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‘Ask not what Trump can do for you ...’

Donald Trump greets his wife Melania after she spoke at the Republican convention Monday night.
Donald Trump greets his wife Melania after she spoke at the Republican convention Monday night. Associated Press

There were so many highlights of the first day of the Republican National Convention, I don’t know where to start.

There was Rudy Giuliani’s over-caffeinated yelling. He acted like he was the emcee at a UFC match.

There was the incredible list of celebrity speakers, highlighted by Scott Baio – would you actually vote the way Scott Baio wanted you to vote? – and some guy from “Duck Dynasty.” I guess Bill Cosby wasn’t available.

There were the gun nuts outside the convention hall with guns strapped to their hips, flaunting Ohio’s open-carry law. With all the violence taking place these days, a scene like that kind of makes you proud to be an American, doesn’t it?

Then there was Donald Trump’s low-key, subtle entrance.

But the highlight had to be the speech by Michelle Obama.

Actually, it was Melania Trump doing the talking, saying what a great, warm guy Donald the Fraud is, and how great their family is, etc.

The speech was getting rave reviews, also, until it was discovered some of the phrases were lifted right out of Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 convention. The Fraud keeps telling us how rich he is. He should spend some of that money on a decent speech writer.

What could top all that?

Not sure, but if Trump starts his acceptance speech with “Ask not what Trump can do for you, ask what you can do for Trump,” don’t be surprised.

Gary Stein is a columnist for the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. Readers may email him at gstein@sunsentinel.com.

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