NBC's Katy Tur: Republicans Are “Clearly More Comfortable Trashing” Clinton “Than Extolling Their Nominee”

From the July 20 edition of NBC's NBC Nightly News:

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KATY TUR: Donald Trump touching down in Cleveland, stepping off his helicopter to his awaiting family. But noticeably absent, Trump's wife, Melania. 36 hours after she was accused of plagiarism, and after repeated denials, team Trump finally admitted part of Melania's speech was in fact plagiarized from Michelle Obama's 2008 convention address. “A person she always liked is Michelle Obama,” Trump corporation staff writer Meredith Mciver said in a resignation letter. “Over the phone she read me some passages of Mrs. Obama's speech as examples. I wrote them down. This was my mistake.” McIver, a registered Democrat, took the fall, but Donald Trump rejected the resignation, later tweeting, “all press is good press.”


Trump is now officially the nominee but the star at his own convention is Hillary Clinton.


Chris Christie fired up the crowd with a mock Clinton prosecution.


Ben Carson linked her to the devil, while Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan barely mentioned Trump's name. The Republican machine clearly more comfortable trashing their rival than extolling their nominee. Trump even getting boos today when he flew by a Ted Cruz rally.


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