Trump's acceptance speech longest in recent history
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CLEVELAND — Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE’s nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland ran longer than any acceptance address in the modern era.


Trump’s marathon address clocked in at nearly 76 minutes, eclipsing Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonChris Wallace: Allegations against Trump 'far broader than the Clinton impeachment' DOJ argues Congress can't take non-legislative steps against Trump on emoluments White House spokesperson: Pelosi, Democrats 'hate Trump's success' MORE’s 64-minute acceptance speech in 1996, according to an analysis by C-SPAN.

That makes it the longest since at least 1972.

George W. Bush’s 2004 acceptance speech ran more than 62 minutes. No others have gone on for longer than an hour.

The shortest since 1972 belongs to Democrat George McGovern, who spoke for only 21 minutes and 44 seconds. He lost 49 states to Richard Nixon that year.