"Lock her up! Lock her up!"
On Tuesday, the theme of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland was "Make America Work Again" but the subtext was "We Hate Hillary Clinton".
"I can't speak for the whole community but I can speak for me and he has turned me off", says black retiree and Hillary Clinton supporter Gloria Bivins attending a civil rights convention in Ohio.
Two of Trump's children, Donald Jr. and Tiffany, also spoke on behalf of their father, revealing some personal anecdotes about how he had supported and encouraged them. Most importantly, what was missing Tuesday night was any discussion of policy ideas or proposed solutions that a President Trump would offer - a squandered opportunity for the candidate and his party. The boos for McConnell were somewhat jarring, especially given his steadfast opposition to President Obama, including an absolute refusal to consider the president's appointment of a successor to Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Now that primary season is over, Trump will change tack and start to talk about minority issues, he said. "Tramp." Others have been even harsher and more vulgar, with crude references to parts of Clinton's body. " Of course, those in attendance (who officially nominated Trump as their nominee the same night) want to see Clinton behind bars, and began chanting "lock her up!" and "guilty!"
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson - who, unlike Christie, was listed as one of the night's headliners - gave a rambling, off-script speech where he also slammed Clinton by tying her to community organizer Saul Alinsky. The tallying of the votes was followed by a display of Trump's two-track persuasion effort: Testimonials vouching for his character - delivered by his family - and searing indictments of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's character - delivered by the rest of the party. After mentioning his 14-year friendship with Trump and declaring him a "caring, genuine and decent person", Christie launched into a mock trial, of sorts, of Clinton. Slightly more, 63 percent overall, viewed Trump unfavorably; 62 percent of independents. Specifically, conventions are thought to push polls closer to where the "fundamentals" - such as the economy, how much voters approve of the sitting president, and partisan splits in the electorate - suggest they should be.
"In 2001, when my partners and I bought the UFC, it was considered a blood sport", said White, surprising no one who has witnessed one of his punching-and-kicking competitions.
"What happened to professionalism, manners and humanity in our politicians and citizens?" said Bill Pickle, a SC delegate.
Dressed in a campaign T-shirt, he said he was talking to political opponents in an attempt to prove that the nominee is not racist.
But most Republicans seem unperturbed.
"Sometimes it's his tone that is somewhat abrasive", he said.
The message, Mukasey said, the convention should send to her should be "loud, clear and short: No way, Hillary".
Clinton, meanwhile, has sought to use the negativity to her advantage. In a fundraising pitch to donors, her campaign said the GOP convention had "felt like a dark turning point in American politics".
"Is she guilty or not guilty", Christie asked repeatedly.
Does it matter that this is the first time a major party is picking a woman to be its nominee?
"This was certainly different than his panned convention speech four years ago". Embracing his background as a prosecutor, the Trump ally outlined stories about Clinton's record in national and foreign security and about her private email server by asking the audience for its verdict: "Is she guilty or not guilty?" But Trump's campaign and GOP officials eager for a show of unity behind Trump worked to head that off.
The attacks are an echo of the 1990s when conservatives denounced President Bill Clinton as the chief executive dealt with scandal and impeachment.