President Trump officially became the Republican Party's nominee for president Monday—and he made an unannounced appearance at the Republican National Convention after he had secured enough votes during the roll call of states. "I felt an obligation to come to North Carolina," he told delegates in Charlotte, per the Washington Post. "It’s a place that has been very good to me." He added: "What's more important than the roll call?" There was never any doubt about Trump securing the nomination, though he faced short-lived primary challenges from rivals including former Rep. Mark Sanford and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, the Hill notes. Trump plans to formally accept the nomination in a speech at the White House Thursday. More:
- "Make America great again—again." Vice President Mike Pence was also formally renominated Monday, the AP reports. "We’re going to make America great again—again," he told delegates in Charlotte, adding that it will take four more years to fully "drain the swamp" in Washington, DC.