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to all americans tonight, in all of our cities, and in all of our towns, i make this promise. we will make america strong again. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great again. god bless you, and good night! i love you! donald trump capping off the republican national convention in cleveland thursday night,
officially accepting the republican nomination for president. hello, everyone, i'm heather childers. >> good to be with you. he promised law and order, safety, job security, protecting all of us, including african-americans in ferguson as well as the lgbtq community. mr. trump touched on several issues that affect us both here at home and abroad. including those recent horrible cold-blooded anti-police murders and the continuing and growing threat of isis and radical islamic terrorism. >> he drove home the message of restored greatness by promising to put americans first and lead the country back to safety, prosperity, and peace. >> the most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead. the most important difference between our plan and that of our opponents is that our plan will
put america first. americanism, not globalism, will be our credo as long as we are led by politicians who will not put america first, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat america with respect, the respect that we deserve. my plan will begin with safety at home, which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders, and protection from terrorism. there can be no prosperity without law and order. >> coming up in the next hour, we will show you all of donald trump's acceptance speech. >> but first, let's bring in james rosen, he's got the latest
from cleveland. earlier, touching on the working class and what he called the forgotten americans. >> that's right. good morning, eric and heather. despite the restraint that usually sufficieuses donald tru every time he uses a teleprompter, he drew thunder us applause by presenting himself as the law and order candidate and telling the crowd, ai am yor voice. citing statistics that depicted america as being racked by crime, a rigged system and a chinese government who's cheating on trade he vowed to punish. trump also renewed his vow to build a border wall and crack down on illegal immigration. >> on january 20 of 2017, the day i take the oath of office,
americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the united states are enforced. >> the crowd loved the tough talk, which extendened over an hour and 15 minutes not least when the gop nominee lacerated presumptive democratic nominee, hillary clinton. >> and when a secretary of state illegally stores her e-mails 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, ever before in our country. >> tonight, responded clinton campaign chairman jon podesta in
a statement, donald trump painted a dark picture of america in decline and it was another reminder that he's temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be president of the united states. he continued, trump offered no real solutions to help working families get ahead or to keep our country safe, just more prejudice and paranoia. america, he concluded, is better than this. trump was introduced by his daughter, ivanka, who noted how frequently her father promoted women to top executive positions in the construction industry across the decades. >> thank you so much. we'll hear more from the democrats in philadelphia. >> we sure will. we'll do it all over again. for more on this, chris is live for us in cleveland. he's the fox news politics editor. thanks so much for sticking around with us. >> you bet. >> okay. so, what did you think? your overall -- how do you think he did? >> the delivery was good.
as james pointed out, his facility with the teleprompter has improved, and he is in a better -- he worked the crowd well. it had the feeling of one of his rallies that he's had but on a grander scale, and certainly the themes were the same. talking about a country really on the brink of disaster, talking about terrorism, railing against the international trade that he says has ruined communities, talking about illegal immigrants that he blamed for drugs and violence, really stark and bleak picture of a country that he said, as he pointed out, we don't have much time left. he said that america, that history would judge us and that we didn't have much time left and that he was the only one who could fix it. it was stark, it was powerful, it was pretty dark, it's true, it was pretty dark, but he offered himself as the single point of light. >> yeah, yeah, it may have been pretty dark but also a conscious effort to reach out to lots of different groups of people. one line in particular, he said, for the forgotten men and women.
so, how do you think he did in that respect? >> well, he was really honing in on middle class voters, and that's his base. donald trump was talking to his base. and he's trying to expand his base to go from just -- and it's to the just among republicans now, but to expand from basically working class white republicans and expand into more independents, more democrats, there was a very intentional mention of bernie sanders voters, which fall under the same demographic boundaries, and if he really can put that coalition together of these -- what he says are these forgotten people that are stepped on and abused, he says, by corporate interests who allow illegal immigration, who allow terrorism, he says, that if he can put these people together, then he's got a coalition that can win the election. >> he talked again about if fixed system in regards to bernie sanders, obviously, as you said, reaching out to his constituents or people that were voting for him. what about his reference to the lgbtq community, specifically? >> who would have thought that
we would have been at a republican convention where we would have been talking about the -- we would have had multiple references to the lgbtq community at the q in cleveland, but also, that we would be talking about the damn anifying damages of free trade so this is deferently donald trump's republican party, it's more socially moderate and it is definitely, has a different perspective on trade and other issues and multinationalism and all of that jazz, so this was him taking ownership, putting his stamp on the republican party and they love it. as long as he can beat hillary clinton with it. >> yeah, said specifically in terms of trade, he would do individual trade deals. it was a long speech. i mean, it was long. what about the delivery of it? >> it was good. it started -- the delivery at the beginning, i really think, one of the gems, one of the best lines in the whole speech was when the crowd started in -- it was obviously spontaneous, the crowd started chanting, "lock
her up," which was, of course, about hillary clinton, and has been a defining thing about this convention. it's pretty ugly, and trump said -- he put his hands down and said, no, no. he said, let's beat her in november. and i thought that was a signal moment. i thought that was class and i thought it was something that showed that he was ready to elevate. >> yeah. a little different than what we saw during the primaries when people would start yelling different things and he'd agree with them and almost egg them on. thank you. it was an exciting end to an exciting week. now, moving on to the democrats next week. >> we'll see you there. >> all right. see you there. thank you. so how'd trump do? did he a achieve what he had to do tonight? the political insiders are here, doug shone, former republican congressman from new york, and path goddell, former pollster for president jimmer carter. doug, it seems specific detailed
and direct but the democrats are blasting it tonight as a hate fest. what do you think? >> well, look, 70% of america, eric, say the country's off on the wrong track. donald trump, i think, singularly well, made his case that america is on the wrong track on law and order, crime, and terror. he defined his own view of the world and his solutions. now, i'm not so sure that, by reaching out to the lgbtq community, blacks, hispanics, the sanders voters, will have the practical effect of expanding his constituency. at least he tried. he was talking to primary white republicans and independents in the midwest, swing voters who are going to determine this election. i think he largely succeeded. >> pat, you face -- jimmy carter's polls from 1980, he faced ronald reagan. did you, tonight, hear ronald
reagan in donald trump or barry goldwat barrygoldwat barrygo barrygoldwater? >> we keep trying to go back to elections that don't fit. when doug says, and i heard the other commenters on the other networks talking about, which is true, that 67% think the country's on the wrong track, the same percentage don't think they're not only on the wrong truck, that the country is in decline. what he did tonight was speak truth. the vast majority, democrats, republicans, and independents believe about a rigged system, about the idea that the country's going backwards, the concern and anxiety, the larger questions at the same time trying to satisfy his base, and i thought he pulled it off really well, and i think the other thing he did, and if you think of some of the argument, he is the first american politician i can think of to stand as a nominee and use the word, corruption. which is what giant percentage of americans believe washington is about. he talked about the powerless.
