Donald Trump offers his vision of America in GOP convention speech
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News July 22, 2016 Updated: 10:10 AM
On the final night of Republican National convention Donald Trump painted his picture of America, as he officially accepted the Republican party's nomination for the presidency.
The billionaire’s speech included a visceral attack on his Democratic rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton, who he accused of leaving a legacy of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness" from her time as Secretary of State.
"This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction and weakness."
When the crowd chanted "Lock her up!", he told them: "Let's defeat her in November."
He claimed to be the "voice" of the people who had been "ignored, neglected and abandoned" and renewed his promise to "build a great border wall" along the US border with Mexico to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
Another unconventional point Trump made was the support he gave to the gay community, promising protection against "the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology" following last month's massacre in Orlando.
Later, he said: "I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves.
Speaking of a "crisis" in the country, following the recent police shootings and attacks, Trump said: "The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end.
"Beginning on 20 January, 2017, safety will be restored."
Donald Trump also renewed his promise to "build a great border wall" and also said the US should "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," he said
"Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it."