The Democratic and Republican national conventions have come and gone, and their most memorable moments have painted two very different pictures of America and its future. Do we live in a fearful America crying out for “law and order” as presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised to provide? Or is America a hopeful place where former president Bill Clinton plays with balloons with childlike glee?
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From the party conventions and elsewhere, here are some of the best tweets from around the financial world in July:
On the Republican National Convention:
The Bachelorette is on versus the RNC, so for at least one night, Trump is dividing a family.
— James D Sullivan (@james_dsullivan) July 18, 2016
You know what they say about men with long speeches
— Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) July 22, 2016
Lost a bet. I thought he would execute a terrorist on stage.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) July 22, 2016
On the Democratic National Convention:
The one commonality between both RNC and DNC is that speakers get an automatic “BOOOOO” if they say “the media”
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) July 26, 2016
I wish Obama would give a wrap-up speech after every relationship of mine ends
— leah knauer (@LeahKnauer) July 28, 2016
Hillary, shorter: “Come with me if you want to live” https://t.co/sXj0g2yxEa
— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) July 29, 2016