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Ivanka Trump is good at spin. But then Donald opens his mouth

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What was the most painful part of the final night of the Republican National Convention?

Was it when Donald J Trump said, “I want to thank my amazing daughter, and to all of my children — Ivanka, please stand up — to all of my children and grandchildren, I love you more than words can express” while Don Jr, Eric and Tiffany looked on with hungry eyes at the Chosen One?

Was it when Mitch McConnell complained, in his urgent, gravelly voice, that the Democrats “want to tell you how many hamburgers you can eat”?

Was it when Rudy Giuliani, decorated in a pinstripe suit and the tears of so many betrayed New Yorkers, described Joe Biden as a “defective candidate” and a “Trojan horse for Bernie, AOC, Pelosi, Black Lives Matter and his party’s entire left wing”, who are just waiting to bring in a host of “pro-criminal, socialist policies”?

Was it when a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah accompanied red, white and blue fireworks exploding over Washington DC as onlookers called for “four more years” of Republican rule and Cohen turned audibly in his grave?

Was it the third or fourth time someone was wheeled out during this convention to say the words “People say Donald Trump is racist, but they’re wrong”?

Was it when Ivanka, favored daughter and world-renowned spin doctor, stood up to describe herself as “the proud daughter of the people’s president” and a “defender of common sense” before telling us that her father’s “unconventional communication style” and “unfiltered tweets” actually prove how genuine he is and how sincerely he holds his beliefs? Certainly, hers was a speech and a half. After Alice Johnson, the formerly incarcerated woman who was granted clemency by Trump, walked out of the gates of the prison she’d lived in for 21 years, Ivanka told us that........

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