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Campaign 2016 / Republicans / Convention / Melania's Speech #1107587

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
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(Cleveland: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Cleveland: Major Garrett) Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s return to Cleveland to rendezvous with running mate Mike Pence before his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention featured; scenes shown of a Trump corporate jet flying over a Ted Cruz event. [Outside, PENCE – says what begins in Cleveland will end in the White House.] [TRUMP – praises his kids’ speeches.] The varying explanations about last night’s speech by wife Melania, which borrowed from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech, reviewed; Trump’s Tweet quoted; details given about speechwriter Meredith McIver†’s offer to resign. [Campaign manager Paul MANAFORT††- defends Melania.] [Bush speechwriter Mike GERSON††- says the campaign couldn’t do crisis management when it really mattered.] The arrest of protestors outside the arena noted; scenes shown.

(Cleveland: Scott Pelley) The crowd last night at the convention compared to the crowds in previous years shown.

(Cleveland: Julianna Goldman) The disappointment for businesses in Cleveland due to the low turnout for the convention featured; details given about how security concerns and Trump’s controversial candidacy turned away corporate sponsorships. [Coastal Taco’s Erin CLYDE††- says it’s been a little bit of a ghost town.] [Cleveland 2016 Host Committee David GILBERT††- says it is nothing we have the ability to control.]

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Garrett, Major;
Goldman, Julianna
Duration:
00:05:20

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