This is it, the final recap of the final day of the Republican National Convention. For our previous recaps of this historic event, please see the links below.
Donald Trump Accepts His Party’s Nomination
Donald Trump gave an amazing speech to close out an amazing four days of convention speakers. He did so by giving the longest speech in 44 years, an hour 16 minutes. Every minute of it elicited applause and chants from the crowd that packed the arena to the rafters, a crowd that had waited four long days to see this man give his victory speech.
Trump spoke about crime in the united states and the need to help our poorest citizens who are chained by violence and lack of jobs in their communities .
“Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration’s rollback of criminal enforcement. Homicides last year increased by 17 percent in America’s 50 largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years.”
He spoke about immigration and how our current laws are too weak to protect our citizens, both physically and economically. Many of the crowd chanted “build the wall.”
“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 spoke about our sluggish and declining economy with a special attention to the minority workforce.
“Two million more Latinos are in poverty today than when President Obama took his oath of office less than eight years ago. Another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely. … President Obama has almost doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing.”
And of course, let’s not forget his opponent, Hillary Clinton. He added to the week-long topic of piling on to just how bad of a president that she’d be.
“After four years of Hillary Clinton, what do we have? ISIS has spread across the region, and the entire world. Libya is in ruins, and our ambassador and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. Egypt was turned over to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, forcing the military to retake control. Iraq is in chaos. Iran is on the path to nuclear weapons. Syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis now threatens the West. … This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.”
“When a secretary of state illegally stores her emails on a private server, deletes 33,000 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.”
He also went on to talk about support for the LGBT community, foreign policy, the war on terror, and the need to support our police.
In the end, he gave a powerful and long speech to a crowd that desperately needed to hear what he had to say. I have no doubt that it will go down as one of the greatest speeches in recent memory and was a moment out of time we will remember for years to come.
Watch the full speech below!
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