Campaign manager: disruptions could help Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shown here on July 16 speaking before introducing his newly selected vice presidential running mate Mike Pence governor of Indiana during an event at the Hilton Midtown Hotel

Campaign manager: disruptions could help Trump

Republican Party leaders approved rules for the convention and rejected demands from anti-Trump delegates for a state-by-state roll call vote during the afternoon session.

Donald Trump made his first appearance at the Republican National Convention on Monday, introducing his wife and saying, "We're going to win".

"From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect", Melania said.

He thanked the roaring crowd and promised, "Oh, we're going to win".

Illinois Republicans kicked off the first day of the Republican National Convention searching for unity, demonizing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan as reasons to support the GOP ticket. By appealing to the white working class, deeply affected by both trends, Trump is threatening to undermine some of the Democratic Party's key support bases. "Roll Call." Others walked out of the convention floor saying they had to assess their next steps. Those rules required pledged delegates to vote for the candidate dictated by their state's primary or caucus results, a system that would allow Trump to clear the number of votes he needs for a nomination.

Trump hoped the chaos would be little more than a footnote. Despite persistent party divisions, his campaign is confident Republicans will come together behind their shared disdain for Mrs Clinton.

Convention speakers highlighted at length the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, while Mrs Clinton was serving as secretary of state. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son. "We're not you're enemy, we're your friend", Schneider said. "I'm looking forward to all the speakers", said Kilgore, whose father, Terry Kilgore, is a state lawmaker from southwest Virginia and whose uncle, Jerry Kilgore, is a former Virginia attorney general. He noted that Vice-President Joe Biden dropped out of the 1988 presidential race "for stealing entire speeches from a British labour leader" and that Obama "copied chunks out of Deval Patrick's speeches".

To put it very, very simply, you can't coerce an armed man. If you were to, say, try and force somebody to give them your money and they had a gun, you can just say no. They can say no if they're armed. Our goal has always been to ensure that there's a candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton, who represents the values of the Republican party. "Her judgment and character are not suited to be sitting in the most powerful office in the world", said Iowa Senator Joni Ernst.

She generated a lot of buzz with her well-received speech and, later, a controversy over some of her remarks.

The party also adopted a platform that Christian conservatives are cheering as the most conservative statement of party policy principles in recent memory.

Asked about Priebus' comments, Manafort told the AP, "Frankly, if I knew somebody did it I would fire them too". A "different and new image" of 70-year-old Trump, a successful businessman and a great human being, would be narrated through the personal stories of people who have known him and worked with him throughout the past several decades and along with his own family members, his campaign manager Paul Manafort said.

Christie addressed the MI delegation Monday morning, is scheduled to be on the convention floor Monday evening, will speak from the convention podium shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, and will be the featured speaker at the New Jersey delegation breakfast on Thursday.

A Republican Party official says nine states have submitted petitions to force a full state-by-state roll call vote on the rules of the convention.

Entertainers taking the stage include actor Scott Baio and Willie Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty.

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