Chris Christie offered an angry speech at the RNC that doubled as a mock trial, with Hillary Clinton as the accused:
“We’re going to present the facts to you…Since the Justice Department refuses to allow you to render a verdict, I’m going to present a case now, on the facts, against Hillary Clinton,” Christie added, to chants of “Lock her up! Lock her up!”
Clinton, for her part, quickly responded Tuesday night, tweeting: “If you think Chris Christie can lecture anyone on ethics, we have a bridge to sell you,” with a link to a New York Timess timeline of the bridge-closing scandal that has dogged Christie for over two years.
Christie didn't limit his case to her email scandal, also tearing into Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, ticking off disasters country by country while punctuating his remarks with “Is she guilty, or not guilty?”
The crowd ate it up, roaring back “Guilty!”
Trump's largely unseen kid, Tiffany, made her speaking debut, gushing over how nice her dad is because he would always, er, ask how her family was doing. Intimate!
Better reception than Mitch McConnell got—the Senate Majority Leader was roundly booed:
But I'm burying the lede—Trump was officially nominated. It's over, guys, he is the actual, fair-and-square Republican nominee for president. This country is one step away from blowing.