Donald Trump accepts nomination: Trump’s convention speech – as it happened
- Trump’s convention speech: what he said and what he meant
- Ivanka Trump praises father’s past treatment of women and minorities
- Woman who sued Trump over alleged sexual assault breaks her silence
The Republican national convention has concluded. Here’s what happened on the fourth and final day:
- Donald Trump accepted the presidential nomination in an approximately 75-minute speech in which he promised to “restore law and order to our country”. A speech transcript is here.
- Trump described “a moment of crisis for our nation” born of a series of threats, from “illegal immigration” to violent crime to violence directed at law enforcement to transnational terrorism.
- The details of Trump’s dire picture of a darkly violent America did not stand up to scrutiny, but the sense he communicated of a nation under siege seemed to resonate deeply with the packed crowd at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans arena, which repeatedly leapt to its feet, chanted and cheered.
- “I have a message for all of you,” Trump said. “The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored.”
- Trump was preceded at the lectern by his daughter Ivanka, who promised the country that her father would work tirelessly to make America great again. The highest spike in Google traffic on the night, in terms of percentage, was for the question: “How old is Ivanka Trump?”
- Ivanka Trump noted she was a millennial and said her father would fight for equal pay for women and paid family leave.
- Donald Trump invited Bernie Sanders to join his “movement” and predicted that “millions of Democrats” would end up voting for him.
- Litigious tech billionaire Peter Thiel, in his speech, told the crowd: “I’m proud to be gay,” and was applauded. A call to protect “the LGBTQ community” by Trump was also applauded, and he thanked the crowd for applauding.
- At the end, thousands of balloons and confetti dropped from the ceiling as the candidates and their families took the stage.
- Cleveland officials reported no RNC-related arrests on the day – but that may have been before Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin was pulled from the arena for protesting Trump’s speech.
- Read our full news coverage here.