CLEVELAND, Ohio– At the Republican National Convention Thursday night, Donald Trump officially accepted the republican party presidential nomination.
Going through my timeline while watching the last night of the convention, there was a sense of fear that I felt while reading posts on my timeline. One follower even went as far as to say that the opening of the event eerily reminded her of The Purge, a horror film where all crime is legal for 12 hours.
In his nomination speech, Trump vowed to crack down on crime and toughen immigration laws. He also criticized the current administration’s (read: President Obama) economic policies and the country’s trade deficit.
Referencing recent attacks, Trump promised law and order would be restored as he addressed delegates and supporters for more than an hour.
“The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored,” he said.
Trump added, “I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”
He did not elaborate on how he would fix these things, he did not offer a plan or an agenda either. However, Trump did reiterate his plan to build a wall along the border of Mexico because it would stop “gangs, violence, and drugs from pouring into our communities.”
“Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records… are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens,” he said.
To top it off, David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, praised Trump’s speech on social media.
“Great Trump Speech, America First! Stop Wars! Defeat the Corrupt elites! Protect our Borders!, Fair Trade! Couldn’t have said it better!” Duke said on Twitter.
This of course follows talk show host Laura Ingraham appearing to mimic the Nazi salute after she finished her speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday.
According to The New York Daily News, Ingraham has publicly spoken out against comparing the Republican Party to Nazis, on “The O’Reilly Factor” in 2011, calling it “a really ridiculous comparison.”
Whether her gesture was intentional or not, it is very clear by the bigoted things Trump says that he is–and his supporters, too– and only for, White America.