It’s been 13-months of campaigning, 11 nationally televised debates, 16 vanquished primary rivals, and millions of votes in the making.
Finally, presidential candidate Donald Trump’s big moment of the Republican National Convention has arrived.
Trump’s address Thursday on the convention’s final day will cap off a wild three days, and millions are expected to tune in for a moment few ever expected to see.
The whole convention has been building up to this moment. Though he’s appeared briefly during the convention already, this will be one of his biggest opportunities of the campaign to speak to supporters, opponents and undecided voters still making up their minds.
Nominees typically use convention speeches to describe their journey and lay out their policy proposals. But Trump’s campaign has been anything but ordinary.
Political analysts have been left wondering — will the billionaire stick to the script, or deliver the fireworks he’s promised would erupt at his nominating convention?
Thursday’s theme is “Make America One Again.” The night is supposed to focus on how Trump plans to unite the country and bridge divisions so the U.S. can confront challenges at home and abroad.
That’s a tall order, but Trump’s attempt to sell himself to voters as a unifying force shouldn’t be easily dismissed.
When the gavel bangs to close the convention, the political world’s attention will turn to Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will be nominated at next week’s Democratic convention. It will be the Democrats’ turn to make their case for replacing President Barack Obama in the White House – and to dispute everything voters heard at the GOP convention.
But for tonight, the world’s attention belongs to Trump.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Arthur Hartsock says
Mr. Trump, you are the Republican winner. Forget about yesterday, last week, last month. Concentrate on informing the American public about your policies moving forward. (I know you’ve written extensively on your websites, but the less informed American voters need to hear.) Attack Hillary viciously, but also woo her borderline voters with solutions to America’s problems. The next 3 months are critical. Fight hard and fight smart.
I agree totally. Be passionate and be smart. Provide examples of Hillary’s failures (plenty to work with there) and provide examples and plans on how to move forward. Reduce the personal attacks but attack with facts. Provide plans of how to overcome our nation’s problem areas. Show how you plan to lead us out of a downward spiral and turn these problem areas around.
Eileen Whelan says
First of all if the Republicans run America like they are running there Convention, we as a
Country are in BIG, trouble. The Convention is a disaster, it’s like a clown show, with all the
clowns in a circle, or riding a Merry Go Round to catch the gold ring, but I have news for them
Trump is no prize, he is an absolutely disaster for the Republican Party and they know it. I never agree with Ted Cruz, but last night he nail it, don’t vote for Trump.
You sound like a moron .. I used to like Cruz but I would Never give him my vote again . He came off as pathetic as kasick
I agree with you, he was a jerk
ILLINOIS BOB says
TRUMP – PENCE is our winning ticket in 2016 !
Go President Trump and V P Pence. Those like Romney kasich cruse and the bushes need to be run out of town trators Clinton suporters they are.
Obviously eileen you must a HILLARY SUPPORTER , very simple it takes a crook to know
another crook !!!!!!!!!!!
Mike Crews says
People like you are the reason we are in the shape we are in. If you want to see a real clown show go to the Democratic convention, the prize clown will be front and center stage maybe you should join her. As far as Ted Cruz goes maybe he should join them.
You are just jealous that you weren’t picked to be a delegate to the convention. Or were you one of those disrupters that was shown on camera?
What Cruz said last night was check out all your candidates to make sure they follow the CONSTITUTION.
He did not point out any particular office of the candidate.
I don’t think Cruz will vote for Hillary, because she is a COMMUNIST lying person; she believes in Saul Alinsky (believes in Satan), and to be ruling in those areas.
Am sure you know that Satan rules this world, as it is his kingdom since the Garden of Eden. That is why we have so much evil in this world today. It all comes from people doing Satan’s bidding for him.
Gram, your message makes it sounds as though it is evil to believe in Satan as does Sail Alinksy and then you point out that you believe Satan is active in our world today. Which is correct?
Hillary isn’t a Communist, she is more of a Socialist, like Bernie.
John Lamb says
“The ultimate goal of Socialism is Communism” N. Lenin.
Read and ye shall uncover truths!
If Trump doesn’t become president you had better be prepare to become an Islamic Radical Muslim rule !
Hillary and Obama have surrounded themselves with Radical Muslims in prominent positions in our government .
Donald Trump may be rough around the edges, but he will stop this country from being destroyed by Foreign immigrants !
Karen Warnock says
You are spot on! Trump and his family love the USA and all its citizens. Go Trump!
God bless America!!!!
You are right. The NWO had already made a prediction that Europe would be under total Islamist control by 2030 and US shortly afterward… But with the actions by Obama they are ahead of schedule…
And the Hari Krishna on the corner says the world is ending! Why don’t U join him with your spoutings
SORRY I AM BAD AT HITTING WRONG KEY. WHEN I AM PISSED AT THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER TO ME.
