There may have been fewer Country Club Republicans and establishment figures in the seats at the start of Donald Trump’s nominating convention, but there was plenty of diversity as everyday Americans took center stage Monday night. The only homogeneity was an allegiance to the wall-building, terrorist-ass-kicking agenda of the nominee.
There was a black father and a Hispanic mother who lost children to illegals. An Italian immigrant who rose to be an American soap opera actor. The mother of a victim from Benghazi. A black sheriff from Wisconsin. Even a one-time model from Slovenia, who also happens to be Trump’s wife.
While Melania Trump was the marquee name on the opening night agenda, Trump’s advisers carefully scripted the prime-time lineup Monday night to show that Democrats don’t have a monopoly on Hispanics, blacks, Hollywood figures, women or even Democrats like Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
Donning his uniform, the tall, black sheriff from Wisconsin — a favorite of Fox News and the National Rifle Association — tore into the Black Lives Matter movement and liberals for failing to respect the work of law enforcement.
No one “can claim privilege above the law. It cannot happen in the United States,” he declared.
Clarke declared that the country, and liberals, need to acknowledge “blue lives matter” too — and that it was time to restore a law and order agenda to “make America safe again,” sounding a favorite line of Trump himself.
Hispanic Republicans were prominent on stage, from the mother of a young man killed by an illegal driving a car to Rachel Campos Duffy, the wife of reality-TV-star-turned Wisconsin congressman Sean Duffy.
SOURCE: Raphael Williams and John Solomon