US Election 2016: Trump seals Republican nomination

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Donald Trump has officially clinched the Republican nomination for US president as speakers hammered Democrat Hillary Clinton on day two of the Republican National Convention.

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Mr Trump is expected to accept the nomination on Thursday after state delegates formally selected him.

The theme of Tuesday in Cleveland was “Make America Work Again”.

However, the speakers focused almost exclusively on attacking Mrs Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a former prosecutor, held a mock trial for Mrs Clinton as the crowd chanted “lock her up”.

  Donald Trump Jr. (L), along with Ivanka Trump (C) and Eric Trump (R), take part in the roll call in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
Image caption Mr Trump’s adult children led the New York delegation at the convention
  Mr Christie put Mrs Clinton on trial in his speech
Image caption Mr Christie put Mrs Clinton on trial in his speech
The crowd repeatedly chanted 'lock her up!'
Image caption The crowd repeatedly chanted “lock her up!”

Mr Christie and others criticised Mrs Clinton’s use of a private email account while she was serving as secretary of state.

An FBI investigation said she was “extremely careless” but found her actions didn’t warrant criminal prosecution.

But Mr Christie and and the crowd disagreed as Mr Christie repeatedly yelled “guilty”.

He said she has “selfish, awful judgement” and was to blame for various foreign policy problems in Libya, Syria and elsewhere.

Mr Trump’s children also played a prominent role on Tuesday, standing with the New York delegation as he was declared winner and delivering remarks.


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