Sorry Eileen, dear you have got it backwards unless you are looking at things from a very liberal minded point of view. Cruz is toast and is a Bush crony which many people understand and many are learning about. The last thing this country needs is another attorney at the head of our country manipulating the final answer on anything. They should stick to cancelling those who need to understand the law but not make them…
you are a joke!!!!!. The Republican convention has not been run badly and I don’t agree with the behavior of Ted Cruz and there is no way i would vote for him.
You must be one of them that is in line to bed the but#ch bit#ch. I really hope you get get a good taste of her way of life, because you really deserve it it, moron!
jerry owen says
ANOTHER DUMB, STUPID, UNAMERICAN IDIOT OPENS HIS MOUTH, JUST LIKE CRUZ!
Richard Haller says
Do me a favor please and clean up your grammar before speaking on an educated, and conservative forum, such as the one provided here. Next, I think you really need to take a good look in the mirror and try and figure out who you are, because nobody with an ounce of depth and integrity would make statements like you just made.
TRUMP WILL EXPOSE THE CORRUPT ESTABLISHMENT
LIKE CLINTON – VOTE TRUMP
rodney burke says
WILL! What’s he been doing for 11 months? using a hammer to hit them in the head. About time someone said “NO more.”
El Tejas says
And the alternative is? What? That incompetent socialist Hillary?
Yes, Mr. Trump has plenty of ammo to down the Witch. show her lies on commercial TV campaigning. then after you show the Witch for what she is, ask the question, “what would you call this person?” let the people decide her abilities or lack thereof and her evil. the Witch is an evil evil person. i get sick to my stomach just seeing her on TV, if she gets to the WH, America is lost forever.
He should just say, “I was going to give a great speech, the best speech you’ve ever heard. But I decided to rest today, so just imagine it was the best speech ever presented at a Republican Convention, because it would have been”. In other words, why work when he can just tell his fawning minions that he is still great and they don’t have the intelligence to ask, “Really? How so?”
Great post Arthur!
Arthur you nailed it !!!
TRUMP/PENCE 2016 thru 2024
Peter Joffe says
It does not matter so much what the media have to say as they only look for the odd hiccup. The fuss they made about Trumps wife’s speech was out of all proportion to what she said. The fact that she ‘borrowed” some words from the racist Michelle, was overridden by the media’s desire to make Trump look bad. Who votes in the US president? The media or the voters? It will be very interesting to see what they do with Clinton as she is so covered in rotten eggs that there is little good to say about her. But the media cannot see the wood for the trees. Watch this space and lets see what Next Friday Brings.
The Texan says
Arthur is spot on! No need to dwell on Hillary. Anyone who cares already knows about her. It is time to outline ideas about how we can lower the federal deficit and balance the budget. Any household knows the we can not keep spending more than we bring in. What are his plans to deflate the bloated bureaucracy? What are his proposals to stimulate the economy, encourage small business, and put people back to work in the private sector? Any ideas on how to help the US become less dependent on foreign energy?
Preston king says
I agree 100% concentrate on her failures and losses there’s plenty there to work with for sure good advice
Ira Hdld says
Keep doing what you have up to this point! You have defied every political situation . You are not a politition you are a savior????God bless you and your family and save this country that we all love!
Ira Held says
Continue as you are doing! You are the only one that can save our country! God bless you and your family
Helen Higgason says
How could Mr.Trump possibly not win….. He’s running against a big time loser, there is no way she can win, she has 10 strike against her,( I will NOT call her by name) she’s nothing but a low-life, folks, she’s done so many terrible things, if it were anyone else, they would behind bars, for sure, so just forget about this evil woman, for a change!!!!!!
You are so right. Nobody in their right mind would vote for a corrupt criminal like her. But then, there are some not in their right minds. Hopefully only a tad. Lol
Southern By Choice says
Except for the fact that you have a George Soros owned company supplying the voting machines. which it has been proven can be programmed for whatever result is wanted; liberal court rulings against having to have valid ID in order to vote, (now you only have to tell them why you don’t have an ID) districts like in Obama’s election who vote 110% of registered voters, and hundreds of more votes than eligible residents; and many many who were charged and convicted of voting 6, 7, 8 times. The press will never cover it, if it applies to a democrat, but these things are hard to over come.
I agree 100% l just can’t believe people would support the evil witch she is a liar and a murder and deserves jail!! I don’t know how she is allowed to run for any office she is a criminal!!
HIL LIAR Y CLINTON SUCKS!!!
Jeane Green says
It is amazing that some are swayed by the evil one’s smile, and clapping like a momma hen. But some do. I do my best to talk sense into them, they are not capable of thinking. So important to focus on those who still can think – at least somewhat.
