UFC President Dana White may seem like an unconventional choice to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland: Just last December he told Yahoo Sports, "I'm not a political guy, at all, not a little bit."
So what is he doing here? He told TMZ this week the speech "will be about my relationship with Trump and the Trump that I know."
That makes sense given that the night's theme is about the economy and that White has spoken about Trump's early support of the ultimate fighting league in the past.
After a brief dust-up over the roll call votes of Alaska, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus took the stage to explain the procedure.
Initially, all of Alaska's delegates went to Donald Trump.
However, Alaska state rules have a provision that notes that when a presidential candidate drops out, those delegates remain with that candidate. Alaska's vote would have been 12 Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, 11 Trump and five for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
I have the incredible honor of not only being a part of the ride that’s been this election process and to watch, as a small fly on the wall, what my father has done in creating this movement – because it’s not a campaign anymore, it’s a movement -- speaking to real Americans, giving them a voice again. It’s my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight....
For the first time this week, police threatened a group of demonstrators with arrest, after a rowdy crowd, some wearing masks, sprinted through the streets of downtown Cleveland in a cat-and-mouse game with officers on bicycles.
The protest, Tuesday afternoon, which seemed to have splintered from a larger march that started at Public Square earlier in the day, ended shortly before 8 p.m. when officers declared an unlawful assembly just outside the city's convention center.
Police Chief Calvin Williams skipped the police department's nightly news briefing to help break up the rally, conversing with protesters, even bantering with a man wearing a bandana who insisted the police had violated the Constitution by asking the demonstrators to go home.
Donald Trump often boasts that he would be the "greatest jobs" president ever elected -- an idea that's been echoed throughout the Republican National Convention.
The past 35 years has seen swings in job growth. Republican presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan, saw multiple periods of job losses. But the largest single-month gain also appeared during Reagan’s term, with more than a thousand jobs added in September of 1983.
The largest decline started during Great Recession in the final years of George W. Bush and carried into the first term of President Barack Obama.