Today in 5 Lines
After a dramatic start to the Republican National Convention Monday, the second day is underway, and we’re covering it live here. So far: The Trump campaign denied accusations that Melania Trump, who delivered remarks opening night, lifted passages from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention—one RNC strategist referenced the TV show My Little Pony in defense of Mrs. Trump; and Indiana Governor Mike Pence made a surprise appearance touting the party’s presumptive nominee. President Obama wrote an open letter to law enforcement, addressing the recent fatal shootings of eight officers and expressing his support. Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, will not host the first presidential debate in September due to security costs, the university’s president, David Hopkins, announced.
Today on The Atlantic
Trumpism, Here and There: The nationalist, populist, anti-establishment, and anti-immigrant rhetoric of Donald Trump isn’t just noticeable abroad with the controversial Brexit referendum—it’s an international trend. (Dominic Tierney)
Go Ahead, Make My Day!: Megan Garber takes a stab at what Donald Trump’s speech might look like Thursday night, if he employed the same speechwriters as his wife. Here’s a sneak peek: “This land is your land; this land is my land. But mostly it is my land. I’m king of the world!”
Univision’s Calling: The nation’s largest Spanish-language network has established itself as an influential voice in politics, but Donald Trump still hasn’t made an appearance. Will refraining from doing so hurt his chances for the White House? (Priscilla Alvarez)