If she is CONSISTENTLY lying to the investigators from government itself, how likely is she to fulfill promises to her voter – duh ? ~ Since she was so proud to help a rapist of 12 year old girl to go free, how is she a champion of women – duh ? ~ That line of thought seemed to have some willing to learn more about Trump. They see him as not polite, and I invite them to view YouTube of Hillary facing Benghazi investigation committee. I said “You owe it to yourself to see HOW two-faced this woman is”.
One said:”Wow, she is rude to them” – “Fine , now LISTEN to TRUMP…forget about watching him if you don’t like his hair. But at least he says what we are all talking about among ourselves”.
She probably doesn’t even do that well!
NANCY HAKES says
I HOPE SHE GETS LOCKED UP. BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.
I HAVE NEVER PRAYED SO MUCH, THAT HE WINS.
TIME FOR CHANGE,
rodney burke says
I haven’t either, and for the same things. #1 a hilary lock up! We NEED it!
Christopher S. O'Rourke says
My vote is for the Trump-Pence ticket. Ted Cruz is nothing but a Republican in sheeps clothing. The Republican Party needs to kick him out
Now. He refuses to support the Trump-Pence ticket. As for the Demoncratic party owned by the Clinton’s, we hope that Hitlery Killery ROTTON Ayatollah Khoemeni winds up DEAD LAST ON NOVEMBER 8/9, 2016 & the final results will be as follows Donald J. Trump the
winner, next Gary Johnson-Libertarian-Second-he is gaining ground, while HKRAKC is losing ground, Jill Stein-Green party-third, also gaining ground, Darrell Cassel-Constitution Party comes in fourth, we know that won’t happen, but it sure would be nice though if the Clinton owned Demoncratic party did finish last in the election and that HKRAKC doesn’t have a single state & territory plus our nations capital in her column at all, that would be the end of her political career & would be the biggest blow for Ted Cruz & the status quo.
Sherry Sabatino says
Trump is the only one who addressed corruption in our government, the only one to address the drug situation,which is also taking over our country. I wish the people of this coutry could have seen what i saw in my lifetime. Trump is the only one who wanted to support our borders. I wish more people could learn about the Russions coming into this country and everyone keeps their mouths shut becausr of fear. We are in great need of a man like Trump. God bless him.
I just read the reason Cruz didn’t endorse Trump was bcuz Trump “put down” Cruz wife and father. Well, BOO F***ING HOO! There’s so much in this world that needs fixing and selfish Cruz is licking his stupid wounds. HE DIDNT GET THE NOMINATION FOR VERY GOOD REASONS!!!
Plus, Cruz was behind the photographs of Trump’s wife — the one’s that mysteriously appeared before Mr. Trump responded. In other words, Cruz attacked Trump’s wife — Trump responded. Cruz is a “sick” man. I’m not surprised that most of his colleagues despise him. He’s a whiny little man. I had no idea how “small” he was until last night, when he showed his true colors. Good riddance Ted Cruz. I hope we’ve seen the last of you.
Good comment and I’m glad someone finally brought up that Cruz initiated the wife negatives ! He can dish it out but he can’t take it! What a wuss.
Stop playing intramural games here and go after the demoncraps! Trump did not earn Cruz’s endorsement. Cruz did not bad mouth Trump. This is much adieu about nothing. Focus on the future with Trump Pence against the demoncraps or we re doomed to a Hellary POTUS nightmare.
rodney burke says
Roger that, one focus, one prayer; for the man who will lead this nation OUT of crisis and into prosperity again.
Go Donald….it’s your time! America needs you…make us the great Republic we once were and stomp out that hag that belongs in jail… Go Donald!
Larry Coleman says
You have done such a great job and I know you will continue to do so to make America great and safe again. Put the American citizen first in your mission. Listen to them and hear their voices. Pray to GOD and let the people know you are not only proud to be an American but proud in your faith as a Christian. Let the people know this, they are eager to hear your intentions. We are all praying for you and asking GOD to bless you and this country again. I know you believe in yourself and if you believe in GOD and ask for his help, we will win this election and we will make American great again. God Bless the Unities States of America.
Don. Hagerich says
How could a Father with such a beautiful Family of smart loving Children be anything but a great President of this Nation. My gut and Christian Faith tells me he will make this Nation Great Again ! Please cast your vote for Donald J. Trump.
You’re right about that. What a great family . Donald Trump has the love and support of his family, and that says Everything about him. Go Trump Go!!!!!!!!
