Republican National Convention — Day Four
Tonight is Trump's big coronation at the Q — the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland — and he's killing it. He's sticking to the teleprompter and reading lines that will resonate with Americans who are feeling fearful about foreign and domestic threats.
The first part of the speech focused heavily on national security issues, attempting to tie Hillary to everything from terrorist attacks to police shooting. The crowd is eating up lines like this one: "This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction and weakness."
Not surprisingly, he's attacking Hillary in nearly every other sentence.
"That is why Hillary Clinton’s message is that things will never change — never ever —" Trump quipped, poking fun at the rickrolling Easter egg in Melania's speech Monday night. "My message is that things have to change – and they have to change right now," he added. This is Trump the media star at his best. His timing is impeccable.
There is also a heavy thread of paternalism woven throughout the speech.
"I AM YOUR VOICE!" Trump thundered to the enthusiastic crowd. The underlying message is that Trump will fix everything that is broken. He will take care of us.