Casts Clinton as dangerous, himself has law and order candidate
Donald Trump accepted Republican nomination for his presidential candidature with darker portrayals of American domestic and international scenes, casting rival Democratic Hillary Clinton as dangerous and presenting himself as law and order candidate.
Sounding nationalistic through much of his long speech in Cleveland, Ohio, Trump said he would make good on his promise to build a wall along US-Mexican border, stop flow of immigrants from nations compromised by terrorism, put American ahead of everything else, and oppose trade deals unfair to America.
“The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponent, is that our plan will put America first. Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo,” he said as his remarks echoed a kind of American Brexit – an inherently improbable thing given America’s multiculturalism, unprecedented international engagement, and its cultural and foreign policy sweep around the globe.
His acceptance speech marked continuation of the rhetorical political campaign heading to what is expected to be an intense campaign against Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, who will be formally declared candidate of her party for November 8 election at a convention later this month. The billionaire businessman, whose rise in American politics is seen an unusual event – and until middle of the heated primary season an improbability – referred to recent violence against police, declaring, “an attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans.”
On fighting the ISIS, he recalled the recent terror attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and promised to protect “the LGBTQ community,” – a phrase some analysts found new as the normal description of gays is limited to LGBT.
The GOP nominee vowed to fight terrorism in the Middle East, and said this includes working with “our greatest ally in the region, the State of Israel.”
He also vowed to crack down on immigrants from countries that pose a terror threat – replacing his use of term ban on Muslims.
“Very importantly, we must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place. We don’t want them in our country.”
“I only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values and love our people,” he said, adding, “Anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never, never will be!”