Christopher S. O'Rourke says
Donald J. Trump has my vote in November. TRUMP-PENCE ALL THE WAY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Time to clean out & fumigate Washington, DC. Send Hitlery Killery ROTTON Ayatollah Khoemeni Clinton, Former Figurehead Bill Clinton, their brat daughter Chelsea & their brat son in law to Devils Island where they belong, also send the AG & her husband, the FBI director & his wife there to Devils Island where they also belong.
Eileen,you are a joke!!!!!. The Republican convention has not been run badly and I don’t agree with the behavior of Ted Cruz and there is no way i would vote for him. Trump is what this country needs and wants. Cruz, Bush and all the others who have not endorsed Trump are “little boys” and do not deserve any attention.
Thought your were talking about Obama! LOL. !!
Michael Pfeiffer says
Mr Trump show America the true Donald J Trump and illustrate your business and leadership skills by clearly highlighting how you and your team will make America Great Again. Recognize some rough times during the primary but be yourself and give a strong game plan as how you and Pence will win the white house. It is Trump Time so good luck and make it happen.
rosemarie palumbo says
Cruz demonstrated what a small person he is. If he’s thinking of running for president in the future he just blew it. He speaks of what a good Christian he is, but he sure didn’t show that side of him, if there is such a side. Trump beat him because he is better than mariehe. Trump doesn’t have such great children by accident. He worked at it and it paid off. Now I would like to see him do the same for this country. I cannot conceive of ANYONE voting for hillary. She is a fraud and it has been proven innumerable times how amoral she is. The thought of her becoming president truly frightens me.
The Texan says
Now is the time to push the issues and demonstrate how your ideas and proposals differ from those of Hillary
Becki Guillory says
I hope you or your staff Mr.Trump, read you comment blogs. Last night was incredible! Mike Pence was a great choice. Bringing God to the forefront is detrimental for our Country. And he stands on principles not on his laurels. I hope you maintain you demeanor. I’m am never offended. Because you call a club a club. We need to hear your plans on the topics that are dear to people. And drive that law breaking, devious Clinton into the ground. Good luck Donald. We are behind you all the way to the Whitehouse! May God be with you tonight, and get ready to say “You’re FIRED!”
rodney burke says
“You’re fired” Oh man! that is music to my ears!
Bringing God to the forefront is detrimental for our Country.
i hope you really meant “beneficial,” instead…
I am for Trump! To not vote for him is a vote for Hillary~~~~~~
I sincerely hope Trump is the next President!
Having said that, yes , he could lose. The ” majority” of the following will vote for Hillary: There will be exceptions to the following that may vote for Trump, but the majority of the following groups will support Hillary.
1. The uninformed and the under informed.
2. Democrats that do not care Hillary is not trustworthy
5. Those on the “entitlement programs”. Many of those do not want the jobs that Trump would bring, but rather, they love the “free ride”.
6. Those that feel “Socialism” is the answer
7. teacher unions because they reject the concept that parents have a right to a choice as to where their children get an education
8. Republicans that are acting like petulant children. They did not win so they will ” take their ball and go home”.
9. The Jewish population .
10. Single women who believe Hillary is in support of them, although Hillary has taken millions of dollars in support from countries that treat women as second and third class people, if not worse.
There are more ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
It will be a difficult task for Trump to overcome the above negative factors in the presidential election.
I only hope and vote that he will!
Karen Mehta says
did you know that Hillary’s daughter, Chelsea, was given a salary of $900,000 after she graduated college. Mommy had something to do with that. Who earns that? I should have told my husband not to go to medical school for 13 years ! So much for what Hillary preaches to people who believe everything she says, without question. Hillary always talks about “white entitlement” Look at herself, her husband, and her daughter. I am a white woman, retired teacher who worked for very little money after earning and going into debt for multiple, mandatory degrees, loving my job and my “kids”. My own children took many loans for college and were told not to even apply for scholarships as they were “not qualified.” They were white, Don’t get me wrong. I am all for Helping people move ahead, hence my occupation. But I do believe assisting people who try very hard and earn good grades, make their mark on the job, etc, with something to, I am not for entitlement for anyone.
Craig Apelbaum says
To THE DON. Show the voters what THE NEW YORK CITY ATTITUDE is.
Balu Bhayani says
The well known phrase ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ should be renamed.
How about ‘Woman of Mass Destruction’.
It will be such a relief for True Americans to finally have a change of excellence!! We need a genuine President and Vice President in Washington,( along with other positions that need to change!!)
Looking forward to real solutions for the problems we expected this administration to address. God help us to prevail over the mess
Diane Robins says
There are many, many years of undisputed facts that Hillary Clinton is a lying, unethical, deceitful criminal.
Cannot imagine a worse example for women and young girls of the first woman President (who only wears pants) AND there could not be a worse example of the first First Gentleman than an impeached former president and known sexual predator accused of rape among other things.
