Last night Donald Trump delivered the darkest acceptance speech of any party nominee in modern politics. Stoking fears with falsehoods, Trump was angry, predictably fact and policy free, and failed miserably to broaden his appeal.
Friday’s reactions were nearly unanimous in the adjective used to describe Trump’s speech–dark:
“Given a chance to replace the empty sloganeering and self-aggrandizement of his primary campaign with solid proposals worthy of Americans’ trust, Mr. Trump made clear that he instead intends to terrify voters into supporting him, who will protect them from violence, a word that occurs over and over in his remarks.” New York Times Editorial Board, “Donald Trump’s Campaign of Fear“
“It was the most disturbing, demagogic and deluded acceptance speech by any major party nominee in the modern political era. It’s no wonder so many Republicans — including Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich — are refusing to […]Read more after the jump.