"The fact that I'm very well-liked", he said. "It was better than Romney's, it was better than McCain's, and I'm even tempted to say it was better than Bush's".
If the sum of the parts can add up to the whole, Trump left this convention up only slightly, thanks in large part to people who are not him - his kids, his running mate, his former rival. "As long as we are led by politicians who will not put America first, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect".
Ivanka missed her one chance to date to vote for her father: she had not changed her party registration from Democrat to Republican in time to cast a ballot in the April 19 NY primary election.
The Trump campaign did not confirm or deny the authenticity of the draft of the speech Trump was scheduled to deliver at the Republican National Convention at 10:15 p.m. (0215 GMT on Friday).
"We can't ignore the presentation", said Fox News' Chris Wallace. I knew his speech. they gave me his speech.
Trump's speech was generally well received by members of the Texas delegation, even some Cruz loyalists. Some delegates who supported Cruz in the primaries were aghast at his incivility.
"I remember saying a few years ago to friends that I hoped Donald Trump would run for president", Miller said in an interview. We created the one of the most successful conventions in the history of conventions.
The upset came hours after Team Trump moved to draw a line under a damaging plagiarism row implicating his ex-model wife - that overshadowed the opening of the Cleveland gathering.
"Unfortunately, I've seen these kinds of things over and over again in Washington", Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) told TPM. "No matter how much you like or dislike, no matter what your feelings, whether you are the governor of OH, a senator from Texas, or any of the other people that I beat so easily and so badly, you have no choice, you have to go for Trump". In a certain way, although he's got good intellect but he doesn't know how to use it. And he was a good debater but he didn't do well in the debates against me, according to every poll.
"No one has more faith in the American people than my father".
The conservative firebrand told CNBC how she really feels about Ted Cruz's refusal to endorse Donald Trump. "I think what he demonstrated was somebody concerned about his chances for 2020 and not somebody concerned about the future of this country".
If Barack Obama was peddling "hopium" in 2008, as critics charged, when he waxed dreamily about uniting the nation in common objective and envisioned his inauguration as "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal", then what should we call the psychedelic drug that Trump is trying to slip into the drinking water? But there was a picture on the front page of the National Enquirer which does have credibility, and they're not going to do pictures like that because they get sued for a lot of money if things are wrong. The tone was less enthusiastic than it was conflicted, although Trump certainly had his supporters: "Make America Great Again!" became a rallying cry in the hall, and Republican loyalists were equally motivated to prevent another Clinton presidency as they are to elect him, if not more so.