PHOTOS: We Need To Talk About Some Of The Pictures Taken Inside #RNCinCLE


The teleprompters have been shut off. The balloons and confetti have been cleaned up. The male escorts have deposited their money. Time to debrief on what the hell we just witnessed at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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Melania Trump recited Michelle Obama’s speech from the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Rudy Giuliani reminded us to schedule that dentist appointment we’ve been putting off. Ben Carson suggested Hillary Clinton worships Lucifer. Laura Ingraham accidentally gave a Nazi salute. Peter Thiel told us money is more important than human rights. And then we watched 125,000 balloons fall from the ceiling.

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All that was very entertaining. But perhaps the most entertaining part of this years #RNCinCLE were the pictures posted on social media, which, frankly, seem to capture the present GOP mindset better than any of the keynotes did.

Scroll down for some of our favorite shots highlighting the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland…

#whatNotToWear. #GOP #RNC

A photo posted by Christina G (@modprops) on

my weekend agenda: get on the level of this old white lady dancing at #RNCinCLE

A video posted by @trampygrandma on

WINK at RNC: A scene from a mostly peaceful protest. #rncincle

A photo posted by WINK News (@wink_news) on

Bret Michaels still rocks #RNCinCLE #Cleveland

A photo posted by Andrew Noyes (@anoyes) on

Parting thoughts from #RNCinCLE #lifesfunny

A photo posted by Henry Lee (@nativeartzcle) on

You haven't seen pure joy until you've seen my mom celebrating in the midst of 125,000 balloons! ???? #terrbear #RNCinCLE

A video posted by Brittany Lathan (@brittanylathan) on… Slideshow, Twitter feed from @PolSciLukePerry coverage of the #RNCinCLE

A photo posted by WKTV NEWSChannel 2 (@wktv) on

Oh thank goodness this is over. Zzzzzzz #rncincle #newsday #onassignment

A photo posted by Jeffrey Basinger (@jeffreybasinger) on