RNC Chief's Pleased With First Days
by Michelle Faust
The men at the helm of the Republican National Convention were in good spirits Wednesday morning, as they praised the Tuesday night official nomination of Donald Trump as their party’s candidate.
“I think it went flawlessly. I think it was an open and transparent process that was something that you look back a year ago and think, “That’s not gonna happen.” But it was it was a great night,” says Jeff Larson, CEO of 2016 RNC.
Larson was making reference to many calls for a contested convention. Calls that mostly died out after Ohio Governor John Kasich dropped out of the race in early May.
Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, says the now official candidate was pleased.
“It was very satisfying and rewarding to him that after year been on the campaign trail and a year of being told that he would never be the nominee of the party, that he secured the party with over 1700 delegate votes,” says Manafort.
According to Manafort, another one of Trump’s children will take the stage tonight. Eric Trump’s speech will further the campaign’s intent to establish the candidate as a family man.
“Who will be speaking about what it was like growing up as the son of Donald Trump,” says Manafort. “I think the speech is a very moving speech. It's more personal than Don Junior’s speech was last night.”
Manafort says the most significant speech of the night is that of Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence. It’s intended to help launch Trump’s bid for the general election.