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Trump skews dark in 2016 acceptance speech

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>> I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.>> In a historic moment, Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for president in a lengthy speech heavy on law and order. I'm Ginger Gibson and I'm here at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, joined by Jim Oliphant and Emily Stevenson.
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Donald Trump painted a picture of America that was heavy on fear, telling those here in the Convention Hall that America is in crisis and that he, Donald Trump, is the only one to come to the rescue.>> Trump's strategy right now is to gin up people's fears and take advantage of that.
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There's been a lot of comparisons here at this convention to 1968 and the unrest that was going on then, and Trump has completely tapped into that. He is putting all his chips on the table, basically playing the fear card.>> Themes of this week were supposed to be uniting the party by Donald Trump.
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We saw lots of division and infighting. It was supposed to be about humanizing Donald Trump and letting you know what he's like as a father and a boss and things like that. Those messages really got overshadowed by the fighting and Ted Cruz refusing to endorse him and then there were themes each day that the choreography of the convention stepped on.
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Like the day that was supposed to be focused on the economy, there was very little mention of the economy, it was mostly focused on Hillary Clinton.>> Let's give him two spots where he deviated from that doom and gloom.>> The crowd was chanting Lock her up!, referring to Hillary Clinton, wanting to see her thrown in prison.
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He put his hands up and motioned for the crowd to stop. They got quieter, and he said, no, let's defeat her in November. That may push back at some of the anti-Hillary criticism that was gonna come out of this event. Then he made a point, a very clear point to mention LGBTQ people, when referring to the victims in Orlando.
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The crowd kind of cheered and then he said, look, I want to thank you guys, as a Republican, for actually cheering. And that was a moment where we saw him going outside the box of the Republican Party.>> I still think Trump is at his strongest when he's talking about the economy.
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He had a very good line that he's used before that we don't make things anymore, we don't build things anymore. We've got to bring that back to America. That is something that actually does resonate with a lot of people on a gut level.>> Now the attention shifts to Philadelphia and the big question becomes can he hold on the support, can he break through Clinton, what will be a very scripted and choreographed event next week
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>> I'll just say it now, I don't see a bump happening for a couple reasons. One, the speech wasn't inclusive, didn't reach out to new voters. Second, he's such a known commodity. The convention usually is a way for a candidate to introduce himself to the American public. We all know about Donald Trump.
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We all know his message and I think a lot of people have made up their mind on him, one way or the other.>> I think Donald Trump has defied odds, so I wouldn't venture enough to say at this point one way or another.
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