he talked about -- he was reaching to themes that, i'll tell you, you can see it in the other response, networks, these people are panicked. the people who do not understand, they have not understood this election, or why he's standing on that podium, or what is going on this year, it was a home run in that way. >> john, you're an old line republican. what do you think? >> you know, if you look back in the last hundred years, we've had three presidents who were rich and therefore independent. teddy and franklin roosevelt, and john kennedy, and each one of them got on the side of the little guy. and when you're rich and the little guy embraces you, you can't be beaten, because none of the normal stuff applies. you can't say he's corrupt. you can't say he's going to be bought off. he's on our side. trump is getting on the side of 40 some odd percent. he needs more. tonight was, i think, a good step to get more. >> he's like a blue-collar
billionaire. >> by the way, romney, who was rich, never got on the other side. he was seen as prissy, and he talked down to people. >> no empathy whatsoever. >> he talked down to them and that 47% thing killed him. trump said tonight, i am your voice. >> he kind of came across as, like, america is going to be his family, as his family has played such an important role throughout this entire election process, certainly during the convention, you know, he's like, america is my family, and i'm going to take care of you like i have taken care of them. >> there was one thing that wasn't discussed, and you're right, heather, it was about his family and his vision. he did not say, we republicans. he did not talk about a republican sweep. he did not talk about conservative ideology or conservative values. he talked about law and order, crime, our america, taking the country back. in that way, it was something of
a nonpartisan appeal, and i think that, again, he did what he needed to do. what we political insiders have been saying, you don't dramatically change an election or win an election with one speech. but i think, gentlemen, you would agree, this was a very, very successful outing after a convention that was not necessarily a successful as it could have been. >> i thought the convention was okay. i've been through worse, believe me, in 1980. where everything went wrong. but the -- we almost won and we would have if we hadn't debated. you have to understand, this effort, and it's not working with -- against trump, to make him so risky because he's had so much coverage. hillary clinton has spent 40, $50 million. >> it will be another 2 billion. >> if she hadn't spent it, she'd probably be behind. let me make this other point. you had some of the speeches, i loved fran tarkenton because of
the football, because you have to, but i'll tell you, i thought peter thiel and the responseat m gay for a party that is viewed as often to be -- >> do you remember four years ago when that gay soldier got up at a debate or something and they booed him? >> right. then you had barrack, who i thought was terribly effective, explaining what kind of human being. and then ivanka, who just hit a grand slam. >> she was amazing. >> amazing speech in which she talked about the things that he can't say about himself, and then he came on and began to change the election definition, and i want to tell you, that's important. >> and no one's talking about ted cruz right now. >> that's true. he's irrelevant now. >> this was donald trump's night. >> something that's amazing to me, i was with him in trump tower in april, he said the same thing. last april. last year, he was saying the very same things that he talked about tonight. >> barrack, he's been going
around for 30 years saying this stuff. >> and a lot of it about china from the very beginning. first conversation i think i ever had with him had to do with china. >> he's got his issues. all right. more from the political insiders in a minute. >> yep. then the 2016 republican national convention, if you can believe it, is history. >> and they wrapped it up in a very classy way. take a look at the fireworks. man, oh man, what a show. meanwhile, as we have said, the democrats get their turn next week in philadelphia. tonight, mr. trump in his acceptance speech said he's going to attract democrats like those bernie sanders supporters, the soci the socialist democratic senator from vermont. can he actually do that? will he? can they? we'll take a look at that straight ahead. every time a pga tour professional sinks a hole-in-one, quicken loans is giving one lucky winner reason to celebrate.
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i have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens just like it was rigged against bernie sanders. he never had a chance. never had a chance. but his supporters will join our movement because we will fix his biggest single issue, trade deals that strip our country of its jobs and strip us of our wealth. >> well, from trounsing trade deals to detailing what he calls a broken system in america, he might not go to carolling call of bernie sanders. will he really attract those supporters? and who will hillary choose as vice president? a choice we could learn about potentially tomorrow. tamara, always good to see you. but first, that pitch to sanders
supporters and disaffected democrats, do you think they will join the trump movement? >> not after that hitler-esque speech of law and order. i think that was a terrible speech and he has no chance in getting somebody who is not interested in hillary, necessarily, which also, lets me be very clear with this. i wanted to join trump from the very beginning and he hasn't swayed me and i think this speech shows that he's an exclusionist and bernie sanders -- what i have to give credit to is, bernie sanders attempt -- i'm sorry, donald trump's attempt to sell bernie sanders supporters. bernie does not care, necessarily, about trade as much as he cares about wealth being spread around to people who don't have any whatsoever. and donald trump misstated it by our wealth. our wealth is not the same as donald trump's wealth and that is not bernie sanders' message whatsoever. >> you just termed it a hitler-esque speech, he reached
out to the lgbtq community and talked about the african-americans in detroit and ferguson, talked about 4 in 10 of african-american kids are living under the poverty line now. he addressed some of the old line democratic issues that haven't worked. >> right. right. he addressed them by stating talking points, which he's very good at and he's learned by going around and getting a lot of attention for the things you say that sound very, very good on the surface. but the fact of the matter is, were there any black lives matter supporters there who all of a sudden were trump fans? were there any inner city kids there? who spoke for donald trump but his kids who have a vested interest in his wealth and in his fame. not a former workers, not bernie sanders supporters who are maybe union workers, disenfranchised coal miners and donald trump previously brought up. this man had nobody to support him from any left leaning group
whatsoever. it was absolutely -- >> well, he did talk about the coal miners. >> he talked about it. >> and he did have a notable african-american employee, a woman, speak last night. but bottom line, on this issue, you don't think that they're going to move over to trump? >> absolutely not. if you -- and i'm not saying hitler-esque out of no research whatsoever. the cia uncovered a conversation by hitler in which he said he wanted to return to law and order in germany because of how -- of the actions with police and the people. >> people woubds that's unfair. >> it's not unfair. >> richard nixon was a law and order candidate so some would say you could say anything about that. let me move to hillary clinton tomorrow, quickly. maybe tomorrow, she may announce, who do you think it will be? there are three candidates there are being floated as a top candidates, tim kain, tom velsic and senator corey booker who is the late new entry into this sweep stakes, supposedly. do you think she will pick one of them tomorrow? >> i know she's very close with corey booker and she's close
with a lot of people and i think that's what this shows. like hillary clinton or not, like any of these other contenders or not, it shows that she is very interested and concerned about this, it's a decision for the people of the democratic party, and to get her to the next level. that's what this is about, not which one is going to be, but they're all good candidates. >> all right. we'll see what happens. potentially, the rumor mill says, that she will announce tomorrow in advance of the democratic convention in philadelphia. thank you for joining us in the early morning hour here on the fox news channel. >> a lot of people have response to what she had to say on twitter right now. hillary clinton, we'll get our political insiders' take on that too. hillary clinton, meantime, tweeting response to donald trump's speech tonight saying, i am with you@real donalddonaldtr not included, african-americans, women, muslim, latinos, but the gop did actually make several speakers at the convention who tried to reach out to those
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insiders, we go back to them. john, what about this type of term, and when they use this reference to adolf hitler? >> it's the lowest of the low. it's driven in part by panic that trump had a great night and gave a great speech. there was nothing in that speech to, in any way, invoke any of that stuff. this speech was a very sharp speech, reaching out, as a republican, it's an amazing transformation. peter thiel talked about it. i'm gay, i'm proud to be gay, i'm proud to be a republican, i'm proud to be an american. >> why is this being thrown around like this? >> because they're desperate to try to hold together the left wing coalition. >> democrats see this speech as hillary clinton's tweet suggested, as potentially cutting into her constituency, but let me say as a democrat supporti supporting secretary clinton that it was a great speech,
donald did politically what he needed to, but the hitler reference, whatever your party, your ideology, is out of bounds, wrong, inappropriate, and frankly a disservice to our political culture. >> and let me just say, this is not alone. i watch our competitor networks who are filled with people, first of all, bush republicans, including those who destroyed his campaign, out there attacking and being for hillary clinton. then they have the ordinary reporters and stuff who are on a jihad against trump, and this stuff they keep saying, and it's really because they don't understand what's happening in the country. he gave an explanation to most americans, i tell you, agree with on the views of what -- of what the country is. this campaign, which he was -- you could hear it in her voice, the kind of terror, i mean, i've heard it all night tonight. these people don't understand what's going on in the country, and they don't understand that he is raising issues the
