RNC Night 2: Trump’s wife, kids and most loyal advisers to dominate the speaker circuit

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Chris Sommerfeldt, New York Daily News
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It’s all in the family for President Trump.

The second night of Trump’s Republican National Convention on Tuesday was set to feature speeches from his wife, two of his children and a couple of his most loyal administration officials — in addition to plenty of airtime for himself.

Even before the mostly virtual convention event kicked off, the White House released a video of Trump announcing he had issued a full pardon for Jon Ponder, a convicted bank robber in Nevada who has turned his life around and runs a religious nonprofit to help former inmates get back on track.

“Jon, we honor your devotion to showing returning citizens that they are not forgotten,” Trump said from the White House, standing alongside Ponder and Richard Beasley, a retired FBI agent who arrested him and has since become the ex-con’s friend. “We believe that each person is made by God for a purpose.”