Trump Promises 'safety' To Fearful Americans
Sumaira FH 5 years ago Fri 22nd July 2016 | 11:05 AM
CLEVELAND, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd july,2016) - A triumphant Donald Trump accepted the Republican White House nomination Thursday, promising fearful Americans he would restore "safety" to a country mired in crises that had lost its way. Trump "humbly and gratefully" endorsed the Republican mantle before 2,000 raucous party activists in Cleveland, in a strikingly populist speech that offered a dark view of today's America. Between defining chants of "U-S-A" and "Trump, Trump, Trump" the mogul-turned-TV-star-turned-politico cast himself as the "law and order candidate" and vowed to champion "people who work hard but no longer have a voice." "I am your voice," he declared pointing into the cameras, promising a return to more secure times with "millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth." Tapping into public angst over recent racially-tinged shootings and seemingly indiscriminate terror attacks, Trump offered a tough-on-crime message that was reminiscent of Richard Nixon's election-winning strategy in 1968. The "crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon, and I mean very soon, come to an end," he said.
Speaking for over an hour, he repeated many of the hard right themes from a bruising Primary campaign. Foreigners from terror-linked countries would be banned, a wall will be built on the Mexican border and trade deals would be ripped up and renegotiated. "Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," he said. One-time presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, a Democrat, took umbrage. "Trump: 'I alone can fix this.' Is this guy running for president or dictator?'" he tweeted.
But the Republican party rank-and-file lapped it up, rising to its feet in standing ovation after standing ovation and displaying none of the divisions that have plagued the four-day convention. "I think Donald is very real, and I like that about him," said Dayna Dent, 69, retired, a delegate from Washington state. This, a Trump top aide remarked, is now the "party of Trump." Many of the Republican old guard had stayed away.