Everything You Need to Know About the Final Day at the RNC
Last night was the last day of the Republican National Assembly. Trump has accepted the presidency, and now the race to the White House is underway. Here’s everything you need to know about last night’s events.
Donald Trump gave a welcome speech, here it is annotated
From The Washington Post : Below are the statements by Donald Trump about accepting the Republican candidacy as they were presented. Bold text denotes where Trump’s comment diverged from the original leaked draft.
Billionaire Peter Thiel gives first appearance as open gay speaker at NRC
From CNN : Peter Thiel urged the GOP not to be distracted by culture wars onstage Thursday night, hailing Donald Trump for not focusing on things like he has made history. The tech billionaire said at the Republican National Convention that he was “proud to be gay,” becoming the first speaker in party history to do so from the stage of the Republican National Assembly.
Outside the showroom, Roger Ayles officially retired at Fox News
From 21st Century Fox : 21st Century Fox today announced that Roger Ayles, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and chairman of Fox Television Stations, has resigned immediately. Rupert Murdoch will take over as Chairman and Acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.
Politifact and FactCheck.org assess Donald Trump’s speech
From Politifact : Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president on Thursday in Cleveland, promising to conduct a law enforcement campaign that “will free our citizens from the crime, terrorism and lawlessness that threaten their communities.” … Some of his specific theses were more accurate than others.
Source FactCheck.org : Accepting his party’s nomination for president, Donald Trump said, “There will be no lies here at our convention.” But we have found numerous cases of Trump misrepresenting facts or making false statements.