FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's Republican Convention Speech, Annotated

Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday night, delivering a speech that lays out America's struggles with crime, terrorism and immigration and how he plans to address them.NPR's politics team has annotated Trump's speech below. Portions we commented on are highlighted, followed by analysis, context and fact check in italics.Thank you, thank you. Thank you very much.Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the...
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Real estate magnate Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination last night. But that doesn’t mean the party is unified behind him. 

Governor John Kasich’s delegates attended the convention and many of them admit they have a hard time accepting Trump. 

The Rolling Stones tune, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” blared throughout Quicken Loans arena as Donald Trump left the floor after being nominated by the Republican Party.

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Things are running relatively smoothly at Cleveland Hopkins Airport as thousands of visitors  head home now that the Republican National Convention is over.

A computer problem caused four flights to be canceled.

About 600 passengers had to find new flights after Southwest Airlines didn't have the correct airplanes in place. 

The airport’s Interim Director Fred Szabo says other airlines tried to re-book those displaced passengers on their planes.  He says it proved difficult  since they were already nearly filled to capacity.

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Cleveland officials were all smiles Friday morning as they gave their final press briefing on the Republican National Convention,  which most people have deemed a big success.

After major concerns about the city not being prepared, they say Cleveland has proven the naysayers wrong.  

WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports on the wrap-up of the relatively trouble-free event.

“Cleveland Rocks!” says Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, echoing the famous rock anthem.

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson signed legislation into law today giving transgender people the right to use restrooms or showers in places with public accommodations that fit their gender identity.

It changes the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance that gave private business owners the right to dictate which facilities transgender people could use.

Jackson says the new law is all about inclusion.

Street Vendors Say RNC Sales Were Hit or Miss

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  The Republican National Convention, and the tens of thousands of visitors who came along with it, is packing up and leaving town this morning. And as Matt Richmond of Ohio Public Radio’s WCPN reports, the street vendors that popped up in Downtown Cleveland found sales to be hit or miss.

For Quincy, a button vendor on Euclid Avenue, near 4th Street, this wasn’t a good year for buttons. He’s been going to conventions for decades and he says sales at this one have not been good.

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An iconic cafeteria that’s usually closed for dinner on weeknights has extended its hours to help the RNC get a taste of Cleveland.

In today’s Quick Bite WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports the Tremont family restaurant has long been recognized for its authentic Cleveland cuisine.

Featured specials Friday nights at Sokolowski’s University Inn include Chicken Paprikash, smoked Kielbasa, and the specialty of the house, Salisbury steak.


The youngest delegate at the Republican National Convention is 17-years-old, but the reporter who interviewed him is even younger.

StateImpact Ohio’s Michelle Faust catches-up with a 13-year-old Cleveland reporter.

Maple Buescher is a middle schooler who’s spent the year as a reporter for Time for Kids—an educational magazine produced by Time.

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It's been called the most conservative platform in living memory.

With strong planks rejecting gay marriage and abortion, and calls for inserting religion into public schools and as a guide in lawmaking, the 2016 Republican platform is certainly tailored to appeal to a key constituency of the party, evangelical  voters.  

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One of the Democrats who has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate to run with Hillary Clinton says he flew in to Cleveland to serve as a fact checker for the Republican National Convention.

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It too more than 24 hours to arraign 17 people arrested Wednesday after a flag burning protest got out of hand near the Q.

The National Lawyers Guild of Ohio says the court didn’t receive the charging paperwork, causing the delay. 

Those taken into police custody are facing numerous charges including failure to disperse and resisting arrest.

Attorney Gordon Friedman working on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild and NAACP says the people charged with misdemeanors should not have spent a night in jail.


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