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Politics Podcast: It Was Trumpism vs. Traditionalism At Night 1 Of The RNC

On the first night of the 2020 Republican National Convention, traditional Republicans like former UN ambassador Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott delivered speeches that sharply contrasted with the Trump enthusiasts who spoke, like Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew makes sense of the varied night.

Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Clare Malone is a senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Perry Bacon Jr. is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.