2016 Elections

And Now for Trump's Triumphant Big Finale

His nomination acceptance speech could be that reality-television moment when the winner is celebrated for overcoming trials and tribulations.

The last walk-through.

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Even Donald Trump’s allies admit that the Republican convention has been one big flap after another. Insulting John Kasich, the hugely popular governor of must-win Ohio, lifting passages from a speech delivered by the wife of a president he suspects of being a terrorist sympathizer, giving a prime-time speaking spot to an unreliable rival. Then there were the multiple appearances by the would-be Republican nominee himself, apparently so hungry for attention that he was willing to steal his own thunder. And this is just a partial list of the week’s blunders.

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