Obama Jokes, Laughs While Discussing Deadly Munich Attack

It should go without saying that the time to crack a joke and laugh is not when you are talking about a mass shooting. That, however, is exactly what President Obama did on Friday when discussing the possible terror attack in Munich, Germany, that killed at least nine people.

“Obviously our hearts go out to those who may have been injured, it’s still an active situation and Germany is one of our closest allies, so we are going to pledge all the support that they may need in dealing with these circumstances,” he told the press.

“It’s a good reminder of something that I’ve said over the last couple of weeks, which is our way of life, our freedoms, our ability to go about our business every day, raising our kids and seeing them grow up, and graduate from high school and now about to leave their dad,” he said to raucous laughter.

“I’m sorry I’m getting a little too personal,” he said smiling. “Getting a little too personal there. That depends on law enforcement.”

Hillary Clinton Selects Sen. Tim Kaine As Running Mate

Taking a page from Donald Trump's book, Hillary Clinton also used Twitter to announce who she had picked as a running mate running mate. Clinton tweeted late Friday evening that she is going with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.

This announcement comes as no surprise, as Kaine had been the odds-on favorite for quite a while.

VA Supreme Court Strikes Down McAuliffe's Executive Order Giving Felons Right to Vote

Despite Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s sweeping executive order that sought to restore voting rights to felons in Virginia, they will not be able to cast their ballot at voting booths come November thanks to the commonwealth’s Supreme Court, which declared the order unconstitutional on Friday.

The high court heard oral arguments earlier this week. The plaintiffs in the case, led by leaders from the Republican-controlled legislature, argued that McAuliffe’s move was unconstitutional. The court agreed, and ordered the Virginia Department of Elections to “cancel the registration of all felons who have been invalidly registered,” under the April 22 executive order.

As many as 11,662 felons had registered to vote thanks to the executive order. The order was widely viewed as a move to help Hillary Clinton by all-but-ensuring Virginia goes blue in the November general election, since most convicts register Democratic.  

DNC Chairwoman Calls Sanders Aide 'Scummy' in Leaked Email

If you had any doubts the Democratic National Committee was biased in the 2016 primary process, this leaked email may quash them. In a newly discovered correspondence between DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her staff, one of the 20,000 emails leaked by Wikileaks earlier on Friday, she calls Bernie Sanders aide Jeff Weaver some nasty names.

"Damn liar," she wrote. "Particularly scummy that he barely acknowledges the violent and threatening behavior that occurred."

This heated exchange occurred after the disastrous Nevada Democratic convention in May, where Sanders supporters booed speakers offstage and demanded a recount after Hillary Clinton gained delegates they believe she didn't deserve. Some of his supporters also reportedly threw chairs at the convention and sent death threats to the Nevada State Democratic Party chairwoman Roberta Lange.

This behavior is of course reprehensible. Yet, the DNC is supposed to remain neutral in the process.

Schultz has been accused of overseeing a "rigged" system that unfairly prevented Sanders from having any chance at the Democratic nomination. Her decisions throughout the primary, such as a limited debate schedule, seemed intended to guarantee Hillary Clinton would become their party's nominee. 

In a separate leaked email, DNC staffers were caught questioning Sanders' faith.

Hillary Clinton is hoping to attract Sanders fans to her base. Good luck with that.

Tantrum: At RNC Volunteer Party, Trump Goes Off On Cruz, Repeats Unhinged JFK Conspiracy

You know that long-awaited, elusive "pivot" to a more serious and presidential Donald Trump for which the commentariat keeps yearning? It's not coming. The morning after formally accepting the Republican Party's presidential nomination, Trump and his running mate appeared together at a "thank you" event for convention volunteers. The blowhard mogul proceeded to uncork a rambling, stream-of-consciousness soliloquy that careened from one topic to another, before eventually landing on his favorite subject: The Republican Primary process. From there, it was a short hop to Ted Cruz, whose non-endorsement speech on Wednesday night drew loud boos. Trump initially had downplayed the incident as no big deal, and even managed to avoid firing back at his former(?) rival during his acceptance speech. But Donald Trump is incapable of letting anything go, even when it's in his best interests to do so. He told CBS News earlier that the crowd turning on Cruz was "beautiful," then ramped up his fury at the post-convention gathering, declaring -- apparently on-the-fly -- that if Cruz were to endorse him before November, he'd reject it.  ("You can't fire me, I quit!" Allahpundit snarks). He also mused about forming a Super PAC to go after the Texas Senator in his home state, where Cruz crushed Trump in March.  Keep in mind that this is the morning after Trump called for an end to "petty politics:"

By the way, in spite of Trump's implication, the "controversial" passages of Cruz's speech were all included in the pre-submitted text. Next came a surreal re-litigation of the Trump's attacks on Cruz's family, including a false account of his insults against Heidi Cruz, as well as a repetition of the utterly debunked slander that Cruz's father may have had a hand in the JFK assassination.  To justify that one, Trump sang the praises of the National Enquirer's credibility, citing their take-down of John Edwards.  But that publication also "reported" that the CIA hired a prostitute to assassinate Justice Scalia, who Trump name-checked in last night's address.  The JFK implication one of the more reckless and odious things Trump has done all year, and he simply cannot bring himself to drop it, out of solipsism and spitefulness.  Desirable qualities in a president, to be sure.  Incidentally, I'd love to know what was going through Mike Pence's mind as Trump wandered wildly off-script to trash the man he endorsed ahead of the Indiana primary.  You signed up for this, governor:

For good measure, Trump also attacked popular Ohio Governor John Kasich -- who just happens to command a potent political operation in the most important swing state in the country, without which Trump cannot win the presidency.  Because unity.  Today's churlish performance was a fitting coda to a dysfunctional convention, and a perfect encapsulation of Trump's resentment-fueled campaign.  Democrats will happily let him rip.  Republican officials will tear their hair out, agog that he'd actively step on his own post-convention moment with such a stupid, impulsive, narrative-shifting act of self-sabotage.  And his hardcore followers will absolutely eat it up.  He fights!  I'll leave you with this:

The Rolling Stones Aren't Happy Donald Trump Used Their Music At The RNC

Last night at the RNC, The Rolling Stones' song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" started playing as the night drew to a close. People wondered if they were being trolled...