What kind of person would find either of them in any way acceptable as the first woman president and the first first gentleman?
Christopher S. O'Rourke says
Don’t forget the former Figurehead is a draft dodger, Sleazeball who invented to government shut down on purpose, has weakened our national defense, had military base closures in the states of CA,OR,WA,AK,CO,TX,IL,IN,NJ,MA,RI,PA,NY & FL causing & forcing many
DOD peon workers & their families to relocate where they didn’t want to live at all and that NAFTA which sent jobs out of the country elsewhere. The Clinton’s are why I quit being a Democrat and I will never, ever vote for a Demoncrat when it’s election time. The Clinton’s have stabbed labor unions right in the back. My vote is for Donald J. Trump & Michael Pence in November. TRUMP-PENCE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Karen Mehta says
you are right. Character is definitely lacking there, on both counts. And you can’t change character.
Sandra Waters says
Our wonderful country has sunken this low because of Obuma’s two terrible presidential terms, AND
Career Politicians. Career Politician’s who owe their souls to entities/people who have put them where they are.
TRUMP is his own person, owes no Politician/or entity and can hopefully save our country from its self.
Obama’s two terrible years are ‘ cause the Repiblican Congress blocked everything attempted . . . Except Ted Cruz filibuster !!!!
Get it right.
Donald J. Trump, show to the world the Class Act you are in tonight’s speech. Cruz made his negative point last night and today by his “poor loser” stance. The main objective is to unite the Republican Party and NEVER let Hillary have a chance to win this election. It’s your role to reach out . Please do not add fuel to the flame. You and your family have been so refreshing, United, and a beacon to your coined phrase…MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
THE NEW YORK CITY ATTITUDE nooo how about THE NEW YORK CITY PRIDE and PERSEVERANCE is.
Roger Alan Dennis says
I am praying that God will give instructions to the Holy Spirit ,to move into Donald Trump’s being and come through his voice in such a manner that all those who are at the convention and all those that are watching tonight will understand that Our God of this world has chosen this man even with all of his faults and failings is and has been mantled by God Himself to champion true justice and use Donald Trump to defeat all opposition even against all odds , and to raise up this chosen vessel of lowly human flesh , and lead God’s people to all of the promised victories that God has in store for America and that Donald J Trumps words will carry such power through out America that it will vibrate at such a pitch so as to pierce the hearts of all mankind to either stand up for America and be convicted or converted and if no love of America then be condemned to suffer and leave our shores to never return again. I know in my heart that if we the people of America are not all in then we are not in at all. I want to help America find her way back to God the true and only real Blessor of our nation. Mr President God has called you to bring America back to Him , Sir we all know even the enemies of God know that you are chosen by God directed by the Holy Spirit and that the Son of God Christ Jesus is continually making intercession for your failings in order to insure your successes. Today is your day and when the hour is upon you just let the Holy Spirit speak through you to the people of the world.
Trump needs to continue to focus on uniting the party. I think he finally has won the support of most Republicans, except Ted Cruz, of course,
and the Bushes
and John McCain
and Mitt Romney
and John Kasich
and Paul Ryan
and Mitch McConnell
and Sen. Shelby
and Rand Paul
and Sen. Flake
and Gov. Haley
and Sen. Graham
and the Koch Brothers
and all other major GOP contributors
and the Colorado delegates
and the Texas delegates
(though he doesn’t really need those states – Lincoln won without them)
The party unification is almost complete. The others are just waiting to hear Donnie’s latest lies.
Southern By Choice says
None of which are any great loss! As far as I can tell, they are all a bunch of spoiled children, upset because they or their person did not win, and are only acting like “politicians”. Guess the pledge only meant, “I will support the nominee only if it is ME. ” Obviously Ryan and Romney are very jealous that Trump has garnered the support that they were unable to amass. Which really tells you one thing – they care nothing about the party, or the country since Hellery will be the only other choice. And what about the supposed “pledge” that Graham and Paul signed. Again it is typical of politicians to say or do anything, unless things don’t go their way- then they can justify whatever they say and do. They are all a bunch of liars and typical politicians. And I am so sick of all of them.. Wish from the city halls, to the state houses to Washington the people would turn them out enmasse.
We can do that; we can turn them out. It’s easy. People just have to decide they are tired of voting for the Democrats and the Republicans. It is time to vote for a third party and get away from the flawed system we have now.
