Special Republican National Convention Edition
The Republican Convention took place in Cleveland, Ohio, this week and managed to live up to the hype and expectations. The anti-Trump faction attempted to make a move early in the week during the rules committee session, but was thwarted by the majority of delegates who came to Cleveland to support Donald Trump. Finally, after a long primary season, on Tuesday night Donald J. Trump officially became the Republican nominee for President with 2,472 delegates casting their votes for him.
On Wednesday, Speaker Paul Ryan introduced the Vice Presidential nominee, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, and the voters got a chance to get to know him better. But Wednesday was not without drama as Senator Ted Cruz failed to officially endorse Trump during his remarks – the convention hall erupted in boos. As the build up to Thursday came, each of the Trump children spoke about their father and his vision for the country. The convention finale came on Thursday as Donald Trump was introduced by his daughter, Ivanka. Donald Trump gave the speech all the delegates were waiting for, the balloons dropped, and the Republican National Convention drew to an end.
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Trump Offers Vision of Unyielding Leadership in a Lawless, Dangerous Time
There were no echoes of Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America,” George H.W. Bush’s “kinder and gentler nation” or even George W. Bush’s compassionate conservatism in Donald Trump’s speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination here Thursday night. Instead, in both theme and target audience, Trump offered a powerful echo of Richard Nixon almost 50 years ago.
Trump’s speech proved once again that he would continue to throw out the traditional campaign rulebook that might dictate softer language and broader appeals. Instead, he offered his grim portrait of the country and a law-and-order message in the hope of summoning an army of disaffected and forgotten voters large enough to topple the political status quo in November.
Throughout this election year, it has been evident that the forces of change are in control, which puts Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at an obvious disadvantage. But with questions about his temperament and readiness to be president, Trump has but one way to win, and that was on display Thursday night.
To read more from The Washington Post, please click HERE.
Trump’s Agenda Tackles Taxes, Spending, and the Wall
When Donald Trump exits the Republican National Convention this week as the party’s official nominee, he’ll tout his plans for the country should he be elected president.
Trump’s advisers say turbocharging the economy is his most urgent priority, and it’s likely that shortly after taking office a President Trump would put forth an economic plan that would slash government spending, trim federal bureaucracies, and radically reduce taxes.
“We’re going to plan it explosively towards growth,” said Stephen Moore, one of Trump’s senior economic advisers.
While Trump remains unpredictable and often reverses himself on policy issues, here’s what the candidate and his top advisers say they are going to prioritize should he win the presidency in November:
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Defiant Ted Cruz Stands by Refusal to Endorse Trump After Being Booed During Convention Speech
Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, saying he's not "in the habit" of backing politicians who attack his family.
"I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father," Cruz said at a morning meeting where he faced sharp questions from the Texas delegation in Cleveland.
The Texas senator sensationally withheld an endorsement of Trump in his speech Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor while getting upstaged in a power play by the GOP nominee himself.
In a dramatic development, as Cruz wrapped up his speech, Trump suddenly appeared in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. He walked to join his family in a VIP area and flashed a thumbs-up -- a gesture that transmitted clear anger at the Texas senator's behavior.
To read more from CNN, please click HERE.
In Trade News
Trans Pacific Partnership: Good for America, Good for the World (Washington Examiner)
GOP Platform Strikes Tough Anti-TPP Language but Remains More Skeptical on Trade (The Washington Post)
Democrats v. GOP on Trade, Jobs — By the Numbers (CNBC)
In Auto News
Automotive News Announces Best Dealerships to Work For (Automotive News)
VW Vows to Compensate Dealers for Diesel Issues (Wall Street Journal)
Feds Say Automakers May Not Meet Fuel Economy Target (Detroit News)
Photos: Funny Hats, Serious Politics at GOP Convention (Reno-Gazette Journal)