...but one group of people in particular weren't thrilled their song was being used: the band themselves.

The group released a statement on Twitter saying that they do not want to be associated with Donald Trump.

This isn't the first time artists have thrown a hissy fit over Trump using their music during the campaign. Aerosmith also asked Trump to cease using their song "Dream On."

What About Indiana’s Race for Governor?

Mike Pence is now the vice presidential nominee for the Republican Party. That became official this week. However, to accept this position, Governor Pence had to forgo his re-election campaign in Indiana. This has created last minute upheaval in the Hoosier state.

Before Pence’s switch to the Presidential ticket, he was set for a rematch with the former speaker of the Indiana House, John Gregg. They faced off previously for the governor’s office in 2012 in one of the closest gubernatorial elections in 50 years, despite a clean victory for Mitt Romney on the same ballot.

There will be no statewide election to select the GOP nominee. The candidate will be chosen by the state party’s 22 member central committee on Tuesday, July 26.

After popular former governor Mitch Daniels ruled out a comeback, the race to become the gubernatorial nominee has come down to three: Rep. Todd Rokita, Rep. Susan Brooks, and Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb.

No one is sure who the nominee will be. Congressman Rokita did, however, release a poll showing him beating Gregg by double digits in an effort to prove his case as the strongest candidate.

There is reason for Republicans to be optimistic despite losing the power of incumbency and Democrat Gregg holding a $5.8 million campaign war chest... Roll Call still lists the race as “leans Republican” despite no GOP nominee being chosen yet. It is reasonable to assume polls will be even better for Republicans after a candidate is chosen.

Hillary To Announce VP Pick Today

Hillary Clinton will announce her running mate on Friday, multiple sources are reporting. Clinton is currently campaigning in Florida and has an event scheduled for 4:30. She will campaign with her running mate beginning Saturday.

She is reportedly leaning towards Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her choice.

The DNC kicks off on Monday in Philadelphia.

Federal Debt Hits $19,400,000,000,000

The federal debt hits its biggest amount yet this week.  As of Tuesday, the number amassed to over $19,400,000,000,000, according to data released from the U.S. Treasury.  

But how could this happen if Congress passed the  “Bipartisan Budget Act,” which was to suspend the legal debt limit until March 15, 2017?  According to one report, when the bill was passed on November 2, 2015, the federal debt stood at $18,152,981,685,747.52.  But since then, the federal debt has increased by $1,249,380,205,181.94.

Well, check the fine print.  Title IX of the Bipartisan Budget Act, “Temporary Extension of Public Debt Limit,” says that "the limit is increased to accommodate obligations issued during the suspension period.”

Paul Ryan and congressional leadership tell the American people how good of a job they are doing maintaining control over an outrageous debt problem, but then they "accommodate obligations" and the process continues on without change.   

BREAKING: Shooting Reported in Munich Shopping Center; UPDATE: Nine Dead

UPDATE: The shooting is over, but the scene is still considered to be "active." At least one person has died and 10 are injured, but there are no firm numbers yet.

UPDATE II: There are reports of a second shooting in Munich near a metro station. Nobody has been captured in either shooting.

UPDATE III: The transit system in Munich has been shut down. The shooters are still at large.

UPDATE IV: The media is reporting that six people have been killed.

UPDATE V: Police are asking people to please refrain from sharing photos or videos of the perpetrator on social media.

UPDATE VI: The police are treating the shootings as "suspected terrorism."

UPDATE VII: Nine people are dead, a number which possibly includes the shooter.

UPDATE VIII: Police have upped the death total to 10. The alleged shooter's body has been found.

UPDATE IX: The suspect has been identified as an 18-year-old German-Iranian.

---Original Post---

There are reports of a mass shooting at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ) shopping center in Munich, Germany. There are no details currently available as to the identity of the perpetrators or any casualties.

Witnesses have been tweeting photos and videos of people fleeing the area.

This post has been updated.

Poll: Trump Closing the Gap in New Hampshire

A new poll has Donald Trump in a statistical dead heat with Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. A WMUR poll has Clinton with only a two-point lead over Trump, which falls comfortably in the margin of error. Clinton leads Trump with 39 to 37, with a margin of error of 4.5

When third-party candidates Jill Stein (Green Party) and Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) are included in the poll, Clinton and Trump are tied at 37 percent.

The latest WMUR Granite State Poll, released on Thursday evening, has Clinton leading Trump, 39 percent to 37 percent, well within the poll’s 4.5 percent margin of error, while a large bloc of likely voters -- 18 percent – say they would support another candidate and 6 percent are undecided.

When other prominent candidates – Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein of the Green Party – are included, the race is even closer.

Under that scenario, Trump and Clinton are tied at 37 percent each, with 10 percent supporting Johnson, 5 percent for Stein, 5 percent for someone else and 6 percent undecided.

New Hampshire, which is generally considered to be a swing state, last went Republican in the 2000 election.

Uh Oh: Wikileaks Releases Thousands of DNC Emails Ahead of Convention

Wikileaks has just released about 20,000 emails reportedly sent and received from the Democratic National Committee ahead of next week's convention. The email dump is a part of Wikileaks new Hillary Leaks series. Here's what the correspondence includes, according to the whistleblower organization.

Between this and Donald Trump's epic rant Friday morning against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), how can Clinton hope to steal the spotlight with a routine vice presidential announcement?

You can search through the DNC email database here.

In Epic Rant, Trump Explains How Cruz ‘Dishonorably’ Doctored His Speech

“Somebody got booed the hell out of the place,” Trump noted in a speech to his volunteers Friday morning as the Republican National Convention wrapped up. “There wasn’t one person who was with him,” Trump said, including the Texas delegation.

Of course, Trump was referring to Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) controversial speech on Wednesday night, where he failed to endorse the Republican nominee and seemingly offered a nod to the “Never Trump” movement by telling voters to “vote their conscience” in November.

Trump’s Friday remarks were supposed to focus on the thank yous - and he did for the most part, spending a few particular moments thanking the secret service and the Cleveland police, but he felt compelled to respond to Cruz’s antics.

“He may have ruined his political career,” Trump said. “He’ll come and endorse because he has no choice.”  

