Melania Trump Helps Us Forget Rudy Giuliani Was a Speaker Tonight

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Melania Trump just gave her speech, but I’m not sure I heard it all. My ears were still ringing from Rudy Giuliani’s 15-minute shriek about how we were all going to die if Hillary Clinton gets elected president. Damn. Was he afraid the microphones weren’t working, or what?

Trump was smart to have Rudy go on just before Melania. She might have been a little nervous, but anyone would have seemed like a cool, refreshing breeze after Rudy’s yawp (my favorite part: “Donald Trump will lead by leading”). Needless to say, Melania didn’t say much except that Donald was a great guy, but I guess that’s OK. It would have been nice to hear a few personal anecdotes explaining why she actually likes him, but maybe those are hard to come by.

On the downside, I lost my bet with myself. I figured Donald would use his introduction to talk about himself as usual, but he didn’t. He actually restrained himself and just introduced his wife and then left the stage. Maybe he really is pivoting for the general election.

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