The Republican National Convention isn’t over yet, but the main event happened last night, as Donald Trump was officially nominated as for the presidential run, with New York, his home state, putting him over the top.
Trump had a huge advantage over the second place
The announcement was made by Chairman Paul Ryan, who revealed that the businessman received a total of 1,725, way more than the 1,237 he needed. As for the rest of the list with Republican candidates, it was completed by Ted Cruz, with 475 votes, and John Kasich with 120. Marco Rubio got 114 votes, Ben Carson seven, while Jeb Bush got just three and Rand Paul two.
According to NPR, the convention was opened by Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, the first senator who endorsed Donald Trump, claiming that he was unafraid to defy political correctness.
“One man, Donald Trump, was not intimidated. He would not be silenced,” Sessions said. “He spoke the truth, he gave voice to the people’s concerns, he said that the hyped trade deals have hurt America and hurt people, that our border must be secure and our nation must be strong, that we must defeat the terrorists who threaten us, that we must restore law and order and support our courageous law enforcement offices.”
As usual, Donald Trump used Twitter, his social platform of choice, and posted a message for all his supporters. “Such a great honor to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States. I will work hard and never let you down! AMERICA FIRST!” the businessman wrote.
Hillary Clinton, a constant target
Of course, such an important event for Republicans would have been incomplete without some attacks targeted at Hillary Clinton. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie started everything, performing a show trial of the Democratic candidate, making the crowd chant “Lock her up! Lock her up!”
“We don’t disqualify Hillary Clinton to be the president of the United States,” Christie said. “The facts of her life and career disqualify her.”