Yet, if he gives his endorsement, Trump said “he will not accept it.”

The GOP nominee then explained what happened Wednesday night.

“I saw his speech,” Trump said. His team told him it’s a "boring speech" and the Texas senator even congratulates him for his nomination.

Then, when Cruz stepped up to the podium, he added a sentence, “which could have been viewed as a nasty thing and implying something,” Trump said.

“That’s dishonorable,” he added. “To me not signing a pledge is dishonorable.”

“I don’t want his endorsement,” Trump repeated. “Ted, just stay home, relax.”

Controversy aside, Trump spent some time remarking on the movement they’ve created. What they’ve done is in the history books, he said.

Yet, “it doesn’t matter unless we beat Hillary Clinton.”

Sanders Reacts to Trump's Claims His Supporters Will Flock to Him

In Republican nominee Donald Trump's acceptance speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention, he predicted that Bernie Sanders supporters will flock to vote for him in November. Why? Because Sanders voters were unfairly ignored in a Democratic primary system that was "rigged" for Hillary Clinton, Trump claimed.

Sanders, who has endorsed Clinton and even joined her on the campaign trail, rejected Trump's notion. The Vermont senator's supporters will never accept the Republican's alienating message, he insisted.

Yet, Sanders may want to take a look at some recent polling. Several surveys indicate Sanders fans are attracted to Trump's anti-political aura. A Bloomberg Politics poll from June revealed 22 percent of those who felt the Bern are planning to vote for the Republican alternative to Clinton.

Clinton, they know, will be more of the same Washington establishment they've come to loathe. 

So, is Trump's prediction really that far-fetched?

Time to Wake Up: Russia Bombed US Base in Syria

Russian bombers conducted an attack on a U.S. military base used by elite American and British forces on June 16th, according to numerous reports.  

Immediately after the strike, U.S. leaders in Qatar called Russia's headquarters in Latakia, Syria to tell them that they should not attack the base.  Ninety minutes later, Russia dropped another cluster bomb on the base and the pilots of the aircraft did not respond to any U.S. stress calls.  

The response from the White House and State Department, despite the possibility of U.S. casualties, was that of compromise.  

Defense officials from the Pentagon and CIA claim that Washington succumbed to Russia's pressure instead of confronting the aggression.  

NBA Pulls All Star Game From NC Over Bathroom Law

With North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory standing firm by his state’s recently enacted Bathroom Law, which requires that people use the public restroom that corresponds to their biological gender,  the NBA decided to pull the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, it announced Thursday.

“While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2,” the NBA said in a statement. “… We look forward to re-starting plans for our All-Star festivities in Charlotte for 2019 provided there is an appropriate resolution to this matter.”

Back in April, NBA commissioner Adam Silver threatened to move the game if the law was not changed. With the clock running down on planning for the big event and no signs that change was coming, Silver followed through on the threat, costing the state an estimated $100 million.

McCrory, as you can guess, was livid.

“The sports and entertainment elite, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the liberal media have for months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present," McCrory said in a statement.

"Twenty-one other states have joined North Carolina to challenge the federal overreach by the Obama administration mandating their bathroom policies in all businesses and schools instead of allowing accommodations for unique circumstances. Left-wing special interest groups have no moral authority to try and intimidate the large majority of American parents who agree in common-sense bathroom and shower privacy for our children. American families should be on notice that the selective corporate elite are imposing their political will on communities in which they do business, thus bypassing the democratic and legal process.”

Analysis: Trump's Long, Dark Acceptance Speech Targets Public Anxiety

I'll be brief. It's not an original thought by any means -- but it turned into an instant cliche because it's true: Donald Trump just delivered one of the longest, darkest presidential acceptance speeches in history.  The shouted address  was packed with a blend of correct statements, inaccuracies, and exaggerations; fact-checkers have their hands full.  Welcome to politics, especially in 2016.  It also hit on several themes that will likely resonate with many voters -- Security, law and order and restoring American dominance. While most political speeches try to convey optimism and hope, this address painted a very dreary, almost dystopian, picture of America. Yes, it was over-the-top and demagogic, but guess what?

Just look at the horrendous right track/wrong track numbers detected across the board in national polling. A lot of Americans are feeling deep unease and dissatisfaction about the state of the country. Trump may have gone too far on several occasions, but he was speaking directly to that prevailing sentiment. A modicum of positivity came in the form of a series of assertions that Trump is uniquely equipped to fix these problems, and fast. Very few details of how these things would be accomplished were shared. The GOP nominee's speech had a number of genuine bright spots, of course, including an ode to tolerance, a flash of self-deprication (both of which were ad-libbed), and a lovely tribute to his father. From my perspective, the strongest portion of his comments came toward the very end:

We will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice. My opponent would rather protect education bureaucrats than serve American children. We will repeal and replace disastrous Obamacare. You will be able to choose your own doctor again...We will take care of our great Veterans like they have never been taken care of before. My opponent dismissed the VA scandal as being not widespread – one more sign of how out of touch she really is. We are going to ask every Department Head in government to provide a list of wasteful spending projects that we can eliminate in my first 100 days. The politicians have talked about it, I’m going to do it. We are also going to appoint justices to the United States Supreme Court who will uphold our laws and our Constitution. The replacement for Justice Scalia will be a person of similar views and principles. This will be one of the most important issues decided by this election. My opponent wants to essentially abolish the 2nd amendment. I, on the other hand, received the early and strong endorsement of the National Rifle Association and will protect the right of all Americans to keep their families safe...

My opponent asks her supporters to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. It reads: “I’m With Her”. I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads: “I’M WITH YOU – THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.” I am your voice. So to every parent who dreams for their child, and every child who dreams for their future, I say these words to you tonight: I’m With You, and I will fight for you, and I will win for you. To all Americans tonight, in all our cities and towns, I make this promise: We Will Make America Strong Again. We Will Make America Proud Again. We Will Make America Safe Again. And We Will Make America Great Again. THANK YOU.

