As the RNC heads into Day 2 our round-up brings you the highlights, the lowlights and what’s next to come. Highlights: Melania Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Patricia Smith, Sheriff Clarke, Gen. Flynn. Lowlight: #NeverTrump's Last Stand. Day 2 Live Streaming at 5:30 ET.
Donald Trump Tweets Mike Pence as his VP with formal announcement to be made tomorrow at the NY Hilton. While Pence is a controversial choice among many Trump supporters, he brings a number of key advantages to the table. Meanwhile, #NeverTrump suffered its final humiliating defeat as the RNC Rules Committee voted 87-12 to keep delegates bound - a fitting and well-deserved end.
A federal court yesterday shut down the self-entitled #DelegatesUnbound / #FreeTheDelegates movement with its ruling that bound delegates are indeed bound to vote in accordance with their state’s election results. A rogue AZ delegate lost her credential for threatening to "unbind" herself. Delegates signed a legal contract with the RNC to vote according to election results. Delegates are bound for this very reason: to prevent the hijacking and theft of the nomination by someone who didn’t earn it.
Donald Trump vowed to make 10 veterans' reform in a veterans policy speech he delivered at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center yesterday. The reforms are encapsulated under the hashtag #VeteransReform10.
FBI Director James Comey admitted to Congress today that #CrookedHillary emailed classified material and thousands of work-related emails were deleted from a private server in her New York home while she served as Secretary of State. He doubled down on the FBI’s decision not to prosecute her, chalking her actions up to “gross negligence.” He further claimed Gen. Petraeus’ conduct was worse. The FBI prosecuted the General on a misdemeanor charge.
We're going to be America 1st, Trump said today at a packed rally in Raleigh, North Carolina. In his nearly 70-minute speech, which included remarks by Senator Bob Corker, Trump said he wanted to help everyone and bring our country together.