Mike Pence Accepts the VP Nomination
Mike Pence accepted the VP nomination and his acceptance speech closed out the third day of the RNC. The VP candidate shared the Trump campaign’s vision to Make America Great again. He spoke about the stark contrast between their campaign and Clinton’s.
The man Trump once reviled as “Little Marco” last night gave a full-throated endorsement of Trump and called upon the Republican Party to unify around him. His remarks, delivered in a brief video drew cheers from all the delegations.
Lynne Patton, a Trump executive and Pastor Darrell Scott gave impassioned speeches in support of The Donald. Laura Ingraham said Cruz and Kasich should honor their pledges to support the nominee, which clearly neither did.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Gives Full-Throated Endorsement of Trump
Laura Ingraham Calls on Cruz, Kasich to Honor Pledges
Pastor Darrell Scott
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Cruzicide – The Fall of the House of #LyinTed
We were mystified that Trump would give Cruz a speaking slot without securing Cruz’s endorsement, but the brilliance of the move became clear last night. By giving Cruz the slot, Trump gave him two choices: endorse, or enough rope to hang himself. Cruz chose the rope.
Cruz entered the stage to cheers – enough in fact to delay his speech over a minute. His speech started off well enough, and lumbered along in his usual proselytizing style. Then, like a pilot with no instrument rating in the clouds, his graveyard spiral began when he called on those gathered to “vote your conscience” in November. “Vote your conscience” is a well-known #NeverTrump buzz-phrase. The audience picked up on it and the booing began. When Cruz snarked at the New York Delegation, reception to him deteriorated even more. He got booed off the stage, his wife and father had to be escorted out of the building. Even his own supporters in the Texas Delegation turned on him.
Obstinate, hard-headed Cruz and his supporters never get a message. Earlier in the day, during a speech, as Cruz uttered the words, “GOP Nominee,” Trump’s 757 flew overhead on its final approach into Cleveland. That moment portended the Fall of the House of #LyinTed.
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) July 20, 2016
— Abigail Crutchfield (@ACrutchfield14) July 21, 2016
Virginia delegate who helped run @tedcruz campaign in VA told me he was so disappointed he didn't endorse he wont support cruz again
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) July 21, 2016
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 21, 2016
— Lagartija_Nix (@Lagartija_Nix) July 21, 2016
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 21, 2016
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 21, 2016
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) July 21, 2016
Peter King: Cruz is a Fraud, Liar, and a Disgrace
Trump Plane Interrupts Cruz as he says “GOP Nominee”