Radio host Laura Ingraham, 53, earned a standing ovation at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night. She started right off the bat by making sure it was clear that she supports Donald Trump.
Ingraham, who was a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, said that this is the most important election since 1980. After listing the challenges the country faces, she noted that the Democrats’ answer to them is “to nominate the woman who helped orchestrate America’s decline,” which she called “some kind of a cruel joke, like skinny jeans on men or man buns or something like that.”
Also in the speech, she called out other Republicans who had not endorsed Trump yet. Considering that Texas Senator Ted Cruz speaks later Wednesday, that was hardly a subtle jab at him.
“I want to say this very plainly. We should all – even all you boys with your wounded feelings and bruised egos… and we love you, we love you – but you must honor your pledge to support Donald Trump now,” Ingraham said.
“Donald Trump respects us enough to tell us the heard truths about what has happened to our country on issues like immigration, trade, our diminished status around the world, even in the face of unfair criticism and sheer hatred… They had their chance, now it’s our chance,” Ingraham said to end her speech.
Ingraham is also getting attention for a salute while pointing at the crowd.