President Trump abandoned his plan to have a full convention first in Charlotte, then in Jacksonville.
Republicans told Reuters they would offer a more hopeful message.
"They have no enthusiasm for their candidate", Trump added about Democrats.
"This is a great opportunity to activate and energize our volunteers and our base", said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
To its critics, the Republican National Convention is looking like some kind of Kim Jong-un-style Pyongyang rally, and the atmosphere somewhat akin to a cult, not a party gathering in the Western liberal tradition.
On Tuesday, Trump's wife, Melania, will give a speech from the White House, while Pence follows on Wednesday from Baltimore's Fort McHenry historic site.
Trump is attempting to reverse the Democrats' narrative that he is to blame for the deep gloom in the country, saying that their convention "spent four straight days attacking America as racist and a disgusting country that must be redeemed".
Now it's the Republican party's turn, although the speakers list at this week's convention - President Donald Trump will speak every night and it will feature a bevy of the president's family - signals that it will strike a very different tone than last week's event. "Don't let them take it away from you".
While serving in the United States senate, Jeff Flake made it clear that he was no fan of Donald Trump. William Gissentaner was arrested and charged with impeding traffic, disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer, police said.
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"A celebration of the countless stories of the everyday Americans who've been empowered and have had their lives improved thanks to the policies and the promises that President Trump kept during his first term", Lusheck says.
Trump has railed against expanded mail voting, though Republicans are planning to make the most of it for his own voters.
Steve Harrison, political reporter for WFAE, an NPR affiliate station in Charlotte, North Carolina.
"RESOLVED, That the Republican Party has and will continue to enthusiastically support the President's America-first agenda", a resolution instead reads, in part.
Pence thanked delegates "for the honor of this day" after being unanimously renominated alongside President Trump.
That "durable and close" relationship secured Pence's spot on Trump's 2020 ticket, one Pence ally said - but also reportedly came at the expense of the advice Pence delivered Trump on coronavirus.
Trump will also be speaking in the state. For Trump, 19 percent claim to have a favorable impression, and 81 percent said they had an unfavorable impression of the president.