Melania Trump's big night at the Republican National Convention failed to draw bumper television audiences despite networks boosting their coverage of the gathering and husband Donald Trump promising a "showbiz" feel to the week.
His son, Donald Trump Jr, announced the support of NY, their home state, during a roll-call vote at the Republican National Convention, ensuring Trump had the majority of delegates - 1,237 - needed to contest the Nov 8 U.S. presidential election.
And Anderson said he had been impressed by the plans shared by Republicans in Congress to "help turn our country around". "They're literally phrases. I was impressed somebody did their homework to think that that could be possibly done", Manafort said.
The lines he used in Trump's speech were his own and written for the American Conservative.
Trump as family man - Melania Trump's speech seeking to soften her husband's image was hailed as a success until journalist Jarrett Hill found the similarities to Obama's speech.
"We didn't disqualify Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States, the facts of her life and career disqualifies her", Christie said. Ted Cruz during the primaries, Anderson said that most of Cruz's supporters know that "in this game, our man lost".
"He withdrew from the race, and we have another one who will be the victor", he said. He called Kasich "petulant" and "embarrassing" for not endorsing Trump or attending the convention, drawing quick condemnation from other GOP leaders anxious about angering the popular governor of one of the most important election states. A network chyron said Donald Trump was said to be furious about what happened.
Despite threats of another chaotic day at the Quicken Loans basketball arena in Cleveland, anti-Trump Republican US Senator Mike Lee said efforts by some delegates to block Trump's nomination appeared finished. "What's important to us is we support a candidate who is going to be able to beat Hillary Clinton in November".