Ivanka Trump, the candidate's elegant eldest daughter, offered eloquent and personal introductory remarks. Despite her detours into ideological statism -- the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in that one regard -- it suspect it was quite effective for viewers at home.  So at last, the show is now over, capped off with "you can't always get what you want" (of all songs!) blaring inside the hall, balloons descending from the rafters. This convention was, by any empirical standard, a mess. An avoidable, acrimonious floor fight.  An avoidable, 36-hour plagiarism kerfuffle. An avoidable spectacle of a primetime speaker getting hounded off the stage with loud boos. But the final night was the by far the smoothest of the week, and I would not be the least bit surprised if Trump enjoys a polling bounce after this, in spite of all the snafus and the dour vision he articulated. Over and over again, the American people were reminded of why they dislike and distrust Hillary Clinton so much.  She'll make her counter-argument next week. Onward, to Philadelphia...

Ivanka Trump's RNC Speech Receives High Praise...From Liberals

Speaking from the RNC convention stage Thursday, Ivanka Trump made the case that under a Trump presidency, childcare will become more affordable thanks to changes in federal law.

"As president, my father will change the labor laws that were put in place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce, and he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all," she said after re-upping the myth of the gender pay gap.

That stance is earning high praise from liberals who have been arguing for years the federal government should get involved to regulate the cost of childcare.

Bernstein: Hillary's Email Server Is 'Indefensible'

CNN commentator Carl Bernstein, the former Washington Post journalist who gained national renown for being one half of the team that broke the infamous Watergate scandal, is clearly more on the liberal wing of the political spectrum and prefers Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Yet, he proved he is not going to bend over backwards to defend her in the weeks leading up to Election Day. In a discussion with Chris Cuomo over Clinton’s email server during her tenure as secretary of state, Bernstein made it clear what she did was unforgivable.

“What she did is indefensible,” he said.

When Cuomo pushed back at that narrative and insisted what Clinton did was not illegal, Bernstein doubled down.

“Whether it's illegal or not, he did not quite say,” Bernstein said. “What she did was indefensible, it was reckless, she has lied about it, and that is why, especially after Comey, she is now baked in this perception among too many people in this country for her comfort as a liar, as distrusted, and so what we now have – and we now have an election between these two people who are disdained by most Americans.”

Clinton is having a difficult time finding friends these days - even on CNN.

Bernstein's damning conclusions suggest Clinton will have a hard time leaving her email scandal behind as she tries to prove to Americans she's a trustworthy candidate. They clearly aren't buying it.

She didn't just misuse an email account - she jeopardized our national security. Expect Donald Trump to remind voters again and again.

Trump Accepts Republican Nomination: "I'm With You–The American People"

CLEVELAND, Ohio– Billionaire real estate magnate Donald J. Trump delivered his much anticipated address at the Republican National Convention after officially clinching the nomination on Tuesday. He arrived on the stage to the Air Force One theme after his daughter, Ivanka, delivered a rather warm speech about her father (of course), and how he will be a fighter for American families.

Trump addressed the delegates and attendees by saying we’re a team. A team that was 14 million strong during the Republican primaries, a 60 percent increase in voter participation for the GOP than from 2012.

He promised that this will be a country of law and order again, and that crime and violence that afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. He mentioned homicides have increased in America’s 50 largest cities by 17 percent, 50 percent in Washington D.C., and almost 60 percent in Baltimore.

In Chicago, Obama’s home turf, over 2,100 people have been shot so far, and over 4,000 have been killed since the start of his presidency. Adding to the sense of lawlessness, Trump warned that 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records are running free. Too many Americans have been sacrificed “on the altar of open borders.”

Turning to the socioeconomic decay we’ve seen, Trump said that 40 percent of African-American children are living in poverty, 58 percent of black youth are unemployed, and 2 million more Hispanics live in poverty than when Obama took office in 2009. On trade, Trump said that we had an $800 billion deficit in a single year.

“We’re going to fix that,” he said.

On foreign policy, Trump ripped Clinton’s record apart, calling her time as secretary of state as one marred by death, destruction, terrorism, and weakness. It’s a legacy that has made our nation less safe.

Before Clinton was our top diplomat, he said Libya was stable, Egypt was peaceful, Iraq was seeing reductions in violence, Iran was being choked by sanctions, and Syria was under control. Four years later, Trump noted the chaos that occurred under Clinton.

“Libya is in ruins, and our Ambassador [Chris Stevens] and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. Egypt was turned over to the radical Muslim brotherhood, forcing the military to retake control. Iraq is in chaos,” he said. Oh, and ISIS was gaining strength.

Trump’s speech was a grocery list of the various obstacles—at home and aboard—that have hamstrung the nation. He already discussed the challenges we faced abroad. At home, he was pushing his America First agenda.

“Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo. As long as we are led by politicians who will not put America First, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect,” Trump said.

“The American People will come first once again. My plan will begin with safety at home – which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders, and protection from terrorism. There can be no prosperity without law and order,” he added.

He admitted that a number of his policies would be tough to enact. “A number of these reforms that I will outline tonight will be opposed by some of our nation’s most powerful special interests,” he said. “That is because these interests have rigged our political and economic system for their exclusive benefit.”

It’s this system that Trump warns Clinton would use to enrich her allies, and those very interests would control her—thus hurting American families. In his words, “She is their puppet, and they pull the strings.”

“That is why Hillary Clinton’s message is that things will never change. My message is that things have to change – and they have to change right now.”

Trump later hit Clinton on her emails, and how the fact that she got away without criminal charges being filed against her over mishandling classified information sent through her private email server shows that corruption has reached new levels in government.

….when a Secretary of State illegally stores her emails on a private server, deletes 33,000 of them so the authorities can’t see her crime, puts our country at risk, lies about it in every different form and faces no consequence – I know that corruption has reached a level like never before.

Towards the end of his speech, Trump voiced his support for smart trade deals, punishments for companies who outsource, support for the Second Amendment, an outline for programs that can be cut in the first 100 days from every cabinet position in government, and a Supreme Court that upholds the rule of law—and the Constitution. He promised to find a worthy replacement to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Lastly, as he’s done before on the stump, Trump promised to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs, allowing them to choose their own doctor, which could prevent those suffering in waiting lines from possibly dying while waiting for care.

The full remarks is listed below. It was, in my opinion, a very good speech. It’s Trump/Pence 2016—and they’re ready to take on Hillary Clinton:

Thank you very much.

Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.

Who would have believed that when we started this journey on June 16th of last year, we...and I say we...because we are a team...would have received almost 14 million votes, the most in the history of the Republican Party; and that the Republican Party would get 60 percent more votes than it received eight years ago. Who would've believed this?

The Democrats, on the other hand, received 20 percent fewer votes than they got four years ago. Not so good. Not so good.

Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace.

We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order.

Our Convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. 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. Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities.

Many have witnessed this violence personally, some have even been its victims I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored.

The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead.

It is finally time for a straightforward assessment of the state of our nation. I will present the facts plainly and honestly. We cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore.

So if you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully-crafted lies, and the media Myths the Democrats are holding their convention next week. Go there.

But here, at our convention, there will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else. These are the facts decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this Administration’s rollback of criminal enforcement.

Homicides last year increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years.

In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. They are up nearly 60% in nearby Baltimore.

In the President’s hometown of Chicago more than 2,000 have been the victims of shootings this year alone. And more than 3,600 have been killed in the Chicago area since he took office.

The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year.

Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.

The number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total from 2015. They are being released by the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety or resources.

One such border-crosser was released and made his way to Nebraska. There, he ended the life of an innocent young girl named Sarah Root. She was 21 years-old, and was killed the day after graduating from college with a 4.0 Grade Point Average. Her killer was then released a second time, and he is now a fugitive from the law.

I’ve met Sarah’s beautiful family. But to this Administration, their amazing daughter was just one more American life that wasn’t worth protecting. One more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders. What about our economy? Again, I will tell you the plain facts that have been edited out of your nightly news and your morning newspaper: Nearly Four in 10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58% of African-American youth are not employed. 2 million more Latinos are in poverty today than when the President took his oath of office less than eight years ago. Another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely.

Household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000. Our manufacturing trade deficit has reached an all-time high – nearly $800 billion in a single year. We're gonna fix that.

The budget is no better. President Obama has doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing. Yet, what do we have to show for it? Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in Third World condition, and forty-three million Americans are on food stamps.

Now let us consider the state of affairs abroad. Not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster, but they have lived through one international humiliation after another. One after another. We all remember the images of our sailors being forced to their knees by their Iranian captors at gunpoint. This was just prior to the signing of the Iran deal, which gave back to Iran $150 billion and gave us absolutely nothing – it will go down in history as one of the worst deals ever made.

Another humiliation came when president Obama drew a red line in Syria – and the whole world knew it meant nothing. In Libya, our consulate – the symbol of American prestige around the globe – was brought down in flames.

America is far less safe – and the world is far less stable – than when Obama made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America’s foreign policy. Let's defeat her, OK? I am certain it is a decision he truly regrets. Her bad instincts and her bad judgment – something pointed out by Bernie Sanders – are what caused the disasters unfolding today.

Let’s review the record. In 2009, pre-Hillary, ISIS was not even on the map. Libya was stable. Egypt was peaceful. Iraq was seeing a really big big reduction in violence. Iran was being choked by sanctions. Syria was somewhat under control. After four years of Hillary Clinton, what do we have? ISIS has spread across the region, and the entire world. Libya is in ruins, and our ambassador and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. Egypt was turned over to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, forcing the military to retake control.

Iraq is in chaos. Iran is on the path to nuclear weapons. Syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis now threatens the West.

After fifteen years of wars in the Middle East, after trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it has ever been before.

This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction terrorism and weakness. But Hillary Clinton’s legacy does not have to be America’s legacy.

The problems we face now – poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad – will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them in the first place. A change in leadership is required to change these outcomes. Tonight, I will share with you my plan of action for America. The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponent, is that our plan will put America First.

Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo. As long as we are led by politicians who will not put America First, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect. The respect that we deserve!

The American People will come first once again.

My plan will begin with safety at home – which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders, and protection from terrorism. There can be no prosperity without law and order.

On the economy, I will outline reforms to add millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth that can be used to rebuild America. A number of these reforms that I will outline tonight will be opposed by some of our nation’s most powerful special interests.

That is because these interests have rigged our political and economic system for their exclusive benefit. Believe me, it's for their benefit. Big business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place.

They are throwing money at her because they have total control over every single thing she does. She is their puppet, and they pull the strings. That is why Hillary Clinton’s message is that things will never change, never ever.

My message is that things have to change – and they have to change right now.

Every day, I wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned.

I have visited the laid-off factory workers, and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals. These are the forgotten men and women of our country, and they are forgotten. But they're not going to be forgotten for long. These are people who work hard but no longer have a voice.

I AM YOUR VOICE.

I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good. I have no patience for injustice, (speech interrupted by protester) How great are our police, and how great is Cleveland?

Thank you. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.

When innocent people suffer, because our political system lacks the will, or the courage, or the basic decency to enforce our laws – or worse still, has sold out to some corporate lobbyist for cash – I am not able to look the other way, and I won't look the other way.

And when a Secretary of State illegally stores her emails on a private server, deletes 33,000 of them so the authorities can’t see her crime, puts our country at risk, lies about it in every different form and faces no consequence – I know that corruption has reached a level like never ever before in our country. When the FBI Director says that the Secretary of State was “extremely careless” and “negligent,” in handling our classified secrets, I also know that these terms are minor compared to what she actually did.

They were just used to save her from facing justice for her terrible terrible crimes. In fact, her single greatest accomplishment may be committing such an egregious crime and getting away with it – especially when others, who have done far less, have paid so dearly.

When that same Secretary of State rakes in millions and millions of dollars trading access and favors to special interests and foreign powers I know the time for action has come. I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves.

Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it. I have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens, just like it was rigged against Bernie Sanders – he never had a chance. But his supporters will join our movement, because we will fix his biggest single issue: trade deals that strip our country of its jobs, and strip us of our wealth as a country.

Millions of Democrats will join our movement, because we are going to fix the system so it works for all Americans. In this cause, I am proud to have at my side the next Vice President of the United States: Governor Mike Pence of Indiana. We will bring the same economic success to America that Mike brought to Indiana. He is a man of character and accomplishment. He is the right man for the job.

