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after years of campaign donald trump becomes the official captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: it's a pivotal night for republicans. 57 weeks after he entered politics, the g.o.p. will go all in tonight, choosing political novice donald trump as their candidate for president. also tonight, donald trump, jr., says this about his stepmom, accused of stealing lines from michelle obama. >> if you work hard for what you want in life... >> she did a phenomenal job. >> pelley: we talk to voters in a state that could decide which way the election swings. show of hands, how many of you are undecided. one, two, three, four undecided. we'll look at the effort to ban russia's entire summer olympic team. and he used their song, and
queen are not amused. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from the republican national convention in cleveland, ohio. >> pelley: donald trump's name has just been placed in nomination, and now the state-by-state roll call is under way. when he reaches 1,237 delegate votes, he will be declared the republican candidate for president. but what should have been a day of anticipation has turned into a day of recrimination over melania trump's spiewsm last night. her address to this conservative gathering borrowed liberally from michelle obama's 2008 democratic convention speech. >> barack and i were raised with so many of the same values, like you work hard for what you want in life. >> my parents impressed on me the value that you work hard for what you want in life.
>> that your word is your bond, that you do what you say you're going to do. >> that your word is your bond, and you do what you say and keep your promise. >> that you treat people with dignity and respect. >> that you treat people with respect. >> because we want our children and all children in this nation. >> because we want our children in this nation... >> to know that the only limit to the height of your achievement is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them. >> to know the only limit of your achievement is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them. >> pelley: donald trump, who is rarely at a loss for words of his own, was unusually silent today. here's nancy cordes. >> she never cribbed from anyone's speech.
>> reporter: trump's cam main manager didn't go so much on damage control as damage denial. >> to think she would be cribbing michelle obama's words is crazy. >> reporter: campaign allies tried to downplay the controversy. >> 93% of the speech is completely different from michelle obama's speech. >> reporter: as paul manafort looks to shift the blame elsewhere. >> it's certainly noted the clinton camp was the first to get it out there. >> >> reporter: nice try. not true after intentionally avoiding any mention of the speech that was supposed to be a g.o.p. highlight. rnc chairman reince priebus acknowledged what manafort would not. >> would you fire that speech write center. >> probably. >> if someone on your staff had made this mistake, would you fire them? >> i have fired chief of staff. >> reporter: democratic chair debbie wasserman schultz. >> i think it's just one in a series of things that occurred on first day of the republican national convention that really show you that they are not ready for prime time.
>> reporter: trump's former campaign manager, who was recently fired himself, argued manafort should step down. >> and whoever signed off, was the final sign off that allowed this to go forward, should be fired. >> reporter: but trump supporter newt gingrich insists plagiarism plagues both sides. >> you have a vice president president who cheerily stole speech, obama's choice to be vice president. you have a president who stole from deval patrick, and nobody thought it was a big deal. >> reporter: actually, biden's plagiarism was such a big deal he had to drop out of the presidential race, but tonight, scott, most of the delegates i've spoken to feel that this case has been blown out of proportion. in fact, the term i keep hearing over and over again is "much adieu about nothing." >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks very much. well, donald trump, jr., defended his stepmother to "cbs this morning" co-host norah o'donnell. >> reporter: there's an unwritten word in campaigns, which is do no harm, especially
to the candidate's spouse. was this a disservice to her? was it an embarrassment? >> i imagine people shouldn't have done that or should have cleaned it up better, but that's not what we're here to talk about. i'm proud of the way she did. i think she did excellent. i was happy to watch and be part of it. >> reporter: corey lewandowski, the previous campaign manager, suggested that what happened with melania's speech suggests that it's amateur hour with the new campaign manager paul manafort. >> there's a reason paul is in the position he is today and cory is not, and it's not because paul is amateur hour. i understand, he's not here anymore, you want to maintain relevance, you want to be on tv, you want to do these things. that's not a service to the campaign. i think it's nonsense. i've heard that other people say, oh, is the family on the outs with paul, total nonsense. >> pelley: donald trump, jr., with norah o'donnell. well, if those lines were borrowed or stolen, it certainly wouldn't be the first time. at the 1916 g.o.p. convention,
future president warren g. harding said, "we must have a citizenship less concerned about what the government can do for it and more anxious about what it can do to exalt the nation." sound familiar? listen to this democrat 45 years later. >> ask not what your country can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. >> pelley: now to the history-making nomination happening right here tonight. here's major garrett. >> it is my distinct honor and great pleasure to nominate donald j. trump for the office of president of the united states of america. [cheering and applause] >> reporter: it's the moment donald trump craved and the republican establishment dreaded, the roll call cementing him as the g.o.p. nominee. it opened day two of the convention.
