Republican National Convention: Scenes from day two

  • Karl Rove is pictured walking on the street on the second day of the Republican National Convention, July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Melania Trump, wife of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, is under scrutiny for what some are calling plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s 2008 address to the Democratic convention. Here, a demonstrator is pictured outside of the convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016. 
  • A man talks to the media while openly carrying a weapon on the second day of the Republican National Convention, July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • A protestor raises their sign on the second day of the Republican National Convention, July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • A Donald Trump supporter speaks with a Trump protestor as seen in the reflection of his glasses, on July 19„ 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • A protestor stands next to law enforcement on the second day of the Republican National Convention, July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Protestors argue about religion on the street during the second day of the Republican National Convention, July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Boxes of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton cereal are on display during the Republican National Convention, July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
  • A law enforcement professional is pictured standing guard on the second day of the Republican National Convention, July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Police in the public square outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016.
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A Donald Trump Supporter bears his rifle outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016.
  • A man holds an illegal squirt gun in front of polilce outside of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016.
  • Police circle demonstrators in the public square, outside of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016.
  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addresses delegates on day two of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016.
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People at the RNC cheer as Donald Trump is formally announced as the results of the delegate vote are announced during the Republican National Convention, July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s children applaud as House Speaker Paul Ryan announces the results of the delegate vote at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016.
  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s children applaud as House Speaker Paul Ryan announces the results of the delegate vote at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016.
  • Donald Trump is pictured on a monitor during the Republican National Convention, after officially becoming the Republican Party’s presidential nominee on July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Donald Trump officially became the Republican Party’s presidential nominee on Tuesday after a roll call vote overshadowed by dissent and apathy atypical of what is traditionally a celebration of the party’s White House candidate.

Trump easily earned the 1,237 delegates needed to capture the nomination. But sporadic boos could be heard as some states attempted to award delegates to Trump’s Republican primary competitors.

Trump’s home delegation of New York put Trump over the top, announced on the convention floor with Trump’s children standing nearby.

“Congratulations Dad, we love you,” Donald Trump Jr. yelled while announcing that the state would award 89 votes to his father.

Particularly outraged was the Washington, D.C., delegations, which held its convention in March and attempted to award 10 votes to Marco Rubio and nine to Kasich. But convention officials announced the rules merit Trump be award all 19 delegates from the nation’s capital.

“This is an outrage, and this is a reason the Republican Party is turning off a lot of voters,” a Kasich delegate from D.C. said on MSNBC.

Despite the at-times contentious atmosphere, Trump was never in jeopardy of the type of floor fight talked frequently about during GOP primary battle. And none of the high-drama tactics talked about by anti-Trump factions came to fruition.

Read more hereCheck back for more photos throughout the day. For full coverage, visit MSNBC.com/photography.

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