The first task for our new Administration will be to liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their communities. America was shocked to its core when our police officers in Dallas were brutally executed. In the days after Dallas, we have seen continued threats and violence against our law enforcement officials.

Law officers have been shot or killed in recent days in Georgia, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kansas, Michigan and Tennessee.

On Sunday, more police were gunned down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Three were killed, and three were very badly injured.

An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans.

I have a message to every last person threatening the peace on our streets and the safety of our police: when I take the oath of office next year, I will restore law and order to our country. Believe me. Believe me. I will work with, and appoint, the best prosecutors and law enforcement officials in the country to get the job done. In this race for the White House, I am the Law And Order candidate.

The irresponsible rhetoric of our President, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and color, has made America a more dangerous environment than, frankly, I have ever seen, and anybody in this room has ever watched or seen. This Administration has failed America’s inner cities. Remember, it has failed America's inner cities. It’s failed them on education. It’s failed them on jobs. It’s failed them on crime.

It’s failed them in every way and at every single level. When I am President, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally. Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit,

Ferguson who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child in America. To make life safe for all of our citizens, we must also face the growing threats we face from outside the country. We are going to defeat the barbarians of ISIS, and we are going to defeat them fast.

Once again, France is the victim of brutal Islamic terrorism. Men women and children viciously mowed down. Lives ruined. Families ripped apart. A nation in mourning.

The damage and devastation that can be inflicted by Islamic radicals has been proven over and over – at the World Trade Center, at an office party in San Bernardino, at the Boston Marathon, and a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist. This time, the terrorist targeted our LGBT community. As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBT citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.

To protect us from terrorism, we need to focus on three things. We must have the best intelligence- gathering operation in the world. We must abandon the failed policy of nation-building and regime change that Hillary Clinton pushed in Iraq, Libya, Egypt and Syria.

Instead, we must work with all of our allies who share our goal of destroying ISIS and stamping out Islamic terrorism and doing it now, doing it quickly. We're going to win, we're going to win fast. This includes working with our greatest ally in the region, the State of Israel.

Recently I have said that NATO was obsolete, because it did not properly cover terror, and also, that many of the member countries were not paying their fair share. As usual, the United States has been picking up the cost.

Shortly thereafter, it was announced that NATO will be setting up a new program in order to combat terrorism -- a true step in the right direction.

Lastly, we must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place.

My opponent has called for a radical 550% increase in Syrian refugees on top of existing massive refugee flows coming into our country already under the leadership of President Obama. She proposes this, despite the fact that there’s no way to screen these refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from.

I only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values and love our people. Anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never will be. Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African-American and Latino workers. We are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the American people.

On Monday, we heard from three parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants. Mary Ann Mendoza, Sabine Durden, and my friend, Jamiel Shaw. They are just three brave representatives of many thousands. Of all my travels in this country, nothing has affected me more deeply than the time I have spent with the mothers and fathers who have lost their children to violence spilling across our borders, which we can solve. We have to solve it. These families have no special interests to represent them. There are no demonstrators to protect them, to protest on their behalf. My opponent will never meet with them, or share in their pain.

Instead, my opponent wants Sanctuary Cities. But where was sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Where was sanctuary for the children of Mary Ann, Sabine and Jamiel? Where was the sanctuary for all the other Americans who have been so brutally murdered, and who have suffered so so horribly? These wounded American families have been alone.

But they are not alone any longer. Tonight, this candidate and the whole nation stand in their corner to support them, to send them our love, and to pledge in their honor that we will save countless more families from suffering the same awful fate.

We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities. I have been honored to receive the endorsement of America’s Border Patrol Agents, and will work directly with them to protect the integrity of our lawful immigration system.

By ending catch-and-release on the border, we will stop the cycle of human smuggling and violence. Illegal border crossings will go down.

By enforcing the rules for the millions who overstay their visas, our laws will finally receive the respect they deserve.

Tonight, I want every American whose demands for immigration security have been denied – and every politician who has denied them – to listen very closely to the words am about to say.

On January 20th of 2017, the day I take the oath of office, Americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the United States are enforced. Peace will be restored. We are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone.

My plan is the exact opposite of the radical and dangerous immigration policy of Hillary Clinton. Americans want relief from uncontrolled immigration. Communities want relief.

Yet Hillary Clinton is proposing mass amnesty, mass immigration, and mass lawlessness. Her plan will overwhelm your schools and hospitals, further reduce your jobs and wages, and make it harder for recent immigrants to escape from poverty and join the middle class.

I have a different vision for our workers. It begins with a new, fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that cheat. It’s been a signature message of my campaign from day one, and it will be a signature feature of my presidency from the moment I take the oath of office.

I have made billions of dollars in business making deals – now I’m going to make our country rich again. 218 I am going to turn our bad trade agreements into great trade agreements. America has lost nearly one-third of its manufacturing jobs since 1997, following the enactment of disastrous trade deals supported by Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Remember, it was Bill Clinton who signed NAFTA, one of the worst economic deals ever made by our country. Never again. I am going to bring back our jobs to Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and New York, and Michigan and to all of America – and I am not going to let companies move to other countries, firing their employees along the way, without consequence.

My opponent, on the other hand, has supported virtually every trade agreement that has been destroying our middle class. She supported NAFTA, and she supported China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization – another one of her husband’s colossal mistakes.

She supported the job-killing trade deal with South Korea. She has supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership – which will not only destroy our manufacturing, but it will make America subject to the rulings of foreign governments. And it's not going to happen.

I pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers, or that diminishes our freedom and independence. We will never ever ever sign bad trade deals again. America first! America First!

Instead, I will make individual deals with individual countries. No longer will we enter into these massive transactions, with many countries, that are thousands of pages long – and which no one from our country even reads or understands.

We are going to enforce all trade violations against any country that cheats. This includes stopping China’s outrageous theft of intellectual property, along with their illegal product dumping, and their devastating currency manipulation. Our horrible trade agreements with China, and many others, will be totally renegotiated. That includes renegotiating NAFTA to get a much better deal for America – and we’ll walk away if we don’t get that kind of a deal. Our country is going to start building and making things again.

