.
July 15

Milwaukee is 'perfect place' for RNC: Mayor

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson pushed for the RNC to come to his city, despite being a Democrat. Johnson anticipates favorable economic impact and attention for the city.
July 15
VIDEO: Milwaukee is the 'perfect place' for this year's RNC says Mayor Johnson
July 15

Trump chooses JD Vance as his vice president

Republican J.D. Vance was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2022 from Ohio.
July 15
VIDEO: Trump chooses JD Vance as his vice president
July 15

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson discusses RNC week

The Republican senator says he's confident the convention will be a time for unity following the attempt on former President Donald Trump's life.
July 15
VIDEO: Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson discusses RNC week
July 15

Previewing day 1 of the Republican National Convention

Former President Donald Trump will give is first speech since his attempted assassination and is expected to announced his running mate.
July 15
VIDEO: Previewing day 1 of the Republican National Convention
July 15

The legal argument that Judge Cannon used to dismiss Trump documents case

ABC News' Dan Abrams breaks down the judge's argument and if there's any chance this case can go forward.
July 15
VIDEO: The legal argument that Judge Cannon used to dismissed Trump documents case
July 15

Protesters begin to gather outside Republican National Convention

Secret Service and other officials said Sunday there are no plans to expand the security perimeter and that there are no known threats.
July 15
VIDEO:  Protesters begin to gather outside Republican National Convention
July 15

Who is Marco Rubio?

The Florida senator won a third term in 2022.
July 15
The Florida senator is viewed as one of the possible running mate choices for former President Donald Trump.
July 15

'Loner' and 'nice': Complex portrait of gunman in Trump assassination attempt emerges

Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, allegedly used a gun purchased legally by his father
July 15
Republican candidate Donald Trump is seen with blood on his face surrounded by secret service agents as he is taken off the stage at a campaign event at Butler Farm Show Inc. in Butler, Pennsylvania, July 13, 2024.
July 15

How Trump's attempted assassination will impact the presidential race

ABC News' Rachel Scott reports on the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump and how it will impact the Trump campaign through November.
July 15
VIDEO: How Trump's attempted assassination will impact the presidential race
July 15

What happened as Trump's motorcade left Pennsylvania rally?

ABC News' Executive Editorial Producer John Santucci reports on the moments after the Secret Service grabbed hold of Donald Trump, placing him in his SUV after the assassination attempt.
July 15
VIDEO: What happened as Trump's motorcade left Pennsylvania rally?
July 15

Political landscape ahead of RNC

Both the Biden and Trump campaigns are facing calls to help dial down the intense rhetoric across the country. ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports from Milwaukee.
July 15
VIDEO: Political landscape ahead of RNC
July 15

President Biden calls for unity in Oval Office address

President Joe Biden strongly condemned the attempt on former President Donald Trump's life. ABC News' Mary Bruce reports from the White House.
July 15
VIDEO: President Biden calls for unity in Oval Office address
July 14

After Trump assassination attempt, guns still allowed near RNC, but not tennis balls

The situation is facing increased scrutiny following the events of Saturday.
July 14
A police officer stands guard as preparations for the Republican National Convention are underway in Milwaukee, Wis., July 14, 2024.
July 14

2024 RNC, recast by Trump assassination attempt, kicks off Monday

The RNC will maintain its original programming despite the Trump rally shooting.
July 14
A worker places an American flag in the Fiserv Forum in preparation for the Republican National Convention, July 14, 2024, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
July 14
President Joe Biden delivers a nationally televised address from the Oval Office of the White House, July 14, 2024, in Washington.
July 14

Former GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin responds to Trump rally shooting

Former New York GOP Representative Lee Zeldin reacts to the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump.
July 14
VIDEO: Former GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin responds to Trump rally shooting
July 14

Trump arrives in Milwaukee ahead of RNC

Former President Donald Trump arrived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the RNC after an attempted assassination at a Pennsylvania rally on Saturday.
July 14
VIDEO: Trump arrives in Milwaukee ahead of RNC
July 14

Presidential assassination attempts throughout US history

Presidential historian Mark Updegrove speaks to ABC's Linsey Davis about past shootings targeting political figures.
July 14
Presidential historian Mark Updegrove speaks to ABC's Linsey Davis about past shootings targeting political figures.

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