Trump says we cannot afford to be politically correct anymore

Donald Trump has painted a dark picture of the future of the United States and declared himself the only person

Donald Trump has painted a dark picture of the future of the United States and declared himself the only person who can prevent it.

Trump was in Cleveland to accept the Republican nomination for the presidential campaign and on at least two occasions he claimed to the the “voice” for working Americans and promised to restore law and order when he enters the White House in November.

“Nobody knows the systems better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” he says. “My message is things have to change — and they have to change right now.”

Throughout the 1.25-hour address, Trump made attempts to calm the divisions that have revealed themselves across the US as well as within the Republican party, especially after Ted Cruz refused to endorse Trump’s candidacy.

“The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country,” Trump says.

Trump seized on claims people no longer felt safe in their neighbourhoods and he lashed out at political correctness and corporate spin.

“We’re going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities,” Trump says, claiming that nearly four in 10 African-American children were living in poverty, along with 2 million Latinos.

Trump also said any nation that has been compromised by terrorism would have their entries into the US suspended until proper vetting could be put in place, saying only a change in leadership will “fix the mess”.

“Remember: all of the people telling you that you can’t have the country you want, are the same people telling you that I wouldn’t be standing here tonight,” Trump concluded.

What do you think of Trump wanting to stamp out political correctness? Have you ever withheld your opinion because of what others might think or say in response?

  1. Pamela  

    Australia could do with a Trump equivalent!

    • Jill Edmonds  

      Have you thought this through Pamela?

  2. Jill Edmonds  

    God help the world if this narcissistic maniac wins. Diplomacy is a fine art. And it involves nuance. Loud and foul mouthed Trump has none of it. In fact, if anything he is the opposite of a diplomat. It is likely that he would alienate a lot of Western Europe, China, India as well as the Far East in addition to Mexico and Canada. It is possible that both countries may start ramping up military spending simply because they can no longer expect protection from the US. NATO could be severely weakened and Europe would be viewing the US with fear. Germany and France could quickly build up armies. Especially Germany, given its high levels of industrialization and efficiency.

  3. After two terms of Obama, Trump maybe the only way tosave the US. Clinton is an Obama supporter and thus tainted with his socialist and anti-western bias.

  4. bruce taylor  

    I am approaching my 70th birthday and have followed world politics and trends closely for all of my adult life.
    I remember remarking to my wife that if George W Bush were elected president of the US we would be at war within 12 months. He was and we were.
    This time I think things are far more dangerous. I hope I am wrong but I feel that if Trump gets to be president we will be involved a a conflict that will make what happened under Bush seem like a schoolyard tiff.

  5. Roger  

    Some people seem to dislike somebody that speaks in support of their own country rather than a lot of other countries and peoples from those other countries. How come? What is wrong with having someone who regards their own country as sacrosanct. We need a few in my country who would be that way, but unfortunately, we don’t have anyone with any guts outside of the odd one or two.

    • Claire Hancock  

      Of course there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a leader who places their own country’s interests high above any other consideration. Any leader who promises to remove the scourges from their society that they say are dragging down their country is the type of patriot we all need to lead us. To aspire to making their country great again no matter the cost has to be a winning formula! After all, look how well Hitler’s policies worked for Germany and Europe as a whole.

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