Next comes the reform of our tax laws, regulations and energy rules. While Hillary Clinton plans a massive, and I mean massive, tax increase, I have proposed the largest tax reduction of any candidate who has run for president this year – Democrat or Republican. Middle-income Americans and businesses will experience profound relief, and taxes will be greatly simplified for everyone. America is one of the highest-taxed nations in the world. Reducing taxes will cause new companies and new jobs to come roaring back into our country. Believe me, it will happen, and it will happen fast.

Then we are going to deal with the issue of regulation, one of the greatest job-killers of them all. Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as 2 trillion dollars a year, and we will end it very, very quickly. We are going to lift the restrictions on the production of American energy. This will produce more than 20 trillion dollars in job-creating economic activity over the next four decades.

My opponent, on the other hand, wants to put the great miners and steel workers of our country out of work – that will never happen with Donald J. Trump as President. Our steelworkers and our miners will go back to work again. With these new economic policies, trillions and trillions of dollars will start flowing into our country. This new wealth will improve the quality of life for all Americans.

We will build the roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, and the railways of tomorrow. This, in turn, will create millions more jobs. We will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice. My opponent would rather protect bureaucrats than serve American children, and that's what she's doing and that's what she's done.

We will repeal and replace disastrous Obamacare. You will be able to choose your own doctor again. And we will fix TSA at the airports, which is a total disaster. We're going to work with all of our students who are drowning in debt to take the pressure off these young people just starting out their adult lives. We will completely rebuild our depleted military, and the countries that we are protecting, at a massive cost to us, will be asked to pay their fair share.

We will take care of our great Veterans like they have never been taken care of before. My just-released Ten Point Plan has received tremendous veteran support. We will guarantee those who serve this country will be able to visit the doctor or hospital of their choice. My opponent dismissed the VA scandal – one more sign of how out of touch she really is.

We are going to ask every Department Head in government to provide a list of wasteful spending projects that we can eliminate in my first 100 days. The politicians have talked about it, I’m going to do it.

We are also going to appoint justices to the United States Supreme Court who will uphold our laws and our Constitution. The replacement of our beloved Justice Scalia will be a person of similar views, principles, and judicial philosophy. This will be one of the most important issues decided by this election.

My opponent wants to essentially abolish the 2nd Amendment. I, on the other hand, received the early and strong endorsement of the National Rifle Association and will protect the right of all Americans to keep their families safe.

At this moment, I would like to thank the evangelical and religious community, because, I'll tell you what, the support they've given me, and I'm not sure I totally deserve it, has been so amazing, and has such a big reason for me being here tonight. So true. They have much to contribute to our politics, yet our laws prevent you from speaking your minds from your own pulpits.

An amendment, pushed by Lyndon Johnson, many years ago, threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views. I am going to work very hard to repeal that language and protect free speech for all Americans.

We can accomplish these great things, and so much more – all we need to do is start believing in ourselves and in our country again. It is time to show the whole world that America Is Back – bigger, and better and stronger than ever before.

In this journey, I'm so lucky to have at my side my wife, Melania, and my wonderful children: Don, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron: you will always be my greatest source of pride and joy. And by the way, Melania and Ivanka, did they do a job?

My Dad, Fred Trump, was the smartest and hardest working man I ever knew. I wonder sometimes what he’d say if he were here to see this and to see me tonight.

It’s because of him that I learned, from my youngest age, to respect the dignity of work and the dignity of working people. He was a guy most comfortable in the company of bricklayers, carpenters, and electricians and I have a lot of that in me also. I love those people.

Then there’s my mother, Mary. She was strong, but also warm and fair minded. She was a truly great mother. She was also one of the most honest and charitable people have ever known, and a great judge of character. She could pick them out from anywhere.

To my sisters Mary Anne and Elizabeth, my brother Robert and my late brother Fred, I will always give you my love — you are most special to me.

I have had a truly great life in business. But now, my sole and exclusive mission is to go to work for our country – to go to work for you. It’s time to deliver a victory for the American people. We don't win anymore, but we are going to start winning again!

But to do that, we must break free from the petty politics of the past. America is a nation of believers, dreamers, and strivers that is being led by a group of censors, critics, and cynics. Remember: all of the people telling you that you can’t have the country you want, are the same people that said that Trump wouldn't have a chance of standing here tonight. Not a chance. The same people. Oh, we love defeating don't we, Don't we love defeating those people? Love it, love it, love it.

No longer can we rely on those same people in the media, and politics, who will say anything to keep a rigged system in place. Instead, we must choose to Believe In America.

History is watching us now. We don't have much time, but history is watching. It’s waiting to see if we will rise to the occasion, and if we will show the whole world that America is still free and independent and strong.

I'm asking for your support tonight so that I can be your champion in the White House; and I will be your champion. My opponent asks her supporters to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. It reads: “I’m With Her”. I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads: “I’M WITH YOU – THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.”

I am your voice. So to every parent who dreams for their child, and every child who dreams for their future, I say these words to you tonight: I’m with you, I will fight for you, and I will win for you.

To all Americans tonight, in all of our cities and in all of our towns, I make this promise: We Will Make America Strong Again. We Will Make America Proud Again. We Will Make America Safe Again. And We Will Make America Great Again.

God bless You And Good Night. I love you!

PayPal Founder Tells RNC He's Proud to Be a Gay Republican

"I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all, I am proud to be an American."

With those lines, Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel brought down the house at the Quicken Loans Arena and became the first person in the history of the RNC to admit to being openly gay. But that was just the cherry on top of what was a very well-received speech.

Thiel began saying that like Trump, he's not a politician. He discussed the prosperity and progress of the work done in Silicon Valley, and how the wealth there is a stark contrast to even nearby communities like Oakland. American wages are flat, and our economy is broken, Thiel said--and that average people understand this fact better than politicians in Washington do.

He then launched into his personal story of immigrating to the United States as a one-year-old, and growing up in Cleveland. Back in the late 1960s, the entire U.S. was the tech capital of the world; something that Thiel says has changed today.

"The future felt limitless. But today, our government is broken," citing examples of nuclear plants using outdated technology and fighter jets that can't fly in the rain. "That is a staggering decline for the country that completed the Manhattan Project. We don't accept such incompetence in Silicon Valley, and we must not accept it from our government."

