Day 3 of the Republican National Convention saw speakers including vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and radio host Laura Ingraham.
Indiana Governor Pence accepted the GOP nomination for vice president. “I’m a Christian, a conservative and a Republican in that order,” he said. He also emphasized that electing the former secretary of state Hillary Clinton could mean a third term for President Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, although Cruz congratulated Trump on winning the GOP nomination for the presidential race, he did not endorse the business mogul, Oregon Live reports.
“I congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination last night,” Cruz said. “And like each of you, I want to see the principles that our party believes prevail in November.”
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When asked about Cruz’s speech, Pence sidestepped the question.
“I am just grateful for all the support we are receiving and I am excited about the future,” Pence said. Trump’s son Eric Trump was also asked about Cruz’s speech, who reacted by saying, “The audience didn’t seem to like it, right?”
House Speaker Newt Gingrich took to the stage to address the state of war United States is in with the extremists. He mentioned the Nice attacks and Baghdad bombings, emphasizing the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction by Middle Eastern countries.
“That’s why all Americans should be terrified of a Hillary Clinton presidency,” Gingrich said.
Trump also saw strong support in the form of Ingraham, as reported by CNN.
“We should all — even you boys with wounded feelings and bruised egos — we love you, but you must honor your pledge to support Donald Trump now,” she said.
She credited Trump’s victory of earning his party’s nomination to his ability to confront the media. “To all my friends up there in the press, you all know why in your heart Donald Trump won the Republican nomination. You know it,” Ingraham said. “You know why he won it? Because he dared to call out the phonies, the frauds and the corruption that has gone unexposed and uncovered for too long.”