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President Trump is set to give a high-stakes speech on Thursday night at the Republican National Convention — a sequel to his "I alone can fix it" message of four years ago. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Crises, Trump To Give Sequel To 'I Alone Can Fix It' Convention Pledge

In 2016, as an upstart outsider, Donald Trump vowed, "I alone can fix it." On Thursday night, he gives his sequel after twin crises of the coronavirus and racial injustice have exploded on his watch.

Yellow Bird Pretty Lights
Turn It Up /Fire It Up [Remix] (cover by instru-MENTAL) Busta Rhymes

Deloris Melton Gresham in her home in Drew, Miss., holding photographs of her parents Clinton and Beulah Melton. Courtesy of Radio Diaries hide caption

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Clinton Melton: A Man Who Was Killed In Mississippi Just 3 Months After Emmett Till

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'68 AKA Only Time Lemon Jelly
Rainy Uyama Hiroto
Encore [Instrumental] Jay-Z

Protesters scramble to get away from approaching police firing tear gas and impact munitions to disperse protesters in downtown Portland during 4th of July demonstrations against systemic racism and police violence. Jonathan Levinson/OPB hide caption

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Police Declare Portland Protests A Riot But This Definition Could Be Rooted In Racism

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Moon Rocks LRKR
Crazy Quilt Kevin Hays & Brad Mehldau

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Amid Crises, Trump To Give Sequel To 'I Alone Can Fix It' Convention Pledge

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Are You With Me Lost Frequencies

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