Dispensing a dose of pluck and gumption, Donald Trump took aim at the establishment realms and “rigged” systems and stressed in his acceptance speech the obvious disparities in perspective between well-paid, woolgathering political talkers and the majority of other unidentified, likely disheartened, unemployed or underemployed inhabitants of America on Thursday night as the 2016 GOP presidential nominee.
Trump did not disappoint. Targeting the angst and discontent among voters this election cycle, Trump stepped up to the podium and declared he was willing to take on the challenge of speaking truth to an established, well-oiled power and their sometimes immoral decisions and plans which have destroyed other people’s lives, left them without their loved ones or perhaps without much faith or hope for their futures.
A Protest Moment, Cheers For Good Cops
The audience in Cleveland, and the many from elsewhere in the world likely riveted to Trump’s significant message for substantial clues on the possible clout and persuasion of the next American leader, observed only a brief distraction as one protester tried to sneak by convention security with her sign, as seen in the attached raw video clip from Reuters via Rumble.
The female was later identified as being a Code Pink activist, according to the post over at Fox News. As the video rolls, she was surrounded by security and Trump stopped his speech for about a minute, it seemed. Surrounded by security officers on an upper deck of the arena, Trump’s initial remarks after the removal were in praise of the peaceful handling of the situation, as seen in the attached video.
“How great are our police and how great is Cleveland?”
With this speech, the doggedly determined and stubbornly resolute businessman stirred up a mixed pot of social reactions among media covering politics. Tweets online include this first one, from Melanie Mason of the Los Angeles Times, regarding the “discipline” Trump displays during the protest incident.
Talk about discipline — Trump doesn’t say a thing as a protestor interrupts his speech, save for praising the police and Cleveland
— Melanie Mason (@melmason) July 22, 2016
Fact-Checking Trump’s Message
The media is showing some surprise also regarding Trump’s facts delivered from the Thursday night message to the mostly supportive audience.
One reporter, Seema Mehta from the Los Angeles Times, checking on Trump’s crime statistics, discovered the use of relevant information by the businessman was “largely accurate.” In fairness, Mehta also noted that “independent” fact checkers believed that Trump’s conclusions might be “overreaching.”
From the transcript of the speech, the text offered to the media before Trump actually addressed the crowd in Cleveland which Politico news has provided online, much can be seen as a serious account of the pain and discontent seen in America and the world.
Besides addressing the mishandling of recent Obama-Clinton foreign policy in the Middle East, Trump also connected with our national grief, per the transcript.
Trump: ‘I Have No Patience For Injustice’
“I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good,” The told the crowd. “I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.”
The businessman then addressed the nightmare of suffering further, and Trump made his plea for people to listen and connect to the truth he observes in America. He did not tread lightly upon the former Secretary of State and ex-New York Senator Hillary Clinton either.
“When innocent people suffer, because our political system lacks the will, or the courage, or the basic decency to enforce our laws – or worse still, has sold out to some corporate lobbyist for cash – I am not able to look the other way. And when a Secretary of State illegally stores her emails 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 before.”
‘Bernie Sanders — He Never Had A Chance’
Of course, there were words about the recent Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s findings that Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State for the United States, was “extremely careless” and “negligent” in handling “classified secrets.” Trump perhaps did not wish to forewarn Clinton regarding future debate fodder this coming Autumn, but there is plenty online, as seen in these sources of information from C-Span, the Guardian‘s discoveries from the U.K. regarding the Clinton Foundation, the New YorkPost report from earlier this year, and the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) announcements.
Donald Trump did allude to the nasty mess in this speech.
“When that same Secretary of State rakes in millions of dollars trading access and favors to special interests and foreign powers I know the time for action has come. “
And Trump believes that Clinton’s biggest rival in the Democratic Party for the 2016 nomination, Bernie Sanders, fought within a “rigged” system.
“I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves,” said Trump. “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it. 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.”
Bernie Sanders supporters may take note of the remarks. Certainly, many already have seen some questionable moments along the Democratic primary season election trail this election cycle.
[Photo by AP Photo/Patrick Semansky]