Southern By Choice says
No – third parties are the bonus the dumbocrats rely on, because they know their voters are loyal (for whatever reason – like all the freebies) and any third party will only take away from the only other party – Republicans – who have a chance of defeating them. when I said “turn them out” I meant to replace them with new blood of the same party. I know after term or two, they will probably all turn into lying snakes looking to line their own pockets – so as soon as their term is up, vote them out again. Maybe sooner or later, these career politicians, and the ones who hopefully can replace them, will get the message – it isn’t a lifetime job – unless you represent We The People. The third parties may have some good people, but have neither the financial backing or ability to get their message out. These are just the facts. As flawed as the system is, it is what we are stuck with barring a constitutional convention. Third parties – like Sanders, are only successful if they first run as a member of one of the two major parties, then change while they are still in office. Most voters are so uneducated, they never even know the difference – just the name
The two major parties have both given us presidential candidates who are liberal one-percenters, who care only about themselves, and have reached the point where they will lie to us even when the truth is better for them. Trump has probably never read the Constitution and Clinton doesn’t seem to care about it. You can keep saying that we are stuck with a flawed two-party system (which is only because of the money invested to maintain the status quo; the Constitution has nothing to do with that system), but that leaves you as part of the problem that needs to be corrected. Even if we won’t turn from the national candidates being crammed down our throats, perhaps we can support more local level third party candidates to at least start some meaningful change.
Mike Crews says
You are so right about the third party that has already cost us before. I don’t know why law5960 can’t grasp this it is really pretty simple. The democrats are hoping for an independent party. When is the last time you saw a democrat run for an Independent Party, Never, because they know it doesn’t work.
I will never vote for any of the people that fail to support Trump. Rubio honored his pledge and proves he
is a man of his word.
Myrtle Walsworth says
heyyyyy, that old MARCO RUBIO ia the lying crooked low-down and thief TED CRUZ ,Neither of them,nor KASICH have ever dropped out….so RUBIO & the SORRY TED CEUZ along with John Kasich are gonna push NUTTY CRUZ to win over DONALD J. TRUMP… In his speech last night he said everoye be sure and vote..& be sure and look the BALLOT from top to bottom before voting & he did not ENDORSE TRUMP ,HIS ONLY PURPOSE FOR BEING THERE was to take all the time he wanted…and had I think the whole state of TEXAS there……he’s NOTHING IN MY BOOKS , but sloppy GARBAGE…..and treated TRUMP, terrible all thru the election. hE HAS ALL THOSE delegates and votes AND GONNA KEEP THEM AND TRY TO BEAT TRUMP….. i THINK HE’S ALSO TRYING TO HELP CROOKED HILLARY & OBAMA.
DONALD TRUMP IS THE ONLY PRESIDENT MATERIAL IN THE ELECTION….all the others,don’t even know what president material exist of.
Jeane Green says
Actually the Koch brothers have spoken about Trump kindly.
The ‘establishment fixtures” such as Bushes, and the 2x failure Romney have no longer any respect about most voters.
Why are you even reading these comments in the first place ? It’s only obvious your for the demoncrats ? So, keep your mouth shut and your comments to yourself and go crawl back under that rock where you came from !!!
Betty Lowery says
What will they do on voting day?…..change parties, or just stay at home……and they’re united and interested in “our” country….nothing but a bunch of spoiled politicians. I’m sure President Trump will be happy to face them again in 2020 when he’s running for his second term….continue to hold him up in your daily prayers….God will make the final choice.
I do believe Paul endorsed Trump but the others – they are truly establishment and are needing to removed from office. They know it will happen, that is why they have fought so hard against having Trump as the nominee
Tim Bryant says
Mr. Trump the American people are strong people they are a proud people and for the last eight years we have had a president that has been nothing but a big embarrassment to this great nation and everyone in it it’s time for him and all his idiots to leave Washington I have faith and trusting you to bring this great nation back to where it was to make it great the same nation that all our brave men and women died to create I stand with you
HIS MISSION TONIGHT IS TO TELL US WHAT HE PLANS TO BE/DO AS PRESIDENT. HIS MISSION TONIGHT IS NOT TO BASH HILLROD. I WOULD ADVISE HIM TO NOT EVEN MENTION HER NAME. I REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS POLITICALLY INCORRECT TO MENTION YOUR OPPONENTS NAME.
Gary Parks says
Whatever gave you the idea that Mr. Trump was politically correct. He will say what’s on his mind and I admire anyone who can stand before America and do that without flinching. Go Donald. Say what you feel and feel what you say!!
The Trump organization needs to be very vigilant as we approach November 8. I remember the stories during the last two national elections about different areas of the country where voting machines magically tallied all votes for democrats, no matter what the voter entered. This is just one example of the cheating which the liberals are famous for and are rarely challenged when exposed. I also remember the videos taken in Las Vegas of the buses which the unions used to transport voters to the polls. The images of large men standing with arms crossed, waiting for voters to exit the polling place and return to the buses. And Harry Reid won again! Amazing…. They will pull out all stops to mass register illegal aliens, especially in those states where registration can be accomplished at the polls just before voting. How is it possible for some towns/cities to have more votes cast than the total of their registered voters? These stories are always ignored by the mainstream media, but we see them on FNC. I hope Trump’s people and the Republican party will have this under surveillance, especially in liberal areas of our country.
