Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has finished his acceptance speech after 77 minutes. He is officially the Republican Party’s nomination for president of the United States.
“Friends, delegates and fellow Americans, I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.”
“Who would have believed that when we started this journey on June 16 last year, we, and I say we because we are a team, would have received almost 14 million votes, the most in the history of the Republican Party?”
“We will lead our country back to safety, prosperity and peace,” Donald Trump said. “We will also be a country of law and order.”
“Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country,” Trump said. “Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities. Many have witnessed this violence personally, some have even been its victims.
“I have a message for all of you that the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20, 2017, safety will be restored.”
“The most basic duty of government is to protect the lives of its citizens. It is finally time for a straight forward assessment of our nation. We cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore.”
Trump said the number of illegal immigrants who have crossed into America so far this year, has already exceeded the figure for all of 2015. Trump cited the murder of recent college graduate Sarah Root by an illegal immigrant.
“President Obama has almost doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion and growing. What do we have to show for it? Our roads and bridges are falling apart.”
Trump on Hillary Clinton:
“Let’s review the record. In 2009, pre-Hillary, ISIS was not even on the map. Libya was stable, Egypt was peaceful, Iraq was seeing a reduction in violence. After four years of Hillary Clinton, what do we have? ISIS has spread across the region and the world.”
“… That is why Hillary Clinton’s message is that things will never change — never ever. My message is that things have to change, and they have to change right now,” Trump said. “Every day I wake up determined to deliver a better live for the people all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored and abandoned. … They’re not going to be forgotten for long.”
“I am your voice. I have no patience for injustice.”
Donald Trump got a roaring ovation when he asked the standing-only crowd, “How great are our police and how great is Cleveland?”
“I have no tolerance for government incompetence.”
“And when a Secretary of State illegally stores her emails on a private server, deletes 30,000 of them so the authorities can’t see her crime, puts our country at risk, lies about it in every different form and faces no consequence, I know that corruption has reached a level like never before.”
Trump on Mike Pence:
“We will bring the same economic success to America that Mike brought to Indiana. He is a man of character and accomplishment.”
“America was shocked to its core when our police officers in Dallas were so brutally executed,” Trump said, with subsequent attacks on police in Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Wisconsin and Michigan.
“An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans,” Trump said.
“I have a message for every last person threatening our peace on the streets,” Trump said. “When I take the oath of office next year, I will restore law and order in our country. … I will appoint the best prosecutors and law enforcement officials in the country to get the job done.”
Trump on illegal immigrants:
“I only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values and love our people. … We are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the American people.”
Trump said traveling the country, nothing has affected him more than speaking with the families of those slain by illegal immigrants.
“Instead, my opponent wants sanctuary cities. But where was the sanctuary for Kate Steinle? And for all the other Americans who have been so brutally murdered. These families have been alone, but they are not alone any longer.”
Trump said again he will build a border wall.
“By ending catch-and-release on the border, we will end the cycle of human smuggling and violence. Illegal border crossings will go down. … Peace will be restored by enforcing the rules.”
“On January 20, 2017, the day I take the oath of office, Americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the United States are enforced.”
Trump on Obamacare:
“You will be able to pick your own doctor again,” Trump said, adding he will repeal the health care law.
Trump on military:
“We will completely rebuild our depleted military, and the countries that we are protecting at a massive cost to us, will be asked to pay their fair share. We will take care of our great veterans like they have never been taken care of before.”
Trump said his recent 10-point plan is getting a lot of veterans support.
Donald Trump’s speech nears the end. He says, “I have had a truly great life in business, but now my sole and exclusive mission is to go to work for our country.”
Trump says Hillary Clinton asks her supporters to pledge “I’m with her.”
He says, “I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads, “I’m with you, the American people.”
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