The Five Best Moments of the Republican Convention: Monday Edition

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Well, these were my favorite parts of today’s festivities, anyway:

  1. Rep. Steve King on CNN talking about the greatness of white people: “Where did any other sub-group of people contribute to civilization?”
  2. Soap opera star Antonio Sabato Jr. on Twitter after his speech: Obama is “absolutely” a Muslim.
  3. A chant on the convention floor after Gen. Michael Flynn attacks Hillary Clinton: “Lock her up, lock her up…”
  4. Rudy Giuliani on how Trump will make America great again: “He will lead by leading.”
  5. Former Happy Days star Scott Baio defending a crudely offensive tweet about Hillary Clinton after his speech: “You make of it what you want.”

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