Good evening from Cleveland. Night two of the GOP convention is kicking off with the formal end to the GOP primary, as delegates nominate Trump to be the party’s official nominee. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, one of Trump’s earliest endorsers and a key policy advisor placed Trump’s name in nomination. Two other early backers, New York Rep. Chris Collins and South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster, seconded the nomination, a recognition by Trump of their loyalty. We’re monitoring the potential for some protest from anti-Trump delegates on the floor during the vote.
The night will feature an array of political figures, who will weigh how deeply to embrace the bombastic nominee. Among them: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Ben Carson. Trump will appear briefly by video-link to thank the delegates for nominating him.
What you missed today: Trump’s campaign struggling to spin the apparent plagiarism on the part of Melania Trump.
What you’ll hear tonight: Lots of criticism of President Barack and the economic recovery.
What you’ll want to look out for during the speeches: Will the anti-Trump delegates cause a disturbance? Will anyone address the speech controversy? And matching delegation outfits.
Read TIME’s coverage from the convention below and check Time.com for updates all night:
Trump Campaign Blames Hillary Clinton for Melania Trump Plagiarism Accusations
Campaign manager Paul Manafort dismissed criticism of Melania Trump’s speech [TIME]
The 4 Stages of Attending a Convention in One Photo
It’s a long week [TIME]
How Donald Trump Points at His Friends
A gesture he uses a lot [TIME]
“Melania Trump said, “The strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony said, “This is your dream. Anything you can do in your dreams you can do now.”” — RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer defending Melania Trump
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