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Alison King at the Republican National Convention - Day 4



    Donald Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio. (Published Friday, July 22, 2016)

    Thursday night, Donald Trump was officially nominated by his party at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

    "I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States," he told the roaring crowd.

    Trump and his fellow Republicans are leaving Cleveland feeling like they got the job done and done well. Despite some disorganizations and distractions this week, like accusations of plagiarism in his wife's convention speech, protests by the Never Trump crowd and a snub by Ted Cruz, the unconventional convention was a success for the nominee.

    Earlier Thursday, Trump supporters from Massachusetts reacted to Cruz's controversial message.

    Mass. RNC Delegate: We 'Are Absolutely Furious With Cruz'

    [NECN]Mass. RNC Delegate: We 'Are Absolutely Furious With Cruz'
    Donald Trump supporters from Massachusetts are reacting to Ted Cruz's controversial message hours before the Republican presidential nominee speaks to delegates and the nation from Cleveland, Ohio. (Published Thursday, July 21, 2016)

    Instead of formally endorsing Trump Wednesday during his prime time speech, the Texas senator and former presidential candidate told fellow Republicans to "vote with your conscience" in November.

    Rich Gurney, an alternate delegate for Massachusetts, says he and other delegates "are absolutely furious with Cruz."

    Trump reached out to Cruz to join the convention, Gurney said, and Cruz "had the audacity to stand up there last night and stab Donald Trump in the back."

    Gurney says when it became apparent that Cruz wouldn't endorse Trump, the crowd began to get rowdy and boo.

    He adds that he's following Trump's lead to reacting to Cruz's snub.

    "[Cruz] is a small-minded man and the party doesn't need people like this. He only cares about himself, and I liked Ted, I liked everything he said, but what he did last night was personal," Gurney said.

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