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Trump accepts GOP nomination, addresses police shooting in Baton Rouge

4 months 1 week 5 days ago July 21, 2016 Jul 21, 2016 Thursday, July 21 2016 July 21, 2016 10:16 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

CLEVELAND, OH - Donald Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for President of the United States Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Trump was introduced by his daughter Ivanka, Trump took the stage, accepted the nomination and laid out his platform for this fall's campaign. He also took the opportunity to discuss the ambush of police officers in Baton Rouge that left 3 dead and 3 others injured.

"America was shocked to its core when our police officers in Dallas were so brutally executed," Trump explains. "Immediately 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," Trump continues. "Three were killed, and three were badly injured. An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans."

Trump also spent some time focusing on his opponent in November.

"Her bad instincts and her bad judgment: something pointed out by Bernie Sanders, is what caused so many of the disasters unfolding today," Trump said to applause. "But Hillary Clinton's legacy, does not have to be America's legacy." 

Not everyone in the building was a fan of Trump's speech. A protester interrupted his address with a sign that read "Build bridges, not walls." She was escorted out by police, and Trump used the opportunity to express his appreciation for law enforcement.

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