Melania's Cribbed Speech Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg; Here Are 10 More Awkward GOP Convention Moments

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland is off to a rough start and is full of surprises. While Melania Trump's plagiarized speech is making the headlines, there are many curious and bizarre moments you may have missed.


1. Amy Hedyke, an alternate Texas delegate told reporters she was "very disappointed" that the delegates would not be freed up, as the "Never Trump"-ers hoped —while wearing a button that read "guns don't kill people, abortion clinics do."

2. Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson gave a totally optimistic speech about Cleveland's progress being "a reflection of the hardworking and diverse people of this city... I'm talking about how do we have everyone participate in that quality of life and the prosperity that this community creates," he said. Best part: He's a Democrat. 

3. Students like Nikki Rubin and Zach Sosa were just using the queue to catch Pokemon, and FoxNews wasn't convinced their behavior was safe or appropriate.

4. Sgt. Tim Maffo-Judd, a Cleveland police bomb technician, was super-psyched to show off his new explosive ordnance disposal, or EODrobot. But we can't help but thinking back to that bomb robot's purpose in Dallas.

5. There is a wide array of police deployed at the convention and outside on the streets, with everything from riot gear to forest ranger uniforms, and then there are these security guards who couldn't look less official. 

6. Stephen Colbert, dressed as a "Hunger Games" character, crashed the party in many senses of the phrase. 

7. New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick organized 100 women to pose nude in protest of Donald Trump. Afterward, Tunick assured participants, "You can take pictures with me if you want; I'm not shy."

8. Antonio Sabato Jr., an actor and speaker for the RNC's first night, didn't even think there should be an election and is baffled by why more celebrities aren't supporting Trump.

9. The entire Texas delegation arrived in Cleveland wearing cowboy hats and state flag shirts—and demanded a roll call vote to disrupt Trump.

10. Not a single Republican delegate knew how to react to the metal band that performed for the crowd, and their confusion was hilarious. 

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