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Decision 2016 / Republicans / Convention / Melania's Speech #1107571

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
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(Cleveland: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Cleveland: Hallie Jackson) The roll call vote at the Republican convention that will make Donald Trump the candidate for president noted; live scenes shown from Cleveland.

(Cleveland: Peter Alexander) The scene on the floor as the anti-Trump movement dwindles reviewed.

(Cleveland: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Cleveland: Hallie Jackson) The plagiarism controversy over the speech by Trump’s wife Melania featured; Melania’s speech and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech shown side by side. [Colorado delegate Guy SHORT†, Trump campaign chairman Paul MANAFORT††, New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE, journalist Jarrett HILL†, Republican National Committee Sean SPICER†, former speechwriter Michael GERSON†– offer views.] [M. TRUMP – says she wrote the speech.] [Benghazi victim’s MOTHER – rails against Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton.] [North Carolina delegate Susan McBRIDE†- says Trump is the man to bring our country back.] The role of speechwriter Matthew Scully†† noted.

(Cleveland: Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie) The impact of the speech controversy on Trump’s campaign discussed.

Holt, Lester;
Jackson, Hallie;
Alexander, Peter;
Chuck, Lester Holt,

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