Details of Trump’s Acceptance Speech Begin to Leak Out

Donald Trump will formally accept the Republican Presidential nomination tonight in Cleveland.

Donald Trump will formally accept the Republican Presidential nomination tonight in Cleveland.

As Eli Stokols reports for PoliticoDonald Trump will try to go the “everyman” route in his speech tonight accepting the Republican nomination for President:

Trump declares “I am your voice” throughout the speech.

Blending Nixonian imagery of a dark, divided America and a messianic self-conception of himself as a great leader, the 70-year-old billionaire will accept the Republican Party’s presidential nomination and declare himself to be the only candidate capable of solving the country’s problems.

“I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves,” Trump says, according to the draft, time-stamped Thursday afternoon. “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”

Trump’s speech, which one campaign source said was “being guarded like the Colonel’s secret recipe,” should offer a cleaner, crisper articulation of his most deeply held policy positions — his opposition to free trade, his commitment to securing the country’s borders and cutting off the flow of undocumented immigrants and his commitment to strengthening the country’s military and giving more resources to local law enforcement agencies…

Earlier this week, Trump told Bill O’Reilly of Fox News that his acceptance speech was “going to be a relatively long speech,” which is a weird thing to admit if you are trying to entice people to pay attention. The final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland was scheduled to begin at 5:10 pm (MT); when Trump will take the microphone, and when he will finish, is anyone’s guess.

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  1. Diogenesdemar says:

    Close your windows, lock your doors, and stay inside . . .

    . . . it's going to be a fan-splattered night, nothing less than a biblical downpouring, of pounding horseshit storms!  

    (More weather coverage right after your local news at 10:35, stay tuned)


  2. DOOM! Morning in America is over, folks; if Donald Trump is elected, he promises to show us how we really live in 30 Days of Night with The Walking Dead.

  3. davebarnes says:

    It is now "Midnight in America".

  4. Davie says:

    Personally, I think it is about time we elected a Fascist Dictator who can turn America into a real police state!  "Show me your papers!"

    George Orwell was such a visionary.  Let's live like it's 1984 — Long live Oceania and Perpetual War!

  5. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Long live Donald "Benito" Trump! Let’s party hard like it’s 1922 all over again. Only this time, the storm troopers are marching on Washington, not Rome.

  6. Les Ismore says:

    I think what we saw over the last 4 days is that the Republicans do a real community service to the racists, misogynists, homophobes in America. Their goal was to provide a "safe space" for hatred for the delegates and I think they did a great job in providing that safe space for the haters.

    I wonder if they realized the rest of America was looking at them like the freak show that it was.

  7. BlueCat says:

    While I'm sure Trump will get some bump out of this,  conventions always do result in bumps, righties are making a big thing out of a CNN poll that says 57 percent of those who watched his speech viewed it positively and only 25 or so percent viewed it negatively. I'm willing to bet people who actually watched the 70 minute speech or claimed to (I didn't. I caught the parts replayed and discussed on the after shows) skew heavily in Trump's in the first place.  What matters is how much of a bump does he get in general approval. Stay tuned.

    • Voyageur says:

      I watched it all.  Obbviously, most who did leaned to him already.  He was loud, laundry list of grievances, etc.  One, maybe only, good moment was outreach to lgbtq.  But I couldn't find a single overriding theme.  He will probably get a small, temporary, bump. Thank god Ivanka isn't running!  That girl rocks.

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        Put down the little blue pills and step away from the DVR, Hoss . . . 

        In a time where we've become far too accustomed to the inane rantings of the Sarah Palins, Michele Bachmanns, Carly Fiorinas and Laura Ingragams of GOPworld, the pretty little giggling Drumpette benefits a whole lot very from low expectations.  

        That speech was still a word salad of fiction and generic dressings with no basis in fact, or the real world, although her speech writers did put it together on the teleprompter in complete sentences (most of the words of which the Drumpfvanca spokesmodel was able to properly pronounce).

        "Rocks" is what I wanted a to throw at the television . . .

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