american people feel, believe, overwhelmingly, that threaten the political class. that's the problem here. >> the biggest -- but this reference still continues. all you have to do is google it and you see from a variety of media outlets that it's been out there. >> which one? >> huffington post. >> are we talking about -- >> the hitler thing? i know. but i think we need to raise -- the five of us tonight need to condemn it, no matter who says it, and raise the level of debate. >> absolutely. >> we can disagree with policies, you know, and temperament. >> how do you get it out of the conversation? >> you talk about issues. >> don't put people on the air who say it is how you stop it. >> you talk about what the problems are facing the country as trump did. now, to be fair, hillary clinton's going to offer another view. there will be more -- a diverser crowd. she will emphasize gun control. she will approach it a different way. we may disagree, we may agree, but you know what? those kind of references have no
place. >> and no democrat will utter the word "corruption." i guarantee you, at that convention. it hangs over here. this is another example. they so much want to move when i talk about the political class and their media cohorts, want to move beyond, oh, it's over. no, you should look at the data. you can interview people. it is a devastating thing what happened to her with the e-mails and the fbi. it is really hurting, but they have no more understanding of america, and as i said before, donald trump threatens the political order that is failing the country. that's how voters view it, and that's why this speech was a success. >> and he almost got -- he almost got where we've wanted him, pat. >> close. >> to this argument, which is, the country, the system is corrupt. the government and the economy is -- he did say it's rigged. corrupt is the keyword. do you want to put a corrupt person in charge of a corrupt system, or do you want to send
me, an outsider, to come clean it up? and he almost used those words tonight. the message was there. if he does say that and sticks with it, he will win the election. >> and what you will see from secretary clinton next week is a different view of the world but attacks on donald trump saying he is unqualified, unprepared. >> dangerous. >> with a view of the world that is out of step with our -- >> it was in the podesta thing that eric read or heather, when podesta said trump is temperamentally unsuited to be president. all week next week in philadelphia, all they're going to do is try to say he's a whack job who can't be trusted. >> and that's what unqualified and is a risk to our well being and stability. >> correct. >> that's what you'll hear. >> they're going to say it in a lot tougher terms than the republicans who are more closer to accurate about, lock her up, lock her up. >> glad we addressed that issue tonight. thank you. >> thank you. well, paypal cofounder peter
thiel getting a standing ovation at the republican national convention after announcing that he is, quote, proud to be gay. >> i am proud to be gay. i am proud to be a republican. but most of all, i am proud to be an american. i don't pretend to agree with every plank in our party's platform, but state culture wars only distract us from our economic decline, and nobody in this race is being honest about it except donald trump. our next guest says that that speech hit the perfect note, but it comes after gay and
lesbian republicans tried and failed to add their agenda to the gop official platform. joining us now from washington, d.c., is sara flores, former deputy campaign manager for carly fiorina. so, first of all, let me get your overall take on the evening and donald trump's speech, but then let's move on to peter thiel, specifically, and how he did. >> sure. i think each night of this convention got better, looked more organized, and tonight was no exception. it was, by far, the best night of the convention for the trump campaign. i thought that peter thiel knocked it out of the park. i thought it was a highlight, especially for a lot of young republicans who have been looking to see this shift within the party. there have always been republicans who don't believe that there should be discrimination and who want to balance religious liberty with that. i thought peter thiel explained that well, articulated that position perfectly.
>> and it wasn't just the lgbtq community that was reached out to. we have this other sound that we can play for everyone at home. this came from senator alvarado. listen to what he had to say. >> hispanics believe what republicans believe. traditional family values, church, faith in god, the dignity of work and the opportunity for self-sufficiency that comes from a free society and a limited government. they have simple dreams that might seem mundane to the average american, but would sound very familiar to our founding fathers and their core principles. >> state senator from the great state of kentucky there reaching out to individuals that really across the country, letting them know that republicans welcome them. so, did he do a good job? >> i think he did. i think republicans, in general, can always do better landing their policies in people's lives. why will smaller government, for instance, actually help lift
people out of poverty, for example? i think that we can always do better with that and that we should do better. i'm not sure that this convention did enough on that front. >> and then in terms of african-americans, we had lynne patton, she spoke as well, a long-time friend of the trump family. this is what she had to say. >> i am proud of my african-american heritage, and i am proud to stand before you tonight and support donald trump, not just in spite of the color of my skin but, in fact, because of the color of my skin. . >> so, sara, a concerted effort to reach out to all americans. is the gop -- will they be successful this time around? >> we'll see. you know, i thought that last speaker, i thought she was charming, delightful, really personalized donald trump, which was important and something that this convention probably should have had more of, and she was
the highlight of that to a lot of people. i think that moving forward, there needs to be more of that, more of reaching out to folks who don't look like donald trump's base. >> they have to translate it into votes, though, as we move into the general election, so you're saying that comes with more details? >> more details and more, again, landing policies into people's lives, how will this broad policy actually help individual families, individual americans, less what we won't do, what we're against, more what we're for and how we're going to do it. >> all right. sara, thank you so much for joining us, a very exciting night. we appreciate your insight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> you know, heather, this week, we've seen donald junior and eric speak to the convention and tonight was the daughter, ivanka. she introduced her father, trying to help him win over two groups that he has struggled with. >> she did a really good job. they all did. women and minorities, though, specifically.
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donald trump's oldest daughter saying that her father is color blind and gender neutr neutral in her speech introducing the gop nominee, and here's her entire speech. >> one year ago, i introduced my father when he declared his candidacy. in his own way, and through his own sheer force of will, he sacrificed greatly to enter the political arena as an outsider, and he prevailed against the field of 16 very talented
competitors. for more than a year, donald trump has been the people's champion, and tonight, he is the people's nominee. like many of my fellow millennials, i do not consider myself categorically republican or democrat. more than party affiliation, i vote based on what i believe is right for my family and for my country. sometimes, it's a tough choice. that is not the case this time. as the proud daughter of your nominee, i am here to tell you that this is the moment, and donald trump is the person to make america great again.
real change, the kind we have not seen in decades, is only going to come from outside the system, and it's only going to come from a man who has spent his entire life doing what others said could not be done. my father is a fighter. when the primaries got tough, and they were tough, he did what any great leader does. he dug deeper, worked harder, got better, and became stronger. i have seen him fight for his family. i have seen him fight for his employees. i have seen him fight for his company, and now, i am seeing him fight for our country. it's been the story of his life, and more recently, the spirit of
his campaign. it's also a prelude to reaching the goal that united stats us a. when this party and better still this country knows what it is like to win again. if it's possible to be famous and yet not really well known, that describes the father who raised me. in the same office in trump tower where we now work together, i remember playing on the floor by my father's desk, constructing miniature buildings with legos and erector sets while he did the same with concrete, steel, and glass. my father taught my siblings and me the power of positive values and a strong ethical compass. he showed us how to be resilient, deal with challenges and strive for excellence in all that we do. he taught us that there is nothing that we cannot accomplish if we marry vision
and passion with an enduring work ethic. one of my father's greatest talents is his ability to see potential in people before they see it in themselves. it was like that for us, too, growing up. he taught us that potential vanishes into nothing without effort and that, like him, we each had a responsibility to work not just for ourselves but for the betterment of the world around us. over the years, on too many occasions to count, i saw my father tear stories out of the newspaper about people whom he had never met who were facing some injustice or hardship. he'd write a note to his assistant in his signature black felt tip pen and request that the person be found and invited to trump tower to meet with him. he would talk to them and then draw upon his expensive network to find them a job or get them a
break. and they would leave his office as people so often do after having been with donald trump, feeling that life could be great again. throughout my entire life, i have witnessed his empathy and generosity towards others, especially those who are suffering. it is just his way of being in your corner when you're down. my father not only has the strength and ability necessary to be our next president, but also the kindness and compassion that will enable him to be the leader that this country needs. my father has a sense of fairness that touches every conviction he holds. i've worked alongside of him for more than a decade now at the trump organization, and i've seen how he operates as a leader, making important decisions that shape careers and
that change lives. i've learned a lot about the world from walking construction jobs by his side. when run properly, construction sites are true meritocracies, competence in the building trade is easy to spot, and incompetence is impossible to hide. these sites are also incredible melting pots, gathering people from all walks of life and uniting them to work towards a single mission. there's always been men of all background and ethnicities on my father's job sites, and along before it was common place, you also saw women. my father values talent. he recognizes real knowledge and skill when he finds it. he is color blind and gender neutral. he hires the best person for the job, period.
