Washington DC Campaign Events | Speeches, Interviews, Town Halls

Protesters gather for Muslim Ban Decision Day at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC.Protesters gather for Muslim Ban Decision Day at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC.By: Ted Eytan
Previous Washington DC Debates (EST)
  • Joe Biden
    Biden
    Bernie Sanders
    Sanders
    The 11th Democratic Debate was supposed to be held at the Arizona Federal Theatre, also known as the Comerica Theatre, in Phoenix , Arizona, but was moved to CNN studios in Washington, D.C. due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the nation. After ten debates with a multitude of candidates, this was the first head-to-head debate of the primary season, featuring the last two major candidates remaining - Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The two candidates spent over two hours debating with a large portion of the debate focused on the epidemic that has brought the economy to the brink and shut down large swaths of American society.
Previous Washington DC Speaking Engagements (EST)
Videos of Most Recent Notable Speaking Engagements in Washington DC
President Biden's 1st Inaugural Address
President Biden delivered his 1st Inaugural Address, making official the peaceful transfer of power from one President to the next. President Biden focused much of his speech calling on a deeply divided country to unite in the face of unprecedented crises. In one of his most memorable lines of his address, President Biden called on Americans to "end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts, if we show a little tolerance and humility and if we're willing to stand in the other person's shoes, as my mom would say, just for a moment."
Donald Trump 2020 RNC Convention Speech
Donald Trump spoke at the 2020 Republican National Convention and officially accepted the Republican nomination for a second term as President. Trump spent much of his speech attacking Democratic nominee Joe Biden, starkly warning that "violent anarchists, agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens" would take over the country if he were elected. He also said Joe Biden is “is not the savior of America’s soul. He is the destroyer of America’s jobs, and if given the chance, he will be the destroyer of America’s greatness.” At no part in his speech did he say what he would do in a second term.
Ivanka Trump 2020 RNC Convention Speech
Ivanka Trump spoke on the fourth night of the Republican National Convention to advocate for Donald Trump's reelection in November's Presidential election. She spent much of her speech trying to humanize Donald Trump, along with saying she was the "proud daughter of the people’s president." She added that Trump "is so unapologetic about his beliefs that he has caused me and countless Americans to take a hard look at our own convictions, and ask ourselves: What do we stand for? What kind of America do we want to leave for our children?”
Tom Cotton 2020 RNC Convention Speech
Tom Cotton spoke on the fourth night of the Republican National Convention to advocate for Donald Trump's reelection in November's Presidential election. Cotton spent the majority of his speech attacking former Vice President Joe Biden as pandering to "the Ayatollahs" and "the Communist Party of China." He also warned that a President Joe Biden would "take a knee" instead of "standing for America."
Rudy Giuliani 2020 RNC Convention Speech
Rudy Giuliani spoke on the fourth night of the Republican National Convention to advocate for Donald Trump's reelection in November's Presidential election. Giuliani used his time to attack Democratic led cities, specifically New York City, as pandering to violent anarchists intent on destroying the American way of life, warning that if Joe Biden were elected then all of America would descend into lawlessness, saying "it is clear that a vote for Biden and the Democrats creates the risk that you will bring this lawlessness to your city, to your town, to your suburb."
Ben Carson 2020 RNC Convention Speech
House and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spoke on the fourth night of the Republican National Convention to advocate for Donald Trump's reelection in November's Presidential election. Carson opened by speaking about recent unrest in Wisconsin after a police shot a black man in the back numerous times and then pivoted to spending the vast majority of his speech trying to convince the American people that President Trump isn't a racist.