>> 36 votes for the next president of the united states, donald j. trump. >> reporter: donald trump, jr., will read the new york delegation's total and put his father other -- over the top and later gave prime time speech team trump hopes will be less controversial than his stepmother melania's. i'm going going over it now. people are sending me texts. they, there's only 25 million peach watching, what could happen. >> reporter: others prepped for their speech, the culmination of their trump transformation since neither rushed to endorse him. >> i'm not ready to do that at this point. i'm not there right now. >> my advice to our noam knee would be to start talking about the issues that the american people care about and the start doing it now. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie is also on the speech card, but like wisconsin governor scott walker and other establishment figures
relegated to the preprime time undercard. given yesterday's attempt by anti-trump forces to make their voices heard, there could be some vocal opposition during the roll call. trump's running mate, indiana governor mike pence had a word of advice for his still-divided party. >> the time has come for us to come together. the primaries are over. >> reporter: as the roll call continues, delegates have three distinct lines about history that's about to be made. there are those who are enthusiastically behind trumped, those who are resigned to his nomination and trying the work up enthusiasm, and the smallest category of all, those who still cannot make up their mind. >> pelley: major, thank you. while the republicans are making the speeches in this arena, protesters are having their say outside in the public square. demarco morgan is covering that. demarco? >> reporter: good evening, scott. we're about three blocks away
from the connects -- convention site. about an hour ago we had hundreds if not thousands of protesters who were here at the public square making their voices heard. we have video of them shoving each other when things got out of hand, but there is a technique that law enforcement have been using that sort of splits up the crowd. it's called the split and move back, and it appears to have been working. not just for this protest, but for other demonstrations across the weekend and over the past couple of days. again, they sort of cleared this space out pretty nice, pretty smoothly, and then seconds after that, you had another crowd of about 200 protesters who just took off running through the streets of downtown cleveland who were led by a group that goes by the name "cleveland anonymous." their job is to basically agitate police officers and literally take them on a foot chase. that happened, but we are told it ended without incident. now, as far as arrests, officials are basically predicting that would make at least 1,000 arrests per day. that hasn't happened.
those numbers haven't started to come in. there were no arrests today and no injuries. just one arrest to report. that happened yesterday. that was a woman who had a warrant for her arrest. we'll send things back to you, scott. >> pelley: hour by hour very quiet it seems like every day here in cleveland. demarco, thanks very much. cbs news prime time coverage of the republican national convention will resume tonight at 10:00 eastern time, and once again i'll be joined by norah o'donnell. charlie rose, gayle king and john dickerson. it is not likely that donald trump or any republican can win the presidency without winning ohio. that's why the convention is here. we went to loraine, ohio, which used to be called "steel city," but not anymore. in presidential elections, lorain has been reliably democratic, but that may be changing, too. >> i've been here a long time.
