News from the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland
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- Ted Strickland on John Kasich: “I think he has shown integrity”
- Ohio Senator Rob Portman talked with Anthony Shoemaker, Ohio Politics editor.
- Melania Trump addresses convention
- PHOTOS: RNC in Cleveland
- COMPLETE COVERAGE: Election 2016
- VIDEOS: Protests, Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, thoughts on Hillary …
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 Weaver – the 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 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.