Moments from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions
Now that both the RNC & DNC have officially come to an end, let's take a look back at some of the highlights of the past two weeks.
- •RNC 7/18: "...your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise..."Melania Trump's speech bears a striking similarity to Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. 22 of 26 words were taken word from word from the current FLOTUS. Trump campaign worker, Meredith McIver took responsibility for the monumental mistake.
- •RNC 7/20: "You have nominated a man for President who never quits, who never backs down, a fighter, a winner."Indiana Governor, Mike Pence, formally accepts Republican nomination for Vice President. Coming from an extremely religious background, he and Trump are said to be the opposites needed to balance each other out and appeal to voters Trump otherwise wouldn't have reached.
- •RNC 7/20: "Vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution."Ted Cruz is heavily booed by the Cleveland crowd after he refuses to endorse Trump for President. Cruz continues to defend his stance, saying that he is not "in the habit" of supporting politicians who tear down his family. A Trump lawyer told CNN that he considered Cruz's speech to be "political suicide."
- •RNC 7/21: "I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the Presidency of the United States."Trump formally accepts his nomination for president of the United States.
- •DNC 7/25: "Today, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves."Michelle Obama delivers an eloquent and well-received speech, speaking of her family's legacy in the White House. The First Lady also officially endorsed Clinton, reviving a standing ovation when after declaring, "I'm with her."
- •DNC 7/26: "If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say, I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next."Hillary Clinton makes U.S. history as the first female nominee for president of a major political party. She officially breaks a glass ceiling that was over two centuries old.
- •DNC 7/26: #DemExitDozens of 'Bernie or Bust' delegates walked out of the convention after Sanders gave his official nomination of Clinton for president. The rebellious Sanders devotees settled themselves down at a media tent outside of the convention. Their linked arms and taped mouths symbolized that their votes had been "silenced" at the convention. Some even went as far as burning a few American Flags.
- •DNC 7/27: "...there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America."Barack Obama passes the torch to Clinton to carry on his legacy as President. In a moving speech he discusses Clinton's qualifications and accomplishments, and rejects the 'hateful' messages sent out by the Republican campaign. He says that "America is already great," and Trump is "selling the American people short."