words and promises, no matter how visionary they sound, will only get you so far. in our business, you're not a builder unless you've got a building to show for it. or, in my father's case, city skylines. most people strive their entire lives to achieve great success in a single industry. my father has succeeded in many on the highest level and on a global scale. one of the reasons he has thrived as an entrepreneur is because he listens to everyone. billionaire executives don't usually ask the people doing the work for their opinions of the work. my father is an exception. on every one of his projects, you'll see him talking to the super, the painter, the engineers, the electricians. he'll ask them for their feedback.
if they think something should be done differently or could be done better. when donald trump is in charge, all that counts is ability, effort, and excellence. this was long been the philosophy at the trump organization. at my father's company, there are more female than male executives. women are paid equally for the work that we do, and when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out. women represent 46% of the total u.s. labor force, and 40% of american households have female
primary breadwinners. in 2014, women made $0.83 for every dollar earned by a man. single women without children earned $0.94 for each dollar earned by a man, whereas married mothers made only $0.77. as researchers have noted, gender is no longer the factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy in this country. motherhood is. as president, my father will change the labor laws that were put in place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the work force. and he will focus on making quality child care affordable and accessible for all. as a mother myself, of three young children, i know how hard it is to work while raising a family. and i also know that i'm far more fortunate than most.
american families need relief. policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties. they should be the norm. politicians talk about wage equality, but my father has made it a practice at his company throughout his entire career. he will fight for equal pay for equal work, and i will fight for this too, right alongside of him. americans today need an economy that permits people to rise again. a trump presidency will turn the economy around and restore the great american tradition of giving each new generation hope for brighter opportunities than those of the generation that came before. in donald trump, you have a candidate who knows the
difference between wanting something done and making it happen. when my father says that he will build a tower, keep an eye on the skyline. floor by floor, a soaring structure will appear, usually record setting in its height and iconic in its design. real people are hired to do real work. vision becomes reality. when my father says that he will make america great again, he will deliver. we have a chance this year to reclaim our heritage as a country that dreams big and makes the impossible happen. fortunately, donald trump is incapable of thinking small. when i was a child, my father always told me, ivanka, if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think
big. as president, my father will take on the bold and worthy fight. he will be unafraid to set lofty goals, and he will be relentless in his determination to
achieve them. to people all over america, i say, when you have my father in your corner, you will never again have to worry about being let down. he will fight for you all the time, all the way, every time. maybe it's the developer in him, but donald trump cannot stand to see empty main streets and boarded up factories. he can't bear the injustice of college graduates who are crippled by student debt and mothers who can't afford the cost of the child care required to return to work to better the lives of their families.
other politicians see these hardships, see the unfairness of it all, and they say, i feel for you. only my father will say, i'll fight for you. the hardworking men and women of this country identify with my father. he is tough, and he is persevering. he is honest, and he is real. he's an optimist, and he's a relentless believer in america and all of her potential. he loves his family, and he loves his country with his heart and his soul. politicians ask to be judged by their promises, not their results. i ask you to judge my father by his results. judge his values by those he's instilled in his children. judge his competency by the towers he's built, the companies he's founded and the tens of
thousands of jobs he's created. he's the single most qualified person to serve as chief executive of an $18 trillion economy. my father will call upon the best and brightest people from all spheres of industry and both sides of the aisle, a new set of thinkers, to face our country's existing and future problems with fresh perspective and brave new solutions. come january 17, all things will be possible again. we can hope and dream and think big again. no one has more faith in the american people than my father. he will be your greatest, your truest, and your most loyal champion. this is the fighter, the doer,
that you have chosen as your nominee. in ways no one expected, this moment in the life of our country has defined a mission and given it to an extraordinary man. he is ready to see it all the way through, to speak to every man and every woman of every background in every part of this great country. to earn your trust and to earn your vote. he earned that and much more from me a long time ago. i've loved and respected him my entire life, and i could not be more proud tonight to present to you and to all of america my father and our next president, donald j. trump. [ applause ] and there he comes. that was the introduction. >> and next, donald trump formal
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we're on the air. there you are that's what happens on late night tell television sometimes. >> we know donald trump has accepted the nomination of the final night of the republican national convention. >> he the republican national convention. >> he spoke for more than one hour. so now, here is donald trump outlining his vision for the nation. >> friends, delegates, and fellow americans i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the united states.
usa, usa, usa, usa. who would have believed that when we started this journey on june 16th, last year, we and i say we, because we are a team. would have received almost 14 million votes, the most in the history of the republican party. and that the republican party would get 60% more votes than it received eight years ago. who would have believed it? who would have believed this?
the democrats, on the other hand, received 20% fewer votes than they got four years ago. not so good. not so good. together we will lead our party back to the white house. and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity and peace. we will be a country of generosity and warmth. but we will also be a country of law and order.
our convention occurs in a moment of crisis for our nation. the attacks on our police, and the terrorism of our cities threaten our very way of life. any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country. americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets. and the chaos in our communities. many have witnessed this violence personally. some have even been its victims. i have a message for all of you that crime and violence that
today afflicts our nation will soon, and i mean very soon, come to an end. beginning on january 20th of 2017, safety will be restored. the most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead. it is finally time for a straightforward assessment of the state of our nation. i will present the facts, plainly and honestly.
we cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore. so if you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully crafted lies and the media
mitts, the democrats are holding their convention next week. go there. but here at our convention there will be no lies. we will honor the american people with the truth and
killings have risen by 50%. they're up nearly 60% in nearby baltimore. in the president's hometown of chicago more than 2,000 people have been the victim of shootings this year alone. and almost 4,000 have been killed in the chicago area since he took office. the number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year. nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records ordered deported from our country are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens. 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. one such border crosser was released and made his way to nebraska. there, he ended the life of an innocent young girl named sarah rue. she was 21 years old and was
killed the day after graduating from college with a 4.0 grade point average number one in her class. her killer was then released a second time. and he is now a fugitive from the law. i have met sarah's beautiful family. but to this administration their amazing daughter was just one more american life that was not worth protecting. no more. one more child to sacrifice on the order and on the altar of open borders. what abo economy? again, i will tell you the plain facts that have been edited out of your nightly news and your morning newspaper. nearly four in ten african-american children are
living in poverty while 58% of african-american youth are now not employed. 2 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 work force entirely. household incomes are down, more than $4,000. since the year 2000, 16 years ago, our trade deficits, think of this, think of this, our trade deficit is 8$800 billion. yet -- think of that. $800 billion last year alone.
we're going to fix that. the budget is no better. president obama has almost doubled our national debt. to more than $19 trillion and growing. and yet what do we have to show for it? our roads and bridges are falling apart. our airports are third world condition. and 43 million americans are on food stamps. now, let us consider the state of affairs abroad. not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster, but
they have lived through one international humiliation after another. one after another. we all remember the images of our sailors being forced to their knees by their iranian captors at gunpoint. this was just prior to the signing of the iran deal, which gave back to iran $150 billion and gave us absolutely nothing. it will go down in history as one of the worst deals ever negotiated. when president obama drew a red line in syria the whole world knew it meant absolutely nothing.
