Trump rains on Hillary’s historic acceptance speech
Clinton started the confrontation Thursday night by accusing Trump of using scare tactics.
“The choice is clear,” Clinton declared during her acceptance speech to close the DNC before turning her focus onto Trump, according to Fox News. “[Trump is taking Republicans] from ‘Morning in America’ to ‘Midnight in America.’”
Back and forth …
Quick to respond to Clinton’s accusation that he is creating a false sense of fear within his party, Trump attempted to turn the tables on his rival for the White House.
“[Democrats are creating] a fantasy world [at the DNC and spreading a misleading message that] everything is wonderful,” Trump declared during the convention in Philadelphia.
He took advantage of his massive social media following to warn Americans about the consequences of another Clinton presidency.
“Hillary’s vision is a borderless world where working people have no power, no jobs, no safety,” Trump posted on Twitter Thursday night.
Before accepting the Democratic presidential nomination with a self-proclaimed “humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise,” Clinton took aim on Trump.
“He wants us to fear the future and fear each other,” Clinton told the DNC audience during her acceptance speech Thursday night. “He loses his cool at the slightest provocation.”
She then countered Trump’s previous claims that she refuses to address America’s Islamic terrorist enemies — especially ISIS — who she refrains from naming.
“Imagine, if you dare, imagine … him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis.” Clinton said in an attempt to rouse the audience against her competitor. “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
Rapid fire from afar
Wasting little time to quench any fire Clinton stoked with progressives Thursday night, Trump sent out a barrage of six tweets in just over 10 minutes soon after Clinton accepted her party’s nomination to run for a return residency at the White House.
“No one has worse judgement than Hillary Clinton — corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes,” Trump declared in his first Twitter attack, Newsmax.com reports.
Getting more specific, Trump then criticized his nemesis early Friday morning for her part in igniting “wars in the Middle East” when she served as secretary of state under President Barack Obama’s first term.
“Hillary’s wars in the Middle East have unleashed destruction, terrorism and ISIS across the world,” Trump tweeted.
The shrewd businessman then questioned Clinton’s ability to lead America’s economy by bringing up her insider dealings with Wall Street’s top players.
“Hillary will never reform Wall Street,” Trump proclaimed on Twitter. “She is owned by Wall Street!”
Turning to national security, the 70-year-old conservative warned America that Clinton will not even mention the words “radical Islam” when trying to address the global terrorist threat of jihad.
“Our way of life is under threat by Radical Islam and Hillary Clinton cannot even bring herself to say the words,” Trump expressed in one tweet before continuing his arsenal in another. “Hillary’s refusal to mention Radical Islam, as she pushes a 550% increase in refugees, is more proof that she is unfit to lead the country.”
Allegiance to all?
Trying to usher in the votes from every sector of society before hitting the campaign trail against Trump, Clinton promised all parties that she is their woman.
“I will be a president for Democrats, Republicans, independents, for the struggling, the striving, the successful … for all Americans together,” Clinton vowed.
However, by lauding Obama’s accomplishments in the White House and saying that she would forward Obama’s legacy, Clinton gave Republicans more ammunition for their contention that she would carry out four more years of the Democrat’s status quo that has bulldozed GOP ideals over the past eight years.
Expressing this sentiment and concern, GOP leader Reince Priebus had some words of warning after Clinton’s acceptance speech.
“Hillary Clinton is the ultimate Washington insider at a time when Americans are eager to break with eight years of a Democrat status quo,” Preibus alerted America in a post-address statement. “[A]nd there’s no doubt her longtime pattern of shady conduct and double standards will continue if she is elected president.”
Despite Clinton’s claim to champion the ideals of all Americans, her address embraced a political agenda that reportedly moved further to the Left — that more closely resembled the platform of her former Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) — especially in the areas of immigration, taxes, education, health care and minimum wage.
“[I will] make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all,” she promised … if elected in November.
She also repeated the socialist mantra often recited by Sanders during his failed campaign.
“There’s too much inequality, too little social mobility, too much paralysis in Washington,” Clinton stated, before claiming that the United States is the home of the most dynamic, diverse people on the planet, and that America currently possesses the most tolerant and generous younger generation in history, WND reports.
Clinton also made it a point to insist that the U.S. has the most innovative entrepreneurs, the most enduring values and the most powerful military, while promising to build up America in these areas over the next four years.
“[I will fight for] an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one,” the former first lady assured. “We’ll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who already are contributing to our economy. We will not ban a religion. We will work with all Americans and our allies to fight and defeat terrorism.”
Red vs. blue
The former secretary of state then attempted to defend her party from Trump’s accusations that the U.S. Military has been weakened over the past eight years under an Obama administration.
“Don’t let anyone tell you our country is weak — we’re not,” Clinton asserted, noting that Trump failed to take into account America’s troops, police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, teachers, etc. “Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes — we do. Don’t believe anyone who says ‘I alone can fix it.’ Those were Donald Trump’s words in Cleveland.”
Keeping abreast of Clinton’s attacks, Trump quickly addressed her accusations, calling the Democrats’ claims that “everything is wonderful” are nothing but “lies,” at a Davenport, Iowa, rally.
“At Hillary Clinton’s convention this week, Democrats have been speaking about a world that doesn’t exist,” the GOP nominee expressed in a statement Thursday, according to WND. “A world where America has full employment, where there’s no such thing as radical Islamic terrorism, where the border is totally secured, and where thousands of innocent Americans have not suffered from rising crime in cities like Baltimore and Chicago.”
But Clinton insisted that her diplomatic strategy against America’s enemies works.
“[We have] enemies that must be defeated [around the world],” she pointed out as she prepared to conclude her acceptance speech. “We are stronger when we work with our allies around the world.”
Trump didn’t buy in, however, and insisted that other Americans shouldn’t either.
“I believe the American people have had enough,” Trump continued in his written statement delivered on the DNC’s last day. “I am more fed up than ever with Crooked Hillary and her corrupt friends in DC.”
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