Weekly Wrap-Up

Donald Trump is officially the Republican presidential nominee, leading the party with a rousing acceptance speech that could mark the start of an American revival.

According to the New York Post, Trump faced his biggest challenge on Thursday night – and he nailed it.

Rather than link to various articles this week, I have pulled together what I believe are some of the most powerful statements from Donald Trump’s acceptance speech. I found his words to be inspiring and energizing. The full text is here. To me, the highlights include:

  • "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… people who work hard but no longer have a voice. I am your voice."

  • “The problems we face now — poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad — will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them. A change in leadership is required to change these outcomes.”

  • "History is watching us now. It's 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.”

  • “The irresponsible rhetoric of our President, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and color, has made America a more dangerous environment for everyone.”

  • “This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction and weakness. But Hillary Clinton’s legacy does not have to be America’s legacy.” 

  • “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… She is their puppet, and they pull the strings.”

  • "My opponent asks her supporters to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. It reads: 'I'm With Her.' I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads: 'I'm with you – the American people.'"

  • “The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country."

  • "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 are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities."

Which of these statements was your favorite part of Donald Trump’s speech? That’s the first question in our new Weekly Poll – I have my personal favorite, and I’m looking forward to seeing if you and others agree!

I have two more poll questions for you this week, centered on the GOP convention: Which of the other speeches at the Republican Convention was your favorite? There are plenty to choose from, including speeches from the Trump family, Vice-President nominee Mike Pence, and many others. 

And finally, after the Republican National Convention, are you more excited about voting for Donald Trump for President? 

I know I am. Have a great weekend!