What to expect: “Think of each night like an episode,” says one source. “And what would an episode be without an appearance from the star?”
Behind the scenes: President Trump made clear to aides that he wanted a grand, raucous convention — to the extent such things are achievable during a pandemic. He wanted a live audience, which he’ll now get on the White House’s South Lawn…
Nearby on Constitution Avenue, Team Trump has decked out the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, which will be the site of many of the speeches.
It’s a Trumpian scene, I’m told: You can’t walk 3 feet without running into an American flag. There’s a red carpet and columns with gilded accents.