In acceptance speech, Donald Trump vows to fix America and make it safe again


Donald Trump has formally accepted the Republican nomination for president, declaring he'll be the voice for frustrated Americans.

In his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Thursday night, the nominee detailed a dangerous America that's in a moment of crisis, but assured Americans he's the only one who can fix the broken system and will make the country safe again.

The Economist says Trump spoke to public opinion, which thinks crime is getting worse. He cited crime rates, police killings, recent terror attacks and national security issues, which "threaten our very way of life," CNN says.

"I have a message for all of you: The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end," Trump said. "Beginning on Jan. 20, 2017, safety will be restored."


His speech also aimed to unite the convention and the Republican party, which has seen some turmoil in the wake of Trump's nomination, USA Today says. Earlier this week, Ted Cruz – his runner-up in the primary campaign – refused to endorse him, and some Republicans boycotted the entire convention.

FOX News says Trump "electrified" the convention on its closing night, which saw people chanting "U.S.A." as he promised to put the country first.

His speech – a total of an hour and 15 minutes – marked the longest convention acceptance speech since 1972, FOX says. Read a transcript of Trump's speech here, and the New York Times' fact check for it here.


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