Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo discussed the Republican National Convention
A popular theme throughout the Republican National Convention was law-and-order, and ahead of President Donald Trump’s speech on Thursday, Aug. 27, it was expected he would address the situation in Kenosha as part of his convention-closing speech.
Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and political science professor at North Central College, interviewed with ABC 7 Chicago on what viewers could expect from that closing speech.
Throughout the week Republicans had repeatedly spoke to the law-and-order message as they praised police and decried the rioting and looking that has plagued Chicago, Kenosha and other cities—while avoiding addressing the underlying issues.
“The social unrest and the important racial recognition that we’re having has gone largely unaddressed at the Republican National Convention and I don’t know how that can continue,” said Dr. Caliendo.