i am certain that it was the decision that president obama truly regrets. her bad instincts and her bad judgment, something pointed out by bernie sanders, are what caused so many of the disasters unfolding today. let's review the record. in 2009, pre-hillary isis was not even on the map. libya was stable. egypt was peaceful. iraq was seeing really a big, big reduction in violence. iran was being choked by sanctions. syria was somewhat under
control. 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. after 15 years of wars in the middle east. after trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost t 120
on the economy, i will outline reforms to add millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth that can be used to rebuild america. a number of these reforms that i will outline tonight will be opposed by some of our nation's most powerful special interests. that is because these interests have rigged our political and economic system for their exclusive benefit, believe me, it's for their benefit. big business, elite media, and major donors are lining up
behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place. they are throwing money at her because they have total control over every single thing she does. she is their puppet and they pull the strings. that is why hillary clinton's message is that things will never change. never ever. my message is that things have to change. and they have to change right now.
every day i wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation. that have been ignored, neglected and abandoned. i have visited the laid off factory workers and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals. these are the forgotten men and women of our country. and they are forgotten. but they're not going to be forgotten long. these are people who work hard but no longer have a voice. i am your voice.
thank you. i have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for incompetence in leadership. when innocent people suffer because our political system lacks the will or the courage or the basic decency to enforce our laws, or still worse, has sold out for some corporate lobbyist for cash i am not able to look the other way and i won't look the other way. and when a secretary of state illegally starts her e-mails 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 ever before in our country. when the fbi director says that the secretary of state was extremely careless and negligent in handling our classified secrets i also know that these terms are minor compared to what she actually did. they were just used to save her from facing justice for her
terrible, terrible crimes. in fact, her single greatest accomplishmentñi may be committg such egregious crimes and getting away with it especially when others who have done far less have paid so dearly. when that same secretary of state rakes in millions and millions of dollars trading access and favors to special interests and foreign powers i know that time for action has come.
against bernie sanders. he never had a chance. never had a chance. but his supporters will join our movement because we will fix his biggest single issue, trade deals that strip our country of its jobs and strip us of our wealth as a country. millions of democrats will join our movement because we are going to fix the system so it works fairly and justly for each and every american. in this cause i am proud to have
at my side the next vice president of the united states, governor mike pence of indiana. and a great guy. we will bring the same economic success to america that mike brought to indiana, which is amazing. he is a man of character and accomplishment. he is the man for the job. the first task for our new
administration will be to liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens our communities. america was shocked to its core when our police officers in dallas were so brutally executed. immediately after dallas, we've seen continued threats and violence against our law enforcement officials. law officers have been shot or killed in recent days, in georgia, missouri, wisconsin, kansas, michigan and tennessee. on sunday more police were gunned down. in baton rouge, louisiana. three were killed and three were very, very badly injured.
i will work with and appoint the best and brightest prosecutors and law enforcement officials to get the job properly done. in this race for the white house i am the law and order candidate. the irresponsible rhetoric of our president, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us as a race, has done
more for divide us than anybody has ever seen and anybody in this room has watched or seen. this administration has failed america's inner cities. remember, it has failed america's inner cities. it's failed them on education. it's failed them on jobs. it's failed them on crime. it's failed them in every way and on every single level. when i am president i will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally and protected equally. every action i take i will ask myself does this make better for young americans in baltimore, in chicago, in detroit, in
ferguson, who have really in every way, folks, the same right to live out their dreams as any other child in america. any other child. to make life safe for all of our citizens we must also address the growing threats we face from outside the country. we are going to defeat the barbarians of isis and we're going to defeat them bad. once again, france is the victim of brutal islamic terrorism.
men, women, and children viciously mowed down, lives ruined. families ripped apart. a nation in mourning. the damage and devastation that can be inflicted by islamic radicals has been proven over and over. at the world trade center. at an office party in san bernardino. at the boston marathon. at a military recruiting center in chattanooga, tennessee. and many, many other locations. only weeks in orlando, florida, 49 wonderful americans were savagely murdered by an islamic terrorist. this time the terrorist targeted lgbtq community. no good. and we're going to stop it.
and i have to say as a republican it is so nice to hear you cheering for what i just said. thank you. thank you. to protect us from terrorism we need to focus on three things. we must have the best, absolutely the best gathering of intelligence anywhere in the world. the best. we must abandon the failed policy of nation building. and regime change that hillary clinton pushed in iraq in libya,
state of israel. recently, i have said that nato was obsolete because it did not properly cover terror. and also that many of the member countries were not paying their fair share. as usual, the united states has been picking up the cost. shortly thereafter, it was announced that nato will be setting up a new program in order to combat terrorism.
a true step in the right direction. lastly and 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. my opponent has called for a radical 550% increase in syrian
-- think of this. think of this. this is not believable. but this is what is happening. a 550% increase in syrian refugees on top of the existing massive refugee flows coming into our country already. under the leadership of president obama. she proposes this despite the fact that there is no way to screen these refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from. i only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values and love our people.
anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never ever will be. decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for african-american and latino workers. we are going to have an immigration system that works but one that works for the american people.
on monday, we heard from three parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants marion mendoza, sabine dirk, and my friend, shaw. they are just examples of many americans who have suffered so gravely. of all of my travels in this country nothing has affected me more, nothing even close i have to tell you than the time i have spent with the mothers and fathers who have lost their children to violence spilling across our borders, which we can solve. we have to solve this.
these families have no special interests to represent them. there are no demonstrators to protect them and certainly none to protest on their behalf. my opponent will never meet with them or share in their pain, believe me. instead, my opponent wants sanctuary cities. but where was the sanctuary for kate steinle? where was the sanctuary for the children of marion and sabine and jhamiel? where was the sanctuary for all of the -- it's so sad to even be
talking about it because we can solve this problem so quickly. where was the sanctuary for all of the other americans who have been so brutally murdered and who have suffered so so horribly? these wounded american families have been alone. but they are not alone any longer. tonight, this candidate and a whole nation stand in their corner to support them. to send them our love. and to pledge in their honor that we will save countless more families from suffering and the
same awful fate. we are going to build a border wall to stop illegal immigration. to stop the gang, and the violence, and the drugs from pouring into our communities. i have been honored to receive the endorsement of america's border patrol agents. and will work directly with them to protect the integrity of our
lawful, lawful, lawful immigration system. lawful. by ending catch and release on the border we will end the cycle of human smuggling and violence. illegal border crossings will go down. we will stop it. it won't be happening very much anymore, believe me. peace will be restored by enforcing the rules for millions who ñioverstay their visas. our laws will finally receive the respect that they deserve. tonight, i want every american
whose demands for immigration security have been denied and every politician who has denied them to listen very, very closely to the words i am about to say. on january 20th of 2017 the day i take the oath of office americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the united states are enforced. we are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone.
but my greatest compassion will be for our own struggling citizens. usa, usa, usa. my plan is the exact opposite of the radical and dangerous immigration policy of hillary clinton. americans want relief from uncontrolled immigration, which is what we have now. communities want relief. yet hillary clinton is proposing
mass amnesty, mass immigration, and mass lawlessness. her plan will overwhelm your schools and hospitals, further reduce your jobs and wages and make it harder for recent immigrants to escape the tremendous cycle of poverty that they're going through right now and make it almost impossible for them to join the middle class. i have a different vision for our workers. it begins with a new fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that cheat, of which there are many. it's been a signature message of
my campaign from day one and it will be a signature feature of my presidency from the moment i take the oath of office. i have made billions of dollars in business making deals. now i am going to make our country rich again. using the greatest business people in the world, which our country has, i am going to turn our bad trade agreements into great trade agreements. america has lost nearly a third of its manufacturing jobs since
1997. following the enactment of disastrous trade deals supported by bill and hillary clinton. remember, it was bill clinton who signed nafta, one of the worst economic deals ever made by our country, or frankly any other country. never, ever again. i am going to bring back our jobs to ohio and pennsylvania and new york. and michigan. and all of america. and i am not going to let companies move to other countries, firing their employees along the way without consequence. not going to happen anymore.
