Trump vows to ‘put America first’

Friday, Jul 22, 2016,11:11 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Cleveland | Donald Trump today vowed to put America first and restore law and order in a country rocked by shootings and attacks as he appealed to the Americans to elect him to the White House while formally accepting the Republican nomination as the presidential candidate.

The 70-year-old real estate tycoon called himself the law and order candidate as he vowed to defeat ISIS and reiterated his resolve to build the wall along the Mexico border, stressing that immigration from countries that have compromised on terrorism should be be immediately suspended. While accepting the nomination humbly and gratefully here, Trump promised to defeat ISIS and Islamic terrorism, but toned down his previous proposal of a complete ban on entry of Muslims in the country.

Trump said his plan will put America First. Americanism, not globalism, will be his credo. As long as we are led by politicians who will not put America First, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect that we deserve, he said amid thunderous applause.

In this race for the White House, I am the law and order candidate, he said as he accused US President Barack Obama of sowing disunity along racial lines. 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.

The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon, and I mean very soon, come to an end, he said. Beginning on January 20, of 2017, safety will be restored. Trump painted his rival from the Democratic camp Hillary Clinton as incompetent. This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction, terrorism and weakness, he said.

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