Contentious first day on floor ends with RNC targeting Hillary Clinton

News from the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

The second half of the Republican National Convention went more to the GOP and presidential candidate’s liking then the first.

After Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort attacked Ohio Gov. John Kasich – which brought a fighting response from Kasich strategist John Weaverthe convention became chaotic when several state delegations attempted to bring a vote to the floor that would have unbound delegates voting for Trump. The convention chairman abruptly left the stage in the middle of the call, while the convention secretary was reported by several delegates to have went in hiding behind armed security.

The vote for a roll call was ultimately defeated after several delegates backed out. Shortly after Trump’s motorcade was involved in an accident on its way to the airport in New York.

The rest of the convention featured short speeches from several celebrities including former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, who was introduced by former Texas Gov. Rick Perry; and an emotional speech from the mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith.

Later came firey speeches from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, and Colorado Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, who targeted Hillary Clinton, foreign policy and protesters while addressing the attacks on police the last two weeks in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

It continued into the evening when Rudy Giuliani gave one of the most explosive speeches of his career, targeting Hillary Clinton and blasting police detractors, as well as Clinton’s foreign policy experience and President Barack Obama’s record. The attacks continued from former Defense Intelligence Agency head and retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, who follow Trump’s wife Melania.

 


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