Thursday was the final night of the Republican National Convention and there was a lot that happened, and what better way to quickly run down the highlights of the event than with GIFs!
There was plenty of bad dancing.
Like your 57-year-old Aunt Helen drunk at a wedding dancing.
Make it stop.
Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and investor in Facebook, was the first openly gay person to speak at a Republican National Convention since 2000 when then-Rep. Jim Kolbe of Arizona addressed the gathering in Philadelphia. The billionaire tech mogul dismissed the debate over transgender bathroom use.
“When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet Union. And we won. Now we are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?
The silicon Valley businessman made history on Thursday by becoming the first speaker to declare that he is gay at the Republican National Convention.
“Every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American,” Thiel said, and the crowd gave him a rousing applause.
Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka spoke before her father accepted the Republican presidential nomination and she was extraordinarily eloquent.
Ivanka came off as a seasoned veteran speaker, conveying ideas concisely and clearly.
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She was elegant, charismatic, and alluring.
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“He is colorblind and gender-neutral. He hires the best person for the job, period.”
“He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this too, right alongside him,” she said.
But did Ivanka plagiarize her speech too?
Then Ivanka introduced her father. We know Donald adores his daughter Ivanka, but this was an extremely usual and awkward interaction between a father and daughter.
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Trump pats his daughter down like he’s a TSA agent.
Jeez, Donald, get ahold of yourself and don’t go all Craster from Game of Thrones on your daughter.
That guy in the background was so skeeved out by the father/daughter inappropriateness that it sent him into a seizure.
Then Trump took the stage to accept the nomination of Republican presidential candidate. “Friends, delegates, and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States,” Trump said.
Trump stressed that he is the “law and order” candidate early…
And Trump talked.
“So to every parent who dreams for their child, and every child who dreams for their future, I say these words to you tonight: I’m with you, I will fight for you, and I will win for you.,” Trump declared.
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Trump became the first Republican nominee in history to ever mention the LGBTQ community in a GOP nomination acceptance speech. “Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist. This time, the terrorist targeted our LGBTQ community. No good. We are going to stop it,” Trump stated. “As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology, believe me.”
The Republican Party, which has typically not welcomed gays with welcome arms, applauded the statement. “And I have to say as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said,” he said. “Thank you.”
Trump led the crowd in a patriotic “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” chant.
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Then Trump took time off from talking to give two invisible men handjobs. That’s gonna be messy.
After Trump’s speech ended and his vice president came on stage. Sorry Mike Pence, no kisses for you on this night.
Trump’s speech was an astounding one hour and 15 minutes, the longest of any acceptance speeches in the last four decades.