RNC Day 1: Donald Trump’s motorcade in accident; celebs take the stage

A car carrying staff from the Trump campaign was in a minor accident in New York. The car was part of Trump’s motorcade to LaGuardia Airport. Trump’s vehicle was not involved in the accident and no injuries were suffered.

Speakers scheduled for tonight lean toward the celebrity side and include:

  • Willie Robertson of reality TV show “Duck Dynasty.”
  • Former Texas Governor Rick Perry.
  • Marcus Luttrell, former Navy Seal, author of “Lone Survivor,” best-selling book made into blockbuster movie starring Mark Wahlberg.
  • Scott Baio, former Happy Days and reality TV star.
  • Video and speeches about 2012 Benghazi diplomatic compound attack from security team members.
  • Antonio Sabato, Jr., actor and model.
  • Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
  • Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump.
  • Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The delegates that pulled their names at the last moment to stop a roll call vote were from Maine, Minnesota and the District of Columbia. Never Trump backers had the signatures needed, but Trump supporters circulated a form to allow delegates to remove their names.

Pulitzer Prize winner and long-time Dayton Daily News cartoonist Mike Peters sat with Laura Bischoff in Cleveland for an interview to talk politics.

Here’s 55 photos from the RNC today.

Ohio Senator Rob Portman has kept a low profile at the convention – even holding his own mini-convention in town.


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