Trump's victory was assured by the delegates from his home state of NY on Tuesday as the roll call commenced on the convention floor. "We'll contact the health department if anyone becomes ill and everybody is using hand sanitizers", said Janet Cordova. Party leaders could have nominated Trump by acclamation in an attempt to silence dissent.
The Trump team has been denying everything and playing down any embarrassment while among convention delegates there was a mixed reaction.
"Such a great honour to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States".
Schneider then engaged in an uncharacteristic Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers-style impression, chanting "woo, woo, woo" and then began shouting "Trump, Trump, Trump", before his microphone was cut off. Her speech and demeanor were absolutely incredible.
It was unclear whether there would be much if any effect on how voters view Trump.
Discord among delegates was on display Monday as aggrieved anti-Trump Republicans protested the adoption of rules aimed at quashing an unlikely effort to block the nomination.
"I imagine there's people who shouldn't have done that or who should have cleaned it up better", he said. "I've never been to a convention before and they asked me to announce the roll call vote, and it was a real privilege for me to do that".
"I don't believe for a minute that Melania and Donald were sitting around going, "Hey, let's plagiarize Michelle Obama's speech". "Now, he will go to work for you".
"There's just a passion for Donald, and his wife knocked it out of the park", said Robert Antonacci of the NY delegation.
Two of Trump's children testified to his character, casting him as a man undeterred by challenges.
"This is going to be a leadership that puts the American people first".
He says Hillary Clinton represents a third term of what he's calling President Barack Obama's failed presidency.
Top Trump adviser Paul Manafort said the matter had been "totally blown out of proportion".