my opponent, on the other hand, has supported virtually every trade agreement that has been destroying our middle class. she supported nafta and she supported china's entrance into the world trade organization. another one of her husband's colossal mistakes and disasters. she supported the job-killing trade deal with south korea. she supported the trans-pacific partnership which will not only destroy our manufacturing but it will make america subject to the rulings of foreign governments and it's not going to happen.
i pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers. or that diminishes our freedom and our independence. we will never ever sign bad trade deals. america first again. america first. instead, i will make individual deals with individual countries. no longer will we enter into these massive transactions with many countries that are thousands of pages long and which no one from our country even reads or understands. we are going to enforce all
trade violations against any country that cheats. this includes stopping china's outrageous theft of intellectual property. along with their illegal products and devastating currency manipulation, they are the greatest currency manipulators ever. our horrible trade agreements with china, and many others will be totally renegotiated. that includes renegotiating nafta to get a much better deal for america and we'll walk away if we don't get that kind of a
deal. our country is going to start building and making things again. next comes the reform of our tax laws, regulations and energy rules. while hillary clinton plans a massive, and i mean massive tax increase i have proposed the largest tax
reduction of any candidate who has run for president this year, democrat or republican. middle income americans and businesses will experience profound relief and taxes will be greatly simplified for everyone, i mean everyone.
america is one of the highest tax nations in the world. reducing taxes will cause new companies and new jobs to come roaring back into our country, believe me it will happen and it will happen fast. then we're going to deal with the issue of regulation. one of the greatest job killers of them all. excessive regulation is costing
our country as much as $2 trillion a year. and we will end it very, very quickly. we are going to lift the restrictions on the production of american energy.
this will produce more than $20 trillion in job creating economic activity over the next four decades. they want to put our great steel workers out of business. that will never happen with donald trump as president. our steel workers and ourxd mins are going back to work again. with this new economic policy, trillions and trillions of dollars will start flowing into our country. this new wealth will improve the
quality of life for all americans. we will build the roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports and the railways of tomorrow. this in turn will create millions of more jobs. we will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice. my opponent would rather protect bureaucrats than serve american children and that is what she is doing, and that is what she has done.
people just starting out in their adult lives. tremendous problems. we will completely rebuild our depleted military. and the countries that we are protecting at a massive cost to us will be asked to pay their fair share. [applause]. we will take care of our great veterans like they have never been taken care of before.
>> my just released 10-point plan has received tremendous veteran support. we will guarantee those who serve this country will be able to visit the doctor or hospital of their choice without waiting five days on a line and dying. my opponent dismissed the v.a. scandal. one more sign of how out of touch she really is. we are going to ask every department head and government to provide a list of wasteful spending on projects that we can eliminate in my first 100 days.
the replacement of our beloved justice scalia will be a person of similar views, principals and judicial philosophies. the most important issues decided by this election. my opponent wants to essentially abolish the second amendment. i, on the other hand, received the early and strong endorsement of the national rifle association and will protect the right of all-americans to keep their
families safe. at this moment pi would like to thank the evangelical and religious community because i'll tell you what, the support they've given me -- and i am not sure i totally deserve it -- has been so amazing and has had such a big reason for me being here tonight. it's true. so true. they have much to contribute to our politics. yet our laws prevent you from
speaking your minds from your own pulpit. an amendment pushed by lyndon johnson. many years ago threatened religious institutions with a loss of their tax exempt status as they openly advocate their political views. their voices have been taken away. i am going to work very hard to repeal that language and to protect free speech for all-americans. [applause]. >> we can accomplish these great things and so much more. all we need to do is start believing in ourselves and in our country again.
you will always be my greatest source of pride and joy. and by the way, melania and ivanka, did they do a job? [applause]. my dad, fred trump, was the smartest and hardest working man i ever knew. i wonder sometimes what he'd say if he were here to see this and to see me tonight. [applause]. it's because of him that i learned from my youngest age to respect the dignity of work and the dignity of working
people. he was a guy most comfortable in the company of bricklayers and carpenters and electricians. i have a lot of that in me also. i love those people. [applause]. then there is my mother, mary. she was strong, but also warm and fair minded. she was a truly great mother. she was also one of the most honest and charitable people i have ever known and a great, great judge of character. she could pick em out from anywhere. to my sisters, marianne and elizabeth, my brother, robert, and my late brother, fred.
i will always give you my love. you are most special to me. i have had my truly great life in business. now my sole and exclusive mission is to go to work for our country, to go to work for you. it is time to deliver a victory for the american people. we don't win anymore, but we are going to start winning again.
but to do that we must break free from the petty politics of the past. america is a nation of believers , dreamers and strivers that is being lead by a group of sensors, critics and cynics. remember, all of the people telling you you can't have the country you want are the same people that wouldn't stand -- i mean they said trump doesn't have a chance of being here tonight, not a chance. the same people -- oh we love defeating those people, don't we? we love defeating those people. love it, love it. no longer can we rely on those
same people. in the media and in the politics, who will say anything to keep our rigged system in place. instead we must choose to believe in america. history is watching us now. we don't have much time, but history is watching. it is waiting to see if we will rise to the occasion and if we will show the whole world that america is still free and independent and strong. i am asking for your support tonight so that i can be your champion in the white house and i will be your champion.
my opponent asks supporters to recite a pledge that says i'm with her. i choose to recite a different pledge. my pledge reads, i'm with you, the american people. [cheers and applause]. i am your voice. so to every parent who dreams for their child and every child who dreams for their future, i say these words to
you tonight. i am with you. i will fight for you, and i will win for you. [cheers and applause]. to all-americans tonight in all of our cities and in all of our towns, i make this promise. we will make america strong again. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again, and we will make america great again. god bless you and good night. i love you. >> that, of course, donald
trump in a 76-minute acceptance speech saying our country is in crisis from the economy, rise in crime to the threat of radical islamic terrorism. he told us he will fight for the forgotten american saying, i am your voice. thank you for staying with us overnight on fox newschannel. >> yes, overnight and wide awake. that was a long speech. i'm heather childress. he vowed to go to the white house and fix a corrupt and rigged system and restore the american dream. he blames many of our problems on the policies of the democrats and their soon to be nominee, hillary clinton. >> then the attention turns to philadelphia where they will nominate mrs. clinton. what can we expect them to say about the address. joining us is ellen ratner of fox news. she is in the great downtown
building. the terminal building is over your shoulder and it is 2:15 a.m. central time. he was tough on hillary. he said her legacy is death, destruction, terrorism and weakness. how does she respond to what he said tonight when it is her turn next week? >> hopefully she will get some good speech writers. i think the place he made the most sort of inrows to her is talk about her campaign is to say i'm with hillary versus i'm with you. that's something he did very, very strongly. i think he had a lot of people behind him by the end of the night. >> one of the interesting points is there seemed to be a cultural shift. he didn't go into abortion and he did talk about gun rights and scalia. he talked about african-americans and talked about ferguson and talked about the lgbtq community. do you see a change in the republican tenor with him being the candidate?
>> make, but don't forget he invited mike pence to be the vice president. on the lgbtq issue he talked about extremism going after them, but he didn't talk about lgbtq rights. that would have been a very different statement. he didn't make that. he clearly listened to it. it is the way they are gone after, but not in terms of rights. >> there was a point when the crowd was chanting "lock her up, lock her up." he calmed them down. he said no, we need to defeat her. what do you think will happen as the general election campaign gets underway? >> i wish i was in the prediction business. i would make a lot of money. no, i don't know what will happen. he has taken a populous view . which is why -- view point which is why he has been elected. i think that will be very hard to beat. i know i said it on this show
before, but i ran into a democrat in september and he said to me, we want to run against donald trump. i said be careful what you wish for. donald trump is not going to be easy to defeat. >> a lot of our fellow country men and citizens who were left out of the economic system and to job loss or through lack of these opportunities. do you think he really will get traction on this and he can then get traction over hillary? >> i don't know. he certainly did a shoutout to the bernie sanders supporters. hillary clinton has taken a very sort of pro-trade imrement from na -- agreement from nafta and to the trans pacific partnership. as you noy bernie sanders and -- as you know bernie sanders and trump has taken a different view. it is a very smart move. >> some people say that is not going to work. >> well, we'll see.
