— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 19, 2016
After Donald Trump’s D-list celebrity surrogates opened the first night of the Republican National Convention on Monday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee made an unusual appearance inside the Quicken Loans Arena to introduce the night’s keynote speaker on “Make America Safe Again” night, his wife Melania.
With Queen’s “We Are the Champions” booming from the speakers, Trump’s silhouette made its dramatic appearance behind a backlight smokescreen.
— David Brody (@TheBrodyFile) July 19, 2016
“We’re going to win so big,” Trump went on to say during a terse introduction of his wife.
“If you want someone to fight for you and your country, I can assure you, he is the guy,” his Slovenian born wife told the crowd in her longest comments of the campaign season.
Still, for at least the second time during the night, Trump upstaged a major address by a woman at the RNC. (Trump inexplicably called into to Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor” during the emotionally charged speech of the mother of a Marine killed in Benghazi — a major focus for night one of the convention.)
Mark Shields saying Melania speech failed to humanize Donald Trump. The man entered in fog machine silhouette. You can’t humanize a cartoon.
— Matthew Continetti (@continetti) July 19, 2016
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the ghost of christmas racist pic.twitter.com/c6FSLn3C4L
— keely flaherty (@flahertykeely) July 19, 2016
— darthâ¢ (@darth) July 19, 2016
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) July 19, 2016
— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) July 19, 2016
Trump entering the RNC like Puff Daddy at the 1997 VMAs pic.twitter.com/ZxGozc98Pa
— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) July 19, 2016