>> Donald Trump had to somehow close out a Republican Convention marred from the start by allegations of plagiarism by his wife, Melania, and unsettled after divisive speech by his former rival, Ted Cruz. Faced with the task of uniting his party and restoring focus on his candidacy, Trump on Thursday night focused on the basest of emotions to connect with his crowd, fear.
>> The attacks on our police and the terrorism of our cities threaten our very way of life.>> He painted a picture of an America under siege from crime, terrorism, and illegal immigration, in need of a strong leader to save it.>> Beginning on January 20, of 2017, safety will be restored.
>> The nearly 75 minute acceptance speech was a polished affair, compared with his announcement a year ago that he was running for president. Gone were the descriptions of Mexican immigrants as rapists and calls for a blanket ban on Muslims entering the US. In their place, a teleprompter and a tweak instead of a ban on Muslims, Trump now saying he would-
>> Suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism.>> But his prior statements and divisive primary campaign still leaving many Republicans deeply dissatisfied with their options in the general election. The convention, which many in the GOP desperately hoped would be a vehicle to rally the party behind the nominee, ended on the very question its organizers had hoped it would answer.
Can the party unite behind Donald Trump?