The Republican National Convention: Day 3 (The Pain Continues)

It’s another day of obsessing over Melania Trump’s speech with a Trump business staffer and close family friend came forward to take responsibility for the plagiarized speech. There is also much discussion of last night’s convention that officially named Donald Trump the GOP nominee for president. The theme of the night was “Make America Work Again” that was suppose to focus on creating jobs and the economy. But you’d never know it since it was barely mentioned as was the new nominee. The biggest focus was on viciously bashing Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Needless to say, it was really ugly with chants of “lock her up” and “guilty” led by the speaker. Today’s nasty Hillary rhetoric was no better and devolved, once again, into calls for her death this time by a Trump campaign adviser. The general take away was that there was a lot of vitriol and not much substance that left many media commentators somewhat speechless.

Today’s session title is “Make America First Again” and on the agenda is a prime time speech by vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence along with a host of Trumps former rivals, members of the business community and another of Trumps’s children. Trump, who can’t stay out of the spotlight, will be there and appear on stage with Pence. On the schedule to speak are: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX); Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and his wife, Callista; Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi; Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham; Retired astronaut Eileen Collins; Lynn Patton, vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation; Eric Trump; Michelle Van Etten, senior vice chairman marketing director for a “pseudoscience” nutrition supplements company; and Pastor Darrell Scott.

Most people have never heard of Mike Pence until now and know really very little about him. Seth Meyer, host of NBC’s “Late Night,” gives a closer look at the newly anointed vice presidential nominee.

And of course, “Late Night” host Stephen Colbert gives us his round up of night two’s events.

Only one more night after this, then on to Philadelphia and the Democrats.