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FULL TEXT: Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the 2016 Republican convention

Jul 22, 2016 - 1:35 PM

We will lead our party back to the White House and we will lead our country back to safety prosperity and peace

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses delegates on the final night of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016. Timothy Clary/AFP

WATCH: 'Melania Trump' responds to plagiarism accusation on 'Colbert'

Jul 21, 2016 - 9:53 PM

My fellow Americans this is truly the best of times it is the worst of times I did not plagiarize my speech last night says actress Laura Benanti spoofing Melania

MELANIA TRUMP? Laura Benanti spoofs Melania Trump's allegedly plagiarized Republican convention speech on 'The Late Show.' Screengrab from YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes: Online backlash over plagiarized speech

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Social media is unforgiving when it comes to plagiarism

Cruz upends Republican convention, refuses to back Trump

Jul 21, 2016 - 12:53 PM

UPDATED His none too subtle message lands like a political hand grenade in a convention already marred by an opening day floor revolt from anti Trump delegates and other missteps by the campaign

NO ENDORSEMENT. US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20, 2016. Jim Watson/AFP

WATCH: Third Eye Blind trolls Republican convention delegates in concert

Jul 21, 2016 - 11:26 AM

In a charity concert in Cleveland where the Republican National Convention was held Third Eye Blind aired their views repudiating the GOP s platform and its nominee Donald Trump

Screengrab from Instagram/@thirdeyeblind/@fireman402

LOOK: Artist builds wall around Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Jul 21, 2016 - 11:05 AM

An artist that goes by Plastic Jesus puts a wall around the Republican presidential candidate s Hollywood Walk of Fame star

epa05433814 A handout image provided by the artist called Plastic Jesus on 20 July 2016 shows sightseeers looking at Donald Trump's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Hollywood, California, USA, 19 July 2016. An unknown person had built a grey concrete wall around it, topped with razor wire and 'keep out' and 'stop making stupid people famous' stickers. Donald Trump will formally accept the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election during their four-day convention which ends on 21 July. EPA/NICK STERN/HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT: PLASTIC JESUS HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Hatred of Hillary the unifying thread at Trump confab

Jul 21, 2016 - 10:39 AM

Republicans may be split over whether to support Donald Trump but their embrace of the invective against the presumptive Democratic nominee is absolute

'HILLARY FOR PRISON' A delegate holds a sign that reads 'Hillary For Prison' on the floor before the start of the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump staffer apologizes for Melania plagiarism row

Jul 21, 2016 - 7:51 AM

Staffer Meredith McIver: This was my mistake and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused

This combination of file pictures created on July 19, 2016 shows Melania Trump (L) addressing delegates on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 18, 2016 and Michelle Obama greeting the audience at the Democratic National Convention 2008 in Denver on August 25, 2008. Alex Wong and Paul J Richards / AFP

Did Melania Trump Rickroll in her Republican convention speech?

Jul 20, 2016 - 11:26 AM

Aside from allegations that she plagiarized Michelle Obama social media users also say that Melania Trump channeled Rick Astley in her RNC speech

RICKROLLED. Social media users say Melania Trump Rickrolled the Republican National Convention during her speech supporting her husband, US presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA, screengrab from YouTube/RickAstleyVEVO

Queen protests Trump use of 'We Are the Champions'

Jul 20, 2016 - 10:38 AM

An unauthorized use at the Republican Convention against our wishes says a band statement on Twitter

'UNAUTHORIZED USE.' The iconic British band Queen has protested the use of their hit, 'We Are the Champions' at the Republican National Convention. In this file photo, Brian May performs next to singer Adam Lambert during a concert with British band Queen as part of their tour 'Don't Stop Them Now' in Chile, 2015. File photo by Felipe Trueba/EPA

US Republicans nominate Donald Trump for president

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:47 AM

UPDATED The formal nomination caps a roller coaster campaign that saw the billionaire tycoon defeat 16 White House rivals

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives on stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Plagiarism controversy, revolt plague Trump at convention opener

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED Donald Trump s wife Melania is accused of copying parts of her speech from US First Lady Michelle Obama

SPEECH COPIED? Melania Trump, wife of Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, waves to the crowd after delivering a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Anti-Trump delegates revolt at Republican convention

Jul 19, 2016 - 6:10 AM

The interruption highlights the divisions within the Republican Party as it struggles to unify behind Trump in the run up to the November election against Democrat Hillary Clinton

NO TO TRUMP. Delegates protest on the floor during on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP

Cleveland on security knife edge for Republican convention

Jul 18, 2016 - 6:51 AM

The killing of 3 police officers Sunday in Baton Rouge Louisiana only added to the tensions in Cleveland

Cleveland convention hats are sold downtown ahead of the upcoming Republican National Convention on July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images/AFP

Cleveland preps for protests on eve of Republican confab

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM

On the eve of its biggest political moment in decades Cleveland is bracing for protests that may well disrupt proceedings

READY FOR RNC. Event workers compare photos on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena ahead of the Republican National Convention on July 16, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Trump eyes running mate with political experience

May 04, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Trump declines to divulge any VP names however

DONALD TRUMP. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C) discusses the presidential primary voting results in Indiana in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, New York, USA, May 3, 2016. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Tense protests outside Trump speech in California

Apr 30, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The demonstrators wave banners that read No hate no racism no Trump We need a uniter not a divider and Trump is the modern day Hitler

'NO TO TRUMP.' Protesters opposed to US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are separated from supporters by a line of riot police officers outside Trump's campaign rally in Costa Mesa, California, USA, April 28, 2016. Photo by Eugene Garcia/EPA

Eastwood admits he improvised with empty chair

Sep 08, 2012 - 5:06 PM

Clint Eastwood has admitted he winged it at the Republican National Convention when he decided to ad lib a conversation with an empty chair

CLINT EASTWOOD AND THE CHAIR. Screen grab from Youtube

#Eastwooding spreads across Twitter

Sep 01, 2012 - 3:25 PM

Are you wondering why people are laughing at empty chairs?