By Jim Melwert
CLEVELAND, OH (CBS) — The Republican National Convention wrapped up last night, with Donald Trump accepting the nomination. And, for the first time at a Republican convention, an openly gay man addressed the crowd saying irrelevant culture wars are distracting from real issues.READ MORE: Open For Business: Spike's Trophies Focusing On Wins After Dealing With Major Losses During Pandemic
Entrepreneur and venture capitalist, co-founder of PayPal Peter Thiel addressed the crowd at the Republican National Convention, getting a standing ovation.READ MORE: Philadelphia Agrees To Equip All Officers With Tasers Year After Police Killing Of Walter Wallace Jr.
“I am proud to be gay, I am proud to be an Republican, but most of all I am proud to be an American.”
Thiel went on to say he doesn’t pretend to agree with every plank in the GOP platform, but fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline, and nobody in this race is being honest about it except Donald Trump.MORE NEWS: Man Killed, Philadelphia Police Officer Shot During 'Attack' In Overbrook, Police Say
When his turn came, Donald Trump went on the attack, calling Hillary Clinton’s legacy “death, destruction and weakness, “ adding Americanism not globalism will be our credo.