Dr Chaim Larsen says
This is a lot of BS….I was here duringthe second world war and heard speeches just like this coming from Germany. Will you people PLEASE open your eyes, PLEASE realize what DEMOCRACY means. This is FASCIST talk..
I beg to differ. Ted Cruz flipped a serious coin of chance for having any political future. If Donald Trump turns out to not be a benefit to the nation as he portrays Ted will look good if Trump does well and brings about anything like he is talking yes, Ted is washed up. With Trump however, his mouth is going to have to tame down somewhat (especially toward the different population groups in the U.S.) and stay focused on the issues and Hillary. That should keep him busy. I don’t blame Ted for a minute as to why he did not endorse Trump. Ted said today that he had told Donald that he was not going to endorse him and Donald let him on the stage anyways. Ted’s speech was a unifying speech if one can look past the fact that he did not outright endorse Mr. Trump. The personal attacks of his family null and voided the pledge to endorse, and I don’t blame him for minute. Trump needs to see that he does not always get his way when he speaks the foolishness he spouts occasionally. I’d never vote for Hillary, but it’s been hard for me to like Donald Trump, but I will look past his nasty personality and vote for what I hope is the good of the country. I have my reserves, however, because of all the liberal promoting Donald Trump has done in the past and I have never heard of him having an “AHA” moment that would enlighten him to seeing things from a more conservative approach.
Justin W says
Hopefully this will be the best speech he has ever made. We have heard enough during this week regarding Hillary Clinton’s many failings. Hopefully Donald Trump will present a clear vision of how he will make America great again and end the partisanship and divisiveness of the past eight years.
Tonight is the Donald’s big chance to show us why we should elect President Trump. Tonight’s speech will hopefully be a defining moment in American history.
Is a big responsibility you will have in your shoulders, to save the USA and America from a bigger disaster , total destruction.
The infiltration of Muslims terrorists is so great that requires the whole country and every citizen to be in alert and report the most minimal thing that looks add. As I believe that help to terrorists and for terrorists actions is provided by people who work and live in this very country by people pretending to love America.
The liberal media is so corrupt and in the pocket of barack obama. CNN twists everything positive into a negative every chance they get. Within the networks and this administration, there are ties through marriage, so many favors have been done re what’s being covered and not covered. Be careful what you believe because, while ‘the news’ was supposed to be where ‘we the people’ get our honest facts, that is no longer the case. All of this said, while Mr. Trump’s tone has been disruptive, he’s a man of integrity, honor, and most of all, LOVE OF AMERICA. This last component has been missing for 8 years. If it continues, we will become a nation of Sharia, and a 3rd world nation. Get informed, folks. REALLY DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Hillary is at least 4 more years of the same – bad economy, terrorism on our land, increased crime, no middle class. We are at the precipice of destruction. Vote for Mr. Trump even if it’s just because HE LOVES AMERICA and will work for YOU!
GOD BLESS MR. TRUMP. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
Oh, I forgot to said I’m a foreigner American who loves this country over all other countries.
My english is imperfect but my loyalty to America is true. I love America and thank her for all it has given me and my family.
Senator Cruz is a snake!.
He did not keep his word to sponsor the Republican elect to represent us all in the Presidential elections.
We can not trust someone that does not keep his word.
John Taylor says
Will that Chameleon Cruz appear like a factory worker in Cincinnati just like the cowboy outfit in Iowa.
Mike E says
I have friends and family in Texas, I haven’t spoken to all of them but it seems Cruz WAS a Texas son BUT is now lower than horse manure. His political career is over in Texas and with the Republican party after last night. Texans were almost ready to forgive him on the way he lied and cheated in his campaign bid but last night he closed his own coffin to remain in politics as a Republican and/or in Texas. Maybe he will be a good Democrat in another state, it is his only option after last night. I look for him to be standing with Hillery before November so he falls even further when she loses.
It is very clear to informed Americans that trust is a very big deal and the only trust we can give Clinton is that nothing she says is true and our countries top secrets will be a best seller in the book she will write for all to read and for her to make money on. A second book will follow on how our CIA agents were caught and tortured and how our military was ordered to surrender to camel riders. With Trump we can expect the truth whether it is good or bad, we can expect hordes of Washington cronies to run for the hills when what they are doing is exposed. We can expect our “friends” to get mad at our country for not paying for their government spending anymore making them buy a VW instead of a BMW to travel around town in. By making them more responsible for defending their own borders before collecting our servicemen’s pay checks while being stationed there to protect them when they say something stupid to rile another country.
