CLEVELAND-House Speaker Paul Ryan has formally declared Donald Trump the victor of the Republican presidential nomination.
On Monday, Trump's backers faced down a revolt from Republican delegates opposed to him.
"I have been with Donald for 18 years and I have been aware of his love for this country since we first met", the aspiring first lady told the convention, reading from a teleprompter.
But a small part of her speech quickly captured all the attention.
Melania Trump's speechwriter, Meredith McIver, has come forward and "fessed up to making 'mistakes" in her RNC speech (like plagiarizing).
The CNN host did not back down and instead pointed out that Trump's general election campaign could be tarnished by the team's refusal to own up to plagiarism.
Many speeches contain similar passages, Bogardus said, denying that the speech by Melania Trump, Donald Trump's spouse, has become a needless distraction. "AMERICA FIRST!" Mr Trump tweeted to his almost 10 million followers. Her speech and demeanor were absolutely incredible.
Sessions' nomination was seconded by New York Rep. Chris Collins, the first member of Congress to endorse Trump, and further backed by South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster. "Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama's speech as examples".
Trump, 70, a billionaire developer and reality television star who had never run for elective office before, announced his candidacy in June 2015 by promising to "make America great again".
Tuesday saw much of the convention coverage surrounded by the controversy.
"It's a speech that she gave talking about her feelings", he said, adding that he agreed to the live interview because he wanted to talk about the convention, not the controversial speech.
That clears the way for the GOP to try to focus on showcasing the mogul-turned-showman-turned-politician during speeches and other events on Wednesday - including an address by Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
While discussing the attack in Nice and the coup in Turkey, Trump blamed Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
Clinton has led in the poll most of the year.
Many Republican elders, including both former presidents Bush and the last two presidential nominees, Romney and John McCain, are staying away from Cleveland.