And the Donald is accused of cosying up to Putin
Normally the third day of US presidential conventions is for speaker after speaker to get behind the nominee and make rabble rousing speeches.
Overnight in Cleveland, Ohio, the contender who had run Trump closest in the primaries, Senator Ted Cruz, had a different approach and refused to back the man who 24 hours beforehand had officially become the nominee. Cruz was also speaking in prime time, that part of the night’s proceedings that were getting the most TV time.
Quite why the Trump team had allowed this to happen is not clear but it looks like a mistake.
This came after a huge controversy emerged over Trump’s apparent support for Russia’s Putin and questions about the future of NATO if he got elected in November.
Trump says U.S. is not a credible messenger for liberty and human rights. Funny, that's exactly what Putin says. https://t.co/PKQpj0k3nJ
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) July 21, 2016
Breaking News: Trump gives Putin "Green Light" to invade NATO allies among Baltic States. https://t.co/jqcl7YeNbH
— Bill Wong (@ten24get) July 21, 2016
In the betting Hillary had slipped to a 68% chance on Betfair at the start of the week. She’s now at 71%.
The WH2016 betting edges away from Trump after a stormy night at the GOP convention pic.twitter.com/b4Hd4WSgSu
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) July 21, 2016