and now to see it gone is really sad. >> pelley: generations in lorain, ohio, were forged in blast furnaces, union halls and the democratic party. in march, after 125 years, the last furnace went cold. nancy tolliver is 60. half of those years were at republic steel. >> that's all i know is the steel plant. that's all i know to do. >> it was tough. it was really tough. i have never seen steelworkers literally break down and cry. >> it's hard to say good-bye, but what can you do? >> pelley: on his last day, carlos hernandez used his phone to take a parting shot. >> good-bye, everybody. it was a lot more than the job. it was my life for 28 years. i loved what i did. i was good at what i did. >> pelley: we met six steelworkers at three-star restaurant, a practical hangout. behind the counter the sign
reads, "please pull up your pants." above the sugar pops, the virgin mary blesses the scene." >> the last day we worked like nothing was going on, believe it or not. it was like a funeral procession, they shook your hand, took your badge and that was it. it was over. >> pelley: what's this year been like? >> it's been hard. it's cutting back, scrimping, saving. i just had to refinance my house so we could keep it. >> pelley: so number-one issue for all of you is the economy? >> yep. at this point, yeah. >> pelley: show of hands, how many of you are undecided? one, two, three, four undecided. help me understand something. this county is a reliable democratic county. votes for the democratic candidate in every election. how is it that four of you are undecided. >> you really don't have a strong candidate one way or the
other now. it's a matter of just waiting and seeing. trump's saying what people want the hear or what people have thought but wouldn't say out now. right now you have to pick the lesser of two evils. >> pelley: you are not yet convinced by donald trump, but i'm curious why do you hesitate about hillary clinton? >> i haven't heard enough from her. i haven't heard enough that she's going to do the things that i think she needs to do to bring our industry back. our industry is gone here. >> pelley: julio, if the two candidates were sitting here instead of me, what would you say? >> i'd have nothing to say to donald trump, but hillary clinton, you know, let's rebuild the middle class, you know, let's give some of that tax money back to america so we can rebuild this country. >> pelley: jessica, what do you want hear from the presidential candidates? >> that businesses are going to come back. that we're going to bring more jobs to the state, to our city, that people are going to have hope again. >> meaghan: the mills in
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>> pelley: the recent cop-killers in dallas and baton rouge had served in combat zones. our david martin reports tonight that the pentagon has found that for some vets anger is hard to control. >> reporter: nearly three million americans have served in iraq and afghanistan, and many of them came home angry. a study published by army psychiatrists in 2015 found
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>> pel >> pelley: borrowed words are controversial and borrowed music, too. here's jim axelrod. ♪ we are the champions, my friends ♪ >> reporter: love him or hate him, you have to admit, the guy knows how the make an entrance. but it wasn't the sight of donald trump that set the twitter-sphere on fire last night as much as the sound that accompanied him. ♪ we are the champions the moment trump made freddie mercury roll over in his grave, was one tweet, referencing the contradiction that a nominee of party is platform anti-same-sex marriage would choose a song written and sung by a gay man who died from aids. irony not lost on freddie mercury's pals like sting. do you think freddie mercury would approve? >> no. >> reporter: as for queen, their message was simple, "an unauthorized use at the republican convention against
our wishes." it's the second time in two months they've made it clear they don't want trump using their music and asked him not to. ♪ we will keep on the end ♪ while the song's use was probably legal, it doesn't make it right. >> that trump didn't follow that request, to me as a lure, it's not illegal, but it's offensive. ♪ you can't always get what you want ♪ >> reporter: the rolling stones, adele and michael stipe have all voiced their displeasure at trump using their songs, but on a night that raised the issue of unauthorized use. >> that your work is your bond. >> reporter: the trump campaign's choice of music made for the perfect soundtrack. ♪ we are the champions >> reporter: jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: that's the "cbs evening news."
>> pelley: this is a cbs news special report. i'm scott pelley at the republican national convention in cleveland. they are calling the roll of states here, and donald trump is about to reach the magic number of 1,237 delegates to be nominated the republican candidate for the president of the united states. the state of new york, his home state, will put him over the top. that's happening now. let's listen in. >> north carolina, 72 delegates with the following bound delegates, 2-9d trump, 27 cruz, 6 rubio, 9 kasich, 1 carson. >> madam secretary, north carolina, the land of the long leaf pine, the land where the