>> we'll see. >> ellen, this is heather. i have to ask you a question because you were with us throughout the primaries. i want to know did he convince you? you sound like you really kind of liked him this evening, and you were a bernie sanders fan. did he switch you? >> let me put it this way -- everybody knows i am a democrat and he didn't convince me. i will tell you this, he sounded presidential. i actually also thought he sounded presidential when he won the new hampshire primary that night when he gave his acceptance speech to that. he is moving toward sounding very presidential. i call it like i see it, even though i may have personal views that are different. >> interesting. >> ellen ratner from the great state of ohio as she always says. >> thank you. donald trump rallying the republicans and reaching out to all americans. >> did he do enough to win over some of the critics and the undecided? our political panel weighs in on that next.
welcome back to our special edition of fox news. joining us again this hour is the campaign advisor to hillary clinton in 2008. judith miller at the manhattan institute for policy research and a pulitzer prize winning author and journalist and the chief political correspondent for the conservative review. thank you all for joining us this morning once again. jay good morning. >> well, we want to begin with the final take of your day on the rnc convention before we move on to the democrats. i will start with you. what did you think? >> too many americans feel like they have been
forgotten. i think donald trump did the role in terms of addressing americans' concerns. he talked to middle america and he talked about law enforcement and construction workers and plumbers and parents who were working multiple jobs. he is speaking to americans and letting them know that he has their back and that he can direct change. that's something people are looking for change and leadership. he laid out a plan for america. they are concerned about the safety and security about the country. the importance of addressing terrorism as well. he talked about his economic plan and reducing regulations and reducing taxes and that will encourage job growth and job creation. he is looking out for americans and people are resonating with this. >> he covered a lot. it is 76 minutes worth of topics. for the forgotten men and
women that was a specific line in his speech. >> it was an appeal to the forgotten men and women of america and the law and order candidate as being the person who could deliver the solution to what ails america. what struck me about the speech is how grim it was. how negative it was not just about hillary, but about america. this was an america that was a mad max america, a combination of blade runner in which he is batman coming in to save gotham. listen to this language and hillary presides over death and destruction and terrorism and weakness. the description of america is not the country i know and it even prompted hillary to respond with the this is not the america she knows now. with 70% of the people thinking america is on the wrong track, that's clearly his message and that's who he
wants to appeal to. this is very, very different. >> the majority of americans right now as you just said yourself agree with him. >> and is that some of what we have seen with orlando and isis and what happened in france and the economic situation. it is aence is of deep concern in this country that something is violently wrong. >> that's true. there are two ways one can approach that. one is to enforce all that is wrong and em emphasize all of the things that divide us and all of the problems. to say it is morning in america i didn't hear much reagan in this speech. >> the current administration though as well has not always been positive. we had michelle obama, the first lady saying -- and i can't recall what it is in reference to, but this is the first time i have been proud to be an american. >> that is very far away from
death and destruction. with donald trump, congratulations. he got through 76 minutes of sticking to the teleprompter. good job there. the only thing we have to fear is fear everything. everything is wrong. i have a sense that he is capitalizing on these tragedies and on the turmoil that we are feeling and he is doing it in a way that he is decisive and not bringing people together which is something we are going to hear a drastically different message coming out of the hillary clinton campaign next week. it is about bringing people together. do you theng he reached out specifically to different groups. >> there were certainly notes and nods to diversity to certainly today more so than the rest of the week. but those nods weren't backed
up with any plans or real solutions or any substance, and even when they had the billionaire on he said he was proud to be gay and proud to be a republican and proud to be an american. he also chastised the gop for conversion therapy in the platform. so there is a very big disconnect to kind of the promises through platitude versus actual plans and actual solutions. i didn't hear one level of detail plan in anything he said. it is just a lot of fear. >> escape from new york and escape from l.a. >> he is not playing -- he is not being a fear monger. he is laying out what our country is facing because of president obama and hillary clinton and their failed policies. isis is running rampant. they undermine isis and they are contained and they did not take isis seriously. isis is
running rampant all over the world. if people are concerned about the national safety and national security, judith you write about this all the time, you would be highly critical with hillary clinton. >> i am, but we are talking about donald trump right now. he doesn't offer specific solutions to that, but he says he will destroy isis fast. fast is not a policy. >> we would not be in this situation if not for obama -- >> all right. we have another block coming up where you can continue this conversation. >> this will be the debate all night. we have a lot more this evening as we continue our coverage of donald trump's accepting the nomination and the speech. he isn't the only one who talked at the convention to make the political case. the chairman of the republican party spoke. >> the attack on the opposing party when we come back.
>> and to my wife sally and my son jack and daughter grace, i love you. thank you for everything you do for me. i stand before this convention as a chairman of a party that is carrying the torch of liberty. we are the party of the open door. to some people and some presidents america is just another country. to republicans america is the greatest nation on earth we don't apologize for america. we celebrate america. at every level. republicans stand for aspiration and achievement. we stand for peace and prosperity. we stand for freedom and fairness. these values have inspired people the world over. ever since we won our freedom
two centuries ago, these values fueled the sacrifices for freedom at gettysburg and normandy and fallujah. these values spurred the fight for equality in birmingham and selma. it is clear the republican party is the only party willing to fight for these values and lead america to greatness in the 21st century. you see, the dirty little secret democrats don't want you to know is that they are the same party doing the same old thing. next week they are going to trot out the same old democrats with the same old message and running the same old candidate. we are the party of new ideas in a changing and faster world than ever before. democrats depend on super delegates and bureaucrats to
sneak their agenda through the backdoor. we are the party of the grassroots. we honor what the voters say. democrats want to put labor bosses in charge of our schools and limit our choices and feed our kids a steady diet of the left wing propaganda. we know every child matters in the classroom is not an assembly line. it is time to give power back to parents and equip our children with the skills they need for college, career and life. democrats want health care choices in the hands of politicians. we want health care choices in the hands of patients. deem crants -- democrats want a one size fits all policy on everybody.
we say an independent people deserves individual solutions. what separates republicans from democrats is our belief in better. we believe in better schools and a better health care system and a better economy which rewards hard work no matter where or when you punch the clock. and most of all we believe in a better chance of the american dream for everyone. the republican party will not stop until that becomes a reality. and that's why we need to stop hillary clinton. a clinton presidency only means more death, more obamacare and more hard-working families. never seeing a race.
if hillary clinton is given the chance she will stack the deck with the supreme court and with activist left wing judges who will treat the constitution like a doormat. you can kiss your gun rights goodbye if she ever finds her way into the white house. in foreign policy a clinton presidency means forgetting our friends and enabling our enemies. just look at her disastrous iran nuclear deal which lines the pockets of the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism with your money. while abandoning our greatest ally in the middle east, the nation of israel. it was on her watch isis began to spread its wings of evil over the middle east and she has spent the last 16 months looking in
the eyes of the american people and lying about how recklessly she jeopardized the american people, our national security, with her secret e-mail server. she lied. she lied over and over and over and over. she lied. perhaps. perhaps worst of all hillary clinton has perfected the art of politics for personal gain. she reads ethics rules as carefully as americans read their junk mail. just look at her track
record. she used her post of secretary of state to grease the wheels for democrat lobbyists and special interests and political insiders connected to the corrupt machine. her family foundation took millions of dollars in donations from countries notorious for human rights abuses and funneling money to radical islamic terrorists. for hillary clinton the oval office is just another cash cow. well, i have one word for all of this hypocrisy and corruption. enough. americans have had enough of a government that plays favorite to the well connected. they had enough of the clinton excuses and cronyisms and cover ups. they had enough of the corrupt deals the americans have had
enough. this election is our chance to stop it and donald trump is the right man to lead that charge. you all know he brought millions of voters in our party and he is listening to americans who are anxious about a country which has lost its way. donald trump wants to bring jobs back from overseas that wants to send them abroad. he is finally going to stop illegal immigration and make sure our government puts american citizens first. working families.