We can expect our Doctors to have more time to see and treat American patients because the ER is not full of illegal women ready to deliver an American born child to get free benefits from our tax money that could be paying down the national debt.
We can expect that more Americans will sleep soundly thru the night even if they realize that they forgot to lock all the doors and windows because they know that the crime rate is near zero due to the fact that most people need their sleep to do their job during the day.
Our children will have more time with their teachers because the teacher isn’t dividing their time teaching in English and other languages.
We need Mr. Trump to get our trade agreements ironed out so we have the jobs here, we have the money for good roads, and we as Americans can hold our heads high to invite educated legal immigrants to join our work force to build up America for our children.
We need Mr. Trump to back our military, not say “What difference does it make” when they need support and to take care of them when they come home needing medical care.
Anyone voting to put Hillery Clinton in the White House is voting to end the America we all want, what our founders wanted for us and American pride being restored to each of us. Send Hillery packing and Cruz can be her companion. Vote Trump!!!
M J says
Don’t let Cruz off the hook that easy. Politics ain’t pretty but he knew that going in. If .. in fact … something was said about his wife and/or father that offended Cruz and if he’s the Christian person he claims to be, then he’d understand that things are said and done in the heat of battle that can be offensive to him as well as others. Holding on to this vindictiveness instead of applying Christian forgiveness and honoring the pledge he signed, (along with all the rest of the nominees), he chose not to support the party’s nominee. He had a private meeting with Trump prior to the Convention where all this should have been aired out privately and any apology made or accepted. If that really was the case, his divisiveness should not have been projected into the public forum of the Convention where UNITY is the focus of this Convention. A man’s word should be his bond because it illustrates his character but, in this case, forgiveness didn’t come into play but character certainly did. So instead, we’re left with a man filled with vindictiveness and hate that defines who he really is. Trump didn’t have to give Cruz time on the podium — but he did … hoping that it would be a unifying factor within the party and knowing full well that Cruz could not find it within himself to think more about the greater good and unifying the party and moving on as opposed to his bruised ego. The difference between the two men speaks volumes and why I’m so glad that my support is … and always has been .. behind Donald Trump.
I am sicken by Cruiz’s speech. He really made a but out of himself last night. If we don’t get Trump in for president this country is doomed. He is our only hope. I feel strongly that God has put it in his mind and heart to be president. God knows this country needs a blessing and Trump is it. Hi is successful with his family, his business and he will be s success as president of our country. God Bless The USA and God Bless Donald J. Trump and his family.
Karen Mehta says
People have no imagination, Mr. Trump. You need to spell out what you will do and how you will do it loud and clear. Leave no room for doubt. Be concrete, factual, sincere and leave no room for error. People want to know without wondering what exactly you would do. You are an honest and committed man. We cannot afford to have a democrat in the White House. I don’t see how anyone doesn’t get that. It would ultimately mean a disaster and destruction of our country and the people in it. Please do all you can to win, Mr. Trump, and try to enlighten the non-believers with a clear, direct, simple to understand engaging statement of how you plan to help them, and the people of the United States of America. As youkow, many people encompass their own self-interest groups which we can’t change, so you must address them. Maybe one day we will all be enlightened enough to understand that it is not all about “me”, but of all the people. That thinking is what will make us great, and unified. Thank you for your efforts and dedication to the people of the U.S.A.
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I hope he stay true to himself, above all else. It has gotten him this far. Most people in the US today crave honesty, even when it sounds a little ‘rough around the edges’. We have been lied to enough ! He can save diplomacy for foreign affairs. But, as a native NYer, give me old fashioned honesty !
wanda pickett says
i had 20 people from fort bragg in a meeting last night we where talking and all of course was for trump and heard alot of great thing some said i felt proud and as we said we pray that god with you every stepyou take make ameria great and people great ones dont help you they should neal and pray we need all work togeher thank god for our country now ones not helping pray love my country and god
Betsy B says
It is funny all of a sudden after Loretta Lnch talks to Old Man Clinton, Crooked Hillary gets free of all charges.
We are on to all of you and the State Attorney should fire good ol Loretta. She is as oorrupt as Killiary
Loretta Lynch is a Federal employee appointed by D’OweBama. Only he can fire her, unless she’s caught committing a major crime for which she can be prosecuted in a Federal court.
No State has any jurisdiction over her whatsoever, unless she commits a State crime, e.g. drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident, voting fraud, etc.
Mike E says
Mr. Trump HAS said what he will do to build us back up if anyone cared to listen. He intends to surround himself with the top minds in each field to layout a working plan, not a talking about plan to get things done in finance, law & order, security and trade.