The St. Louis couple that was charged with aiming guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home gave a dark, racially divisive speech at the Republican National Convention.
Patricia McCloskey claimed that Democrats “would bring crime, lawlessness and low-quality apartments into thriving suburban neighborhoods.”
“These are the policies that are coming to a neighborhood near you,” she added. “Your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats’ America.”
"We have a God-given right to defend ourselves, and the right of self-defense is one of the most basic civil rights, one of the most basic human rights,” Mark McCloskey added.
Guilfoyle steals the show:
The convention was billed as “optimistic” by Republicans but many of the speakers echoed the McCloskey’s dark warnings of “mob” rule in America.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host who is now Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, warned that Democrats would turn the country into Cuba or Venezuela.
Guilfoyle, the former wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, claimed that Democrats had turned California into a "land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets and blackouts in homes."
"They want to control what you see and think and believe so that they can control how you live," she warned. "They want to enslave you to the weak, dependent liberal victim ideology to the point that you will not recognize this country or yourself."
"Biden, Harris and the rest of the socialists will fundamentally change this nation," she added. "They want open borders, closed schools, dangerous amnesty, and will selfishly send your jobs back to China while they get rich. They will defund, dismantle and destroy America's law enforcement. When you are in trouble and need police, don't count on the Democrats."
Speakers insist Trump, US not “racist”:
The keynote speakers of the night were brought in to vouch that Trump is not racist, despite numerous racist policies and statements.
Former NFL player Herschel Walker said it “hurt my soul” to hear people call Trump “racist.”
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley recounted her own experience with discrimination, arguing that "America is not a racist country" but a "work in progress."
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott also discussed his experience with racism and urged viewers "not look simply at what the candidates say,” right before listing remarks made by Biden to suggest he, rather than Trump, is the candidate who ignores minority communities.
Scott warned that Biden would turn the US into a “socialist utopia,” which would be news to Biden’s progressive foes and the former veep himself.