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Trump’s speech — a dark vision of global and national decay

Roger Caldwell

Roger Caldwell

Trump’s speech — a dark vision of global and national decay

By Roger Caldwell

The Republicans have finished fabricating lies at their three-ring circus, where Donald Trump was the ringmaster. Trump is a master showman, and he knows how to strike fear in the hearts of his Party. White America is angry, and it is time for them to take their country back, with Trump as the commander.

The majority of delegates at the most mismanaged Republican National Convention (RNC) in recent history believe that America is the home of white people, and they just don’t understand how people of color are starting to run and manage the country.

There was very little diversity at the 2016 RNC which is not a true reflection of the demographical breakdown of the voter population in America. When Trump says he is the voice for America, he is essentially saying he is the voice for white supremacy.

It is a fact that many members in the Trump family had not even registered as Republicans at the time of the convention. Maybe at the RNC, it does not matter what one says or does, because the Party has been hijacked by the Trump family.

As Trump stepped up to give his one hour and 14 minute speech, many knew he was there to paint a picture of doom and gloom in America and around the world. His speech was an overheated exaggeration of the demise of America, and he placed problems in the world as a result of electing President Barack Obama. Even though Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State three years ago, Trump is also blaming her for many problems in the world today.

Many Republicans will say that Trump hit a home run with his shouting for over an hour, but basically he appealed to his white base, and gave his standard stump speech. He is going to build a wall; the Mexican government will pay for it, he will destroy ISIS, and restore law and order in America.

Many Americans who were able to listen to the entire message felt that he gave no new policies or initiatives to move America forward into the 21st century.

Trump and the Republican Party can only see pessimism and negativity. His speech was created to divide America into them against us.

From this perspective, all police are under attack in every major city in the country, and there is a need for law and order. Borrowing from a playbook of President Nixon, Trump has anointed himself the law and order candidate, even though statistics indicate that crime and violence historically is declining.

Trump says the number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50 percent compared to this point last year. This statement is not in accordance with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund which tracks fatalities daily. The group found that the number of police officers killed in the line of duty as of July 2016 is up just slightly this year at 67, compared to 62 during the same time period last year.

Throughout Trump’s speech, he continued exaggerating many facts such as saying, “After four years of Hillary Clinton what do we have? ISIS has spread across the region and the entire world.  Libya is in ruins, and our ambassador and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction, terrorism, and weakness.”

Clinton had no role in military decisions made during the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi. It is also a fabrication to blame her for widespread instability and violence across the Middle East today.

The fireworks have started because Trump is now the leader of the Republican Party, and no one in the Party can predict what he will do or say next. When the 2016 RNC started with Mrs. Trump plagiarizing a speech given by First Lady Michelle Obama during the 2008 Democratic Convention, the lies and exaggerations never stopped for the duration of the convention.

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