Donald Trump Pledges 'Law and Order' In 76-Minute Speech
Jul 25 2016
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, flashes a thumbs up during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016.
The conservative senator from Texas stood his ground on Thursday, the fourth and last day of a raucous convention. "I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States", Trump began his speech.
"This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction and weakness".
The dispute was the latest misstep at a party gathering meant to be a show of solidarity for Trump, a NY businessman who has never been elected to public office but who saw off 16 rivals to win the nomination for the November 8 presidential election.
"I'm a Christian, but the reason he got applause - he said he was surprised - we don't kill people for who they are", Thomas said.
"Other than a small group of people who have suffered massive and embarrassing losses, the party is VERY united". Trump wrote on Twitter. During Donald Trump's speech, he was literally straining to say the term "LGBTQ". If true, that means Trump's staff either somehow thought that this debacle would rebound to his benefit, or, even worse, that they were more intent upon punishing Cruz over a personal slight than presenting a positive and unified face to American voters.
"The party I was part of is dead", Meghan McCain offered, and Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario slammed Trump by sharing, "As I watch Trump's speech to the #RNC I just keep shouting "BUT HOW" at my screen". Trump accused Cruz of breaking his promise. She also said that as a young girl, her father told her that if she was going to think at all, she should "think big". He did say he would not vote for Clinton. He strode onstage triumphant Thursday night to raucous cheers from the delegates gathered inside the Quicken Loans Arena. But not content to let us draw the inference, Trump also used the convention week to offer a case study in the damage a reckless president can do, by giving an extended interview with this newspaper in which he casually undercut the United States' commitment to our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in the event of Russian aggression in the Baltics. In an interview with the New York Times, Trump said he would condition assistance to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies on whether the United States was "properly reimbursed" for the cost of its military operations - an abandonment of NATO's core tenet as a mutual-defense organization.
But Mrs Clinton was dismissive of Mr Trump's speech tweeting: "We can do better than this".
In his hour-plus remarks, Trump recited a string of slogans he used at rallies across the country in the past year, including "Law and Order", "America First", a "rigged system", and - the original campaign theme - "Make America Great Again".
Trump did not repeat those comments from the convention stage. But he put the blame on policy failures squarely on Clinton.
President Obama, meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the White House, took issue with the "vision of violence and chaos" he said was painted by speakers at the Republican convention. "We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else".
"This week we're having some real anguished discussions".
The billionaire businessman pledged to curb immigration, build a wall along the border with Mexico and save the nation from democratic rival Hillary Clinton as he formally accepted the Republican nomination for president. Add to that the absurd Green Eggs and Ham filibuster to the fact that I don't agree with him on any policy points and I'm allergic to the man.
"You have nominated a man for president who never quits", Pence said. The much easier path to power would have been to take his medicine, endorse Trump and bide his time.
"The biggest problems I had with it were there wasn't any detail to some of his ideas or his plans", said Laura Koerner, a delegate from Fair Oaks Ranch.