NEWS FROM THE THIRD DAY OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
- TRUMP ON NATO: May not defend some members if attacked by Russia; Won’t speak against Turkey on crackdown
- MELANIA TRUMP: Speechwriter takes blame, offers to resign over plagiarism charge
- CAITLYN JENNER: Celeb, former Olympian in Cleveland for RNC
- LOCK HER UP: Delegates don’t hold back on Hillary Clinton
- KASICH VS. TRUMP: Ohio Gov. was offered VP slot, with unprecedented power
- MIKE DEWINE: The two things Trump needs to do to win
- GALLERY: Day Three at the DNC
It was a thunderous ovation – the loudest and most enthusiastic of the first three days of the Republican National Convention. It’s how Texas Senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz took the stage in Cleveland on Wednesday, and it certainly wasn’t how he left the stage.
Cruz blew off the clock, took nearly triple the time he was scheduled to speak, then walked off stage after his speech without endorsing Donald Trump. He was booed soundly as he finished his speech and the audience realized he wasn’t endorsing Trump. Heidi Cruz, the senator’s wife, was escorted out of Quicken Loans Arena by security after delegates became unruly. Cruz himself was accosted in the arena’s box seat area afterward.
Former Indiana governor and Trump’s VP nominee Mike Pence gave the most eloquent speech of the convention and possibly the campaign, especially considering the chaos following the Cruz fiasco.
Police arrested 17 protesters during a confrontation that saw a man attempt to set a flag on fire and himself. The flames spread quickly to others nearby, but firefighters on scene put the fire out quickly without anyone suffering serious injuries.