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Donald Trump’s Acceptance Speech Paints Apocalyptic Vision From a B-Movie

21 July 2016 10:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A critique frequently lobbed at Hollywood tentpole films is that their last acts are usually punishingly long. Leave it to Donald Trump to make an entire speech an endless, tedious final battle, complete with every possible apocalyptic reference short of the Illuminati. In his acceptance speech at the closing night of the Republican National Convention, Trump dispensed almost completely with anything that wasn’t bombastic.

His daughter Ivanka, who introduced him, had tried to soften her father’s image with references to daycare and lunch-bucket workers. Whether or not anything Ivanka said was true (and there was a lot in both speeches that was not backed up by credible evidence), her attempts to take the edges off his fear-mongering worldview evaporated very quickly.

Once her father took the stage, it was all strongman code. “America first,” he said, to loud cheers. “Build the wall” was a chant heard over and over again. All »

- Maureen Ryan

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Donald Trump Stamps Himself 'Law and Order Candidate' in Rnc Speech — Read 12 Memorable Quotes, Grade It!

21 July 2016 8:39 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“I know words. I have the best words,” Donald J. Trump so famously said on the campaign trail late last year.

On Thursday, the businessman-turned-reality-star-turned-presidential-candidate put his nouns and verbs and adjectives to the test on the closing night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

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In a speech that pushed Law and Order harder than NBC’s promo department in the mid-2000s, Trump also tried to impress upon voters the idea of his honesty in relation to his rival Hillary Clinton (without once resorting to his »

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Donald Trump Accepts Gop Nomination in Fiery Speech: 'I Am the Law and Order Candidate'

21 July 2016 7:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In a pivotal moment in an unprecedented campaign, Donald Trump took the stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday to accept his party's nomination for president. The businessman and reality television star, 70, addressed the audience in Cleveland after an introduction by daughter Ivanka Trump, delivering a fervent, 75-minute speech that repeated his campaign pledge to "make America great again." Specifically, the candidate promised a return to law and order ("I am the law and order candidate!") while also attacking general election opponent Hillary Clinton. "Our Convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police, »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Donald Trump Accepts Gop Nomination in Fiery Speech: 'I Am the Law and Order Candidate'

21 July 2016 7:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In a pivotal moment in an unprecedented campaign, Donald Trump took the stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday to accept his party's nomination for president. The businessman and reality television star, 70, addressed the audience in Cleveland after an introduction by daughter Ivanka Trump, delivering a fervent speech that repeated his campaign pledge to "make America great again." Specifically, the candidate promised a return to law and order ("I am the law and order candidate!") while also attacking general election opponent Hillary Clinton. "Our Convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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