After formally accepting the Republican nomination for the US Presidential election, Donald Trump began his speech with a chant: “U-S-A, U-S-A”.
“Together, we will lead our party back to the White House and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity and peace.
“But we will also be a country of law and order,” he said.
“I have a message for all of you, the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon and I mean very soon come to an end.”In his speech, Trump spoke of rising homicide statistics and increasing number of police officers killed on duty.
“Nearly 100 and 80,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records ordered deported from our country are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.
“The number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total from 2015. “They are being released by the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety or resources.”
Trump also spoke about what he says is a failed Iran deal and approach in Syria.
“Not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster but they have lived through one international humiliation after another, one after another.
“Another humiliation game when President Obama drew a red line in Syria and the whole world knew it meant absolutely nothing.
“Syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis now threatens the west. After 15 years of wars in the Middle East, after trillions of dollars spent, and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it has ever been before. This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton.”
‘Americanism, not globalism’
“Americanism, not globalism is will our credo as long as we are led by politicians who will not put America first,” Trump said.
When a woman in the crowd with a protest banner is surrounded by security, Trump told the crowd: “How great are our police.”
Protestor interrupts. ShBig business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place.”
Trump accused Clinton of corruption over the private server email scandal. And he said the “rigged against our citizens just like it was rigged against Bernie Sanders, he never had a chance”.
“But his supporters will join our movement because we will fix his biggest single issue, trade deals that strip our country of its jobs and strip us of our wealth as a country.”
Trump called his Vice Presidential running mate Mike Pence “a great guy”.
“He’s a man of character and accomplishment, he is the man for the job.”
“I am the law and order candidate”
“Trump America was shocked to its core when our police officers in Dallas were so brutally executed, immediately after Dallas, we have seen continued threats of violence against our law enforcement officials,” he said.
“An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans.”
“The irresponsible rhetoric of our President who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and colour has made America a more dangerous environment than frankly I have ever seen and anybody in this room has ever watched or seen.”
Trump praises NATO
“I have said that NATO was obsolete because it did not properly cover terror and also that many of the member countries were not paying their fair share.”
“As usual, the United States has been picking up the cost. Shortly thereafter it was announced that NATO will be setting up a new program in order to combat terrorism, a true step in the right direction.”
‘Build the wall’
“My opponent has called for a radical 550% increase in Syrian – think of this, think of this – this is not believable but this is what is happening,” he said.
“She proposes this despite the fact that there is no way to screen these refugees, in order to find out who they are or where they come from.
“Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African-American and Latino workers.
“We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence and to stop the drugs from poring into our communities.
“By ending catch and release on the border we will end the cycle of human smuggling and violence, illegal border crossings will go down, we will stop it, it won’t be happening very much anymore, believe me.”
Compassion, for Americans
“We are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone but my greatest compassion will be for our own struggling citizens.”
“My opponent … has supported virtually every trade agreement that has been destroying our middle class.
“I pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers or that diminishes our freedom and our independence, we will never ever sign bad trade deals, America first again, America first.
“Instead, I will make individual deals with individual countries.Tax relief for ‘everyone’
“Reducing taxes will cause new companies and new jobs to come roaring back into our country, believe me, it will happen and it will happen fast.”
“Our steel workers and our miners are going back to work again.”
Turnbull said he would ‘repeal and replace disastrous ObamaCare” and “completely rebuild our depleted military”.
“My opponent wants to essentially abolish the second amendment… I on the other hand receive the early and strong endorsement of the National Rifle Association. And will protect the right of all Americans to keep their families safe.”
“It is time to show the whole world that America is back, bigger and better and stronger than ever before.”
My opponent asks her supporters to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. It reads, ‘I’m with her’. I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads, ‘I’m with you, the American people’.”