Interestingly, Thiel proceeded to pivot to attacking the U.S. for effectively abandoning science and technology--saying that instead of going to Mars, we were invading the Middle East and passing laws about bathrooms.

"We don't need to see Hillary's deleted emails, her incompetence is in plain sight," said Thiel, explaining that Clinton pushed for a war in Libya that destabilized the region and allowed for ISIS to thrive. Thiel called the bathroom bills a "distraction" from the real issues.

"Who cares?"

Thiel closed by condemning the "fake culture wars" that distract Americans from how pitiful the economy is. "Nobody in this race is being honest about it, except Donald Trump." He explained that Trump's "Make America great again" slogan isn't about a return to the past, but rather making the future in the U.S. as bright as it was when Thiel arrived in Cleveland as an infant.

"Tonight, I urge all of my fellow Americans to stand up and vote for Donald Trump."

Watch the full speech here:

Reince: We Must Unite Against That Corrupt Liar Hillary Clinton

CLEVELAND, Ohio– The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, tore into Hillary Clinton’s lies about her emails, how her political apparatus leaves nothing but a trail of corruption behind it.

“For Hillary Clinton, the Oval Office…is just another cash cow. Well, I have one word for all this hypocrisy and corruption. Enough,” said Priebus. “She used her post as Secretary of State to grease the wheels for Democrat lobbyists, special interests, and political insiders connected to the corrupt Clinton Machine,” he added. “Her family foundation took millions of dollars in donations from countries notorious for human rights abuses and funneling money to radical Islamic terrorists.”

Priebus added that Trump would protect the rights of the unborn, enforce our immigration laws, and protect our Second Amendment rights. The chairman’s narrative was clear: If you want to end the corruption and the lies emanating from the Clintons, you have to vote for Trump. For those who are hurting after eight years of Obama, Priebus had one thing to say, “Hold on, help is coming.”

He closed by saying let’s unite, let’s stop Hillary Clinton, and expand Republican majorities across the country:

Economic freedom. Belief in the American Dream. A strong national defense. Putting country first.

Those values are under assault from Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democrat party.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is not just a tagline for a bumper sticker.

It is our American legacy, and it is our responsibility to save it and strengthen it for our children and grandchildren.

God put us here not by accident. This is our moment to set a new course for an America as strong and confident as we’ve ever been.

Let’s stand united as Republicans!

Let’s stop Hillary Clinton!

This Korean-American Really Doesn’t Want Hillary Clinton To Be President

Cleveland, OHIO– If there’s one demographic that Republicans should win in national elections, it’s Asian Americans. They’re hard working, church going, family-oriented, and one of the most entrepreneurial people living in the country. Yet, the last time the GOP won this bloc of voters was back in 1992. Since then, it’s been a precipitous decline in voter support for the GOP to the point where it’s just as bad, if not worse, than the party’s performance with Hispanics. Yet, there were some signs that Asians had swung to the right. In the 2014 midterms, a poll showed a massive swing to the GOP among Asian voters, though the sample was incredibly small.

Nevertheless, that didn’t stop Dr. Lisa Shin, a member of Trump’s National Diversity Coalition and a Korean American, from ripping Hillary Clinton, calling her a threat to the American Dream, and so fraught with corruption that she’s unfit to be our commander-in-chief. She added that Donald Trump is the only candidate who protects the vision of America her parents envisioned when they came to the United States from South Korea 40 years ago. They achieved the American Dream—and she’s not going to let Hillary Clinton destroy that principle.

Hillary Clinton is a direct threat to the American Dream.

Her proposals would be utterly devastating to our economy. Her dangerous ideology undermines our democracy and freedom. She represents everything that is wrong with the system: the deceit, corruption, cronyism, and a total lack of accountability. With extreme carelessness, she has compromised our national security and our safety. With contempt, she has flouted the rule of law that we rely on for justice, order, and peace. She has overwhelmingly lost the trust of the American people. She is not qualified to be our next president. She is unfit to be the commander in chief of the brave men and women who sacrifice so much to fight for our country.

There is only one presidential candidate who will preserve the American dream that our parents and our grandparents envisioned for us. There is only one candidate who will ensure a more prosperous, safe, and secure future for our children and our grandchildren. There is only one candidate who will defend the core principles that this great country was founded upon. There is only one candidate who will protect, stand with and fight for we, the American people. There is only clear choice for America: that choice is Donald J. Trump

Shin was a delegate from New Mexico, and founder of Korean Americans for Trump.

Bill O'Reilly Noticed Something Missing From Trump's Speech Tonight

Bill O’Reilly spoke with Dana Perino at the 2016 Republican National Convention on Fox News on Thursday a couple of hours before GOP nominee Donald Trump was set to take the stage and deliver the most important speech of his life. That speech was leaked ahead of time. As Matt reported, the transcript reveals that Trump will be focusing on law and order and exposing Hillary Clinton’s failed foreign policy and corrupt career.

“It’s an attack on the Democratic Party,” O’Reilly analyzed.

Yet, it is a tempered attack. Nowhere in the speech, O’Reilly noticed, is the nickname “Crooked Hillary” used. Just “my opponent.”

O’Reilly and Perino were surprised by the omission, considering one of Trump’s favorite pastimes is to come up with nicknames for his opponents. His supporters are undoubtedly expecting him to do it again on the last night of the convention.

Can Trump resist using the nickname in front of such a big crowd tonight? We’ll soon find out.

Manafort: Women Will Vote For Trump Because They're Worried About Their Husband's Paychecks

Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort knows exactly why women will vote for Donald J. Trump. It’s because they’re worried about their husband’s income. Leon Wolf clipped the video over at our sister site RedState:

Manafort: Well, again, it depends on which women you're talking about, there's many women in this country feel they can't afford their lives. Their husbands can't afford paying for the family bills. Hillary Clinton is guilty of being part of the establishment that created that problem. They're going to hear the message. That's how we're going to appeal to them.

Chris Matthews: You know what you just said, right? You just said women are concerned about their husband's income? Is that the twenty-first century talking? And that's their big concern, how their husband's doing at work?

Manafort: Because they can't afford their lives anymore. That's the point.

Oh my—file this under not helping.