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No Shortage Of Drama At The Republican National Convention

Jul 20, 2016

Anti-Trump RNC delegates protesting on the convention floor on Monday.
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It’s the third day of a Republican National Convention that has been nothing short of eventful. Delegates have convened in Cleveland to set the party’s agenda and declare Donald Trump the official Republican presidential nominee. 

On opening day, delegates who were unhappy with the rules committee’s decision to reject a vote to unbind delegate votes, launched a last effort protest on the convention floor. If that was not enough, Melania Trump, Donald Trump’s wife, is facing allegations that she lifted sections of her RNC speech from a speech Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention. 

On Tuesday night, failed Republican presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the stage to endorse their one time rival, Donald Trump. Both Carson and Christie also spent much of their time at the podium criticizing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, with Carson linking her to Lucifer and Christie leading the audience to chant "lock her up!" Washington Post reporter Jenna Johnson joins Tom by phone from Cleveland. She’s been covering the Trump campaign since September.