Emerging from the fog as a silhouette, nobody could quite agree what it was most like
While Donald Trump’s big moment at the Republican National Convention won’t come about until Thursday’s speech, his entrance last night onto the Cleveland stage has already set social media alight. Introducing his wife Melania, ahead of her now controversial speech, there was no denying that the Republican candidate stole the show with a showy move pulled right out of the WWE playbook.
During a night dominated by speeches that saw senior Republicans repeatedly warning that the United States is beset by enemies, immigrants, and that Hillary Clinton should be jailed for her past actions, all headlines and Tweets revolved around Trump’s silhouetted saunter on stage.
Set to the Queen classic We are the Champions, emerging from dry ice fog, applauding himself, the presumptive candidate’s power move delighted spectators of every political persuasion. But nobody could quite agree what they thought his arrival looked like...
If Donald Trump comes out and does the Partition choreography, he has my vote! pic.twitter.com/YW3Cg56VQq— Heben Nigatu (@heavenrants) July 19, 2016
Trump's entrance tonight pic.twitter.com/1UIfzDz8AB— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) July 19, 2016
Undertaker's WrestleMania entrance and Donald J. Trump's RNC entrance: pic.twitter.com/fFosZZQYFk— Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) July 19, 2016
I see a little silhouetto of a man. pic.twitter.com/PhJ6GiT9yr— CaptainTouchback (@CaptTouchback) July 19, 2016
Amazing entrance by Trump pic.twitter.com/xEiJEVqzo1— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 19, 2016
That Trump entrance was something pic.twitter.com/Mt438Wvf2w— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 19, 2016
He. Has. Risen. pic.twitter.com/XgBxtM3Fdp— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) July 19, 2016