• The second night of the RNC 2016 is underway. It has been dubbed Make America Work Again.
  • A roll call vote has officially nominated Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.
  • The first night of the convention was overshadowed by allegations that Trump's wife, Melania, plagiarised her speech from one made by First Lady Michelle Obama.
  • Tonight's speakers include: NRA's Chris Cox, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the GOP nominee's children Tiffany and Donald Trump Jr and others.
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Thanks for joining us for our live coverage of the second night of the RNC. Be sure to check back for more on the convention tomorrow.


Donald Trump might have a way to go before a White House nod but his presidential crew is beginning to fall into place. He is reportedly planning to nominate Steve Mnuchin, his campaign's finance chairman, for Treasury secretary if he wins in November.

Mnuchin, a partner at Goldman Sachs, was a relative unknown when Trump picked him for his campaign. He also seems like an odd choice because he has contributed thousands to Democratic candidates over the years — including $7,400 to Hillary Clinton's Senate bids and her 2008 presidential campaign. And his Wall Street background might not endear him to the typical Trump supporter, notes the Hill.


Delegates begin filing out and the Trump family is already gone as soap opera actress and businesswoman Kimberlin Brown begins the last speech of the night. She complains about the negative impact on America's film and TV industry of "high taxes, over-regulation and suspect trade deals."

She adds: "I have seen TV and movie productions move out of the country. If you were an A-lister like Leonardo DiCaprio or an owner of a studio, you were okay. But if you were a cameraman, sound tech, boom operator ... you were out of luck."


As Carson finishes a Code Pink protester in the audience unfurls a banner reading "No Racism. No Hatred." One Republican delegate attempts to snatch it away and others hold up American flags to hide the banner from television cameras. She's finally led out.


Former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson veers from his prepared remarks to talk about the devil — and tries to link him to Hillary Clinton.

Carson says that one of Clinton's mentors was American community organiser Saul Alinsky.

"This was someone that she greatly admired. He wrote a book called Rules for Radicals. On the dedication page he acknowledges Lucifer, the 'original radical who founded his own kingdom.'"


Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia is next up and Hillary Clinton likes something she had to say — in the past.


Donald Jr gets a standing ovation as he ends by paying tribute to "my mentor, my best friend, my father, Donald Trump."



"We're still Americans, we're still one country, and we're going to get it all back," says Donald Trump Jr, the second of the candidate's progeny to speak.

"You want to know what kind of president he will be? Then let me tell you how he runs his businesses ... he spent his career with regular Americans, pouring sheetrock, heh heh, pouring concrete and hanging sheetrock."


The first of Trump's children makes it on to the stage. Tiffany Trump, a 22-year-old recent university graduate, apologises for any nervousness. However, like her older sister Ivanka, Tiffany appears poised and calm as she talks about the virtues of her father. "My dad is a natural-born encourager," Tiffany says.


The New Jersey governor leads the crowd of delegates in proclaiming Hillary Clinton "guilty" in a number of alleged "crimes". Christie says Clinton does not fight for the US but for others. Christie blamed her for the unrest in Libya as well as the kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram.


Former rival turned Trump lap dog Chris Christie takes to the stage. He kicks off his speech by praising his "friend" of 14 years, Donald Trump.

We are about to be led by not only a strong leader but by a caring, genuine and decent person.

I am proud to say that the voice of the people of our nation is being heard in this hall tonight, and those voices want Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States.

But everybody, this election is not just about Donald Trump, no. It is also about his Democratic opponent, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

He then leads the crowd in condemning Hillary Clinton. The crowd shouts: "Lock her up!"


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is up next. A majority of the speakers have focused on calling out President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and how Republicans can help the country. Very few have specifically spoken favourably of Trump by name.


Ryan is still going, calling for a unification of the party behind Trump and Pence.


Ryan urges voters to watch the Democratic National Convention next week to see "what's at stake". He says it'll be easier to tolerate by using the mute button.

Democracy is a series of choices. We Republicans have made ours.

Have we had our arguments this year? Sure we have – and you know what I call those? Signs of life. Signs of a party that's not just going through the motions. Not just mouthing new words for the same old stuff.


Speaker Ryan is back on stage. The Wisconsin congressman talks about the last time he found himself at the GOP convention—back in 2012 as the party's vice presidential nominee. Now he looks on to the future:

Next time there's a State of the Union address, I don't know where Joe Biden and Barack Obama will be. But you'll find me right there on the rostrum with Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump.


McConnell is joined onstage by several freshmen senators, including Dan Sullivan from Alaska. Sullivan calls on voters to keep Republicans in charge of the Senator and to win them the White House.


Senator Mitch McConnell addresses the crowd and says he's been around the Clintons longer than anyone should. In bashing Hillary Clinton, McConnell even praises former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for being truthful in his campaign to move the government left. Clinton was quick to respond on Twitter.


Trump addresses the convention via video feed from Trump Tower. He says he's honoured to be nominated alongside Mike Pence. "I'm so proud to be your nominee," Trump says as he promises to win in November.


We're the oldest and largest civil rights organization in America.

- Chris Cox, NRA lobbyist


The first night of the RNC focused on security and Benghazi. Tonight was meant to focus on work. So far, though, has been focused on security, Benghazi and all the reasons Clinton is wrong for the job. Even the NRA's lobbyist Chris Cox has only spoken about the Second Amendment and how Clinton is a threat to the right to bare arms.

A Hillary Clinton presidency means your right to own a firearm is gone.