Hillary Clinton unleashed Donald Trump tonight over a line in his convention speech Democrats are saying made him sound like a dictator: ‘I alone can fix it‘.
Trump’s speech on Thursday followed Ted Cruz’s Wednesday speech, in which the Texas senator refused to endorse Trump – a fact that only slowly dawned on the Republican convention audience, but produced a firestorm of boos and jeers, especially when Cruz told viewers to vote their conscience in November.
The Republican Party is now the party of Donald Trump, and his official acceptance of the nomination made America seem like a grim place.
Mr Trump reinforced his position in his speech, from the convention stage, saying the USA has been “picking up the cost” of Nato’s defences for too long.
CLEVELAND- Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination Thursday night in a 76-minute speech where he cast himself as the candidate of law and order.
Trump also took jabs at the appearance of Cruz’s wife, Goldman Sachs executive Heidi Cruz, and the Texas senator responded that Trump is a “sniveling coward”.
He said to keep the United States safe, it needed to keep its borders secure.
Trump’s speech was consistant with the theme of many of his previous speeches, where he painted the current state of the country as bleak, risky and constantly under attack, things only he as president can fix.
His address on the closing night of the convention marked his highest-profile opportunity yet to heal Republican divisions and show voters he’s prepared for the presidency.
He said that as secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term, Clinton spearheaded a foreign policy that led to the rise of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group and helped plunge Libya, Egypt, and Syria into chaos.
While the newly minted nominee said the GOP is behind him, his convention featured a noisy floor protest Monday by anti-Trump delegates over convention voting rules.
When Trump was asked about child care late a year ago by a member of the women’s policy organization Make It Work, he mocked the questioner: “It’s a big subject, darling”, he said.
Donald Trump ended his party’s convention Thursday the way he began his history-making campaign: attacking the political establishment, playing to voters’ fears of crime and foreigners, and making bold promises to fix America’s ills. “That’s not a democracy, my friends”. “But Hillary Clinton’s legacy does not have to be America’s legacy”.
“Real change, the kind we have not seen in decades, is only going to come from outside the system and it is only going to come from a man who has spent his entire life doing what others said could not be done”, she said. Trump said of a hypothetical Cruz endorsement.
Trump’s message has been honed before oversize crowds on the primary campaign trail. Koerner said she was still deciding whether to support Trump, while another delegate, Darl Eaton of Eueless, estimated “95 percent or more” of the delegation was on the same page.
Trump’s youngest daughter Tiffany spoke of a softer, more considerate side of her father.
“And that pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi, I’m going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say thank you very much for maligning my wife and my father”, he added.