working families are the life blood of our country and we can't thrive unless they are thriving. donald trump wants to make sure you can pay the mortgage and put gas in the car and buy new clothes for the first day of school. donald trump is committed to making the safety of every man, woman and child in america his number one priority. no more negotiating with terrorists. if they want to take us down, we are gonna take them down. it and -- and he will protect the second amendment by approving and appointing conservative justices to the
supreme court. importantly he will protect the lives of the unborn. so we have a message to america. hold on. help is coming. with donald trump and mike pence, america is ready for a come back after almost a decade of clinton-obama failures. i want to close bying it you a little known story of american greatness. he was a danish immigrant who started out working in a ship yard and living in a boarding house. he knew mark promised limitless opportunity and was determined to make the most of it. he developed his talents for industrial engineering and worked his way up at general motors. by 1937 he had become the president of the company. in 1940 they asked him to get
them on a wartime footing. instead of cars and trucks, america's great manufacturers are now proudly making tanks and planes.for this enormous responsibility he was paid $1 per year. he didn't do it for the money. he was motivated by a duty to keep america fear from tierney. he wanted to help save the world . at the end of the war they said they have never done anything for yourself, only for your country. you have never spared yourself. we cannot spare ourselves either. economic freedom, belief in the american dream, a strong defense, putting country first. those values are under assault from hillary clinton and the rest of the democrat party.
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is not just a tag line for a bumper sticker. it is our american legacy and it will strengthen it for our children and grandchildren. listen, god didn't put us here -- he didn't put us here by accident. this is a moment to set a new course for an american that is as strong and confident. let's stand united as republicans. let's stop hillary clinton. let's elect donald trump president. thank you and god bless you. thank you. >> well, that was talking about american values and offering a broad sweeping view of his party. did he define a republican vision that will appear to a broad slice of americans?
we are joined by a fox news political analysts. angela, thank you for joining us on this early morning hour in the eastern and you in central time. >> my pleasure. >> we are seeing the themes in this speech. accusations of lying and it will gain traction. >> it was a more prosperous america and have you noticed the flags are flying half staff? that is the new norm. that means the country is not whole. donald trump wants to make the country whole again. people want policy. they don't care about lying hillary. they don't care about donald trup p and -- donald trump. people are suffering and what they want are answers. with the speech tonight there is a
combination of a week. i think he knocked it out of the ballpark. >> he also talked about the iranian deal. you talk about what you just said the fear and the concern that americans have especially after orlando and the boston bombings and what has been going on around the world. >> what we can do as a party, liberals they strive off of fear and smear campaigns. donald trump has taken that fear and will put americans to rest knowing we will be safe again. we will be respected again. we are not considered the leader of the free world. our allies don't even trust us anymore. we have a lot of work to do. and it was hillary clinton and the obama administration and their policies failures that actually brought this about. such hatred. such animosity. and that's not america.
that is not america. >> one thing you did talk about, you picked up a democratic theme. denouncing that 58% are unemployed. 4 in 10 of the kids live in poverty and that was really a direct rebuttal to what we potentially are going to be seeing next week in philadelphia. >> listen, the republican party is the answer. self-sufficiency and independent responsibility. what obama did was make promises to our community. yes, we are angry and yes we are taking it out on black lives matter because we are suffering. donald trump is the only one that has created jobs. donald trump has proven himself. he might not be the perfect candidate. he might not be the most articulate candidate, but the proof is in the pudding. i love the fact he talked about african-americans and talked about the middle class. >> are you surprised at that? he even mentioned ferguson. >> donald trump has been meeting with black ministers and black on entrepreneurs and
latinos. this is before he decided to run for office. he has been giving to the community, and you would not know that because the mainstream does not want you to know about that. what we need to do is talk real. go to the black churches. go to the diversity districts. we need leadership in our community and i think trump can do it. >> angela who is staying up late for us in cleveland and addressing some of the issues that we will be seeing and hearing from next week. angela, always good to see you. thank you. >> thanks, eric. well, it has been quite a weekending with donald trump's acceptance speech. >> we will have final thoughts about this week in cleveland from our panel when we come back. stay with us. they brought this on themselves.
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welcome back. some final thoughts now on the closing night of the rnc. joining us once again is the campaign advisor to hillary clinton in 2008. jewish miller, ad jct -- adjunct professor. and the chief political correspondent for the conservative review. so it is official. the trump-pence ticket. they will move on, but first the democratic convention next week. judith, let's start with you. >> i am still struck by the donald trull p we saw -- trump we saw tonight and the trump we saw from the being of the campaign. there was a true disconnect from not only what he said tonight, the out reach to the lgbtq community and the common man and the racism and
xenaphobia that launched the campaign that propelled him to victory. and i don't know how he squares this circle. i don't know how the common man appeals from the blue collar billionaire and from the man who actually is his own club has not hired americans and prefers to hire the foreign workers. he has a record here. it is good and in contrast it is everything he was saying beforehand. yes it was different and that caught our attention. was it enough to put to rest the questions about him and his temperment and character? i don't think so. we will see extreme negativity in this campaign. >> some people, i mean you call it a glass half full or a glass half empty. some people may look at that as the door has been open and the conversations have been
had. he is willing to listen to different view points, different needs. he has gotten the endorsement of david duke, the former grand wizard of the kkk. >> he denounced that. >> david duke tweeted tonight about donald trump's speech and he couldn't have said it better himself. >> is that fair? anybody can say anything about anybody. he can't control david duke. >> it is fair because the anger that we saw coming from his gut toward hillary clinton, he never suppressed that toward white supremecists. he can put african-americans on stage and there can be 20 out of 2,000 delegates that are african-american in the audience and pretend he has any chance with latinos, but until there is actual substance in reaching out to those communities -- >> do you think the people are
fake that are there sph. >> no, they are not fake, but if you look in the hall that's not a representation of what america looks like. i think from a final thought standpoint, it is interesting that one of his lines that got a lot of applause is there will be no lies. and then he went on to lie after lie after lie. >> the clock is ticking. >> the entire convention is 67 mostly false -- or pants on fire lies. fact checkers. >> i think the left is panicking, especially after what we witnessed this week. donald trump had record numbers during the primaries. he is appealing to blue collar workers and union workers. he wants to get the job done. and listen, he made a devastating case against hillary clinton. americans feel the system is fixed. hillary has gotten away with so much. now she will be judged with
public opinion because our legal system did not do that and it has failed our country. >> when you speak to anger and what you are saying is the anger toward hillary and he has not placed that toward the other things that are more -- more warranted. >> i don't recall what they said about president obama. he is not on the ballot right now. he said -- donald trump, i lost count how many times he said law and order tonight. he couldn't even keep order. it has been fantastic. i am so glad we have this -- it was dysfunctional. >> it is -- >> the left is panicking and you are proof of it. >> i am not panicking. >> totally.
>> we are running out of time. >> the issue will be is this the year of protest votes and a vote for true change? if hillary concludes the same thing will she portray herself as the change agent rather than the extension of legacy? that's the challenge for both of these candidates. >> 2:57 in the morning and thank you all of you on the panel and thank you for spending your time with us during the fox newschannel. the republicans have a brash and bold candidate. >> we will do it all again next week. the dnc is heading to philadelphia. we will be back.
i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the united states. >> it is friday, july 22nd, and it is done. the republican national convention in the books. >> can you believe it? a huge night for donald trump as he formally accepts the republican nomination for president. >> "huge"! >> finally got it right. in i' >> i've been working on it. good morning. i'm heather childers. >> and i'm