CNN correspondent Pamela Brown reported that speakers at the Republican National Convention have mentioned Hillary Clinton more times than they have referenced Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Brown reported that during the first two days of the convention “Donald Trump’s name was mentioned 61 times, versus 79 times for Hillary Clinton.” Brown echoed sentiments highlighted by media outlets pointing out that Clinton is “the unifying force in a party so very much divided over Donald Trump”:
ERIN BURNETT (HOST): One thing that has stood out in the speeches that we have seen so far here in Cleveland is that Donald Trump has not gotten as many mentions as Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton, in fact, has been bashed by speaker, after speaker, her name mentioned much more often than that of Donald Trump.
So, what will happen tonight? Will we hear a lot of pro-Donald Trump, or more anger against Hillary Clinton? Pamela Brown is on the floor here out front, as this convention comes to order. Pamela, that's the big question tonight.
PAMELA BROWN: Well, you can expect it, Erin. In years past, we know that the opponent usually is hammered away one night, but it seems though Hillary Clinton is the target every night here at the Republican Convention. She's really the unifying force, in a party so very much divided over Donald Trump.
We know that Governor Mike Pence is expected to come out and call her “Secretary of Status Quo,” you can expect Ted Cruz, who has not formally endorsed Donald Trump yet, to also hit on Hillary Clinton.
In fact, we counted just the past couple of nights, Donald Trump's name was mentioned 61 times, versus 79 times for Hillary Clinton. And you heard the crowd here last night really got galvanized whenever her name was mentioned, and they kept chanting “Lock her up, lock her up.”
Now Hillary Clinton, for her part, says some of these people coming out against her such as Rudy Giuliani have praised her in the past, and they're only saying these things because we're right in the middle of an election year.