How Did Night One of the RNC Go?

Donald Trump’s Convention: Day 1 via The New York Times

Donald Trump’s Convention: Day 1
via The New York Times

Republican National Convention: Speakers, including wife Melania, testify to Donald Trump’s readiness to be president; others savage Clinton via The Washington Post

Republican National Convention: Speakers, including wife Melania, testify to Donald Trump’s readiness to be president; others savage Clinton
via The Washington Post

THE BASICS: Frank Bruni of the New York Times explains that night one of the convention, though highly spoken of by Trump, was nothing remarkable; political mistakes were made in both Melania’s and Manafort’s speeches, and Melania’s speech, advertised as the headline of the night, was vague and contradictive, whereas Phillip Rucker of The Washington Post highlights the effective arguments and positive moments of the night by focusing on the diversity of speakers which helped to place the Trump campaign in a favorable light, as well as Melania’s well received speech, all despite the rules vote that took place in the beginning of the night.