Delegates support Trump because he’s not Hillary

Some delegates at the Republican National Convention in Ohio say their support for Donald Trump coincides with their dislike of Hillary Clinton. Julie Noce reports.

(Reuters) – Ivanka Trump and her brothers Eric and Donald Jr. breeze past the media on the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Their father secured the necessary number of delegates to officially become the 2016 Republican party candidate.

But for some delegates, supporting Donald Trump hinges more on a rejection of his presumptive opponent.

EILEEN GROSSMAN, A DELEGATE OF RHODE ISLAND,

“Hillary Clinton, I call Kill-ary Clinton. She left our people in Benghazi. She lied about a video. I don’t want that. I don’t want Hillary!”

MICHAEL BAYHAM, A DELEGATE FROM LOUISIANA,

“Well, he’s not Hillary. That’s very important.”

Other delegates pledged their support, even if not wholeheartedly.

RICHARD APOLLO FUHRIMAN , A DELEGATE FROM WASHINGTON STATE,

“I definitely don’t agree with everything he said. You know, I wish the language was a little bit toned down.”

A rebellion by the “Never Trump” movement to block his nomination was ultimately thwarted.


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