For nearly a week, Donald Trump’s loved ones took the podium to speak highly of the presidential candidate during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
But tonight, it was Donald’s turn to take the stage and not only accept his nomination, but talk about what he plans to do if he becomes the next president of the United States of America.
However, in the middle of his delivery, the speech was halted by a Code Pink protester who stole attention away from Trump when she was seen holding up a sign and heard yelling, “Build bridges, not walls.”
NBC commentators told viewers, “Protester holding up a sign ‘build bridges not walls.’ There were people there that tried to take the sign away from her. We’re seeing police move in there…It’s code pink again, Lester. We saw this same group and in particular this woman is someone who I believe lives in Washington. I’ve seen her at a lot of hearings over the years. She’s a code pink protester.”
Police escorted the woman, identified as Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin, off the premises, to which Trump responded, “How great are the police? How great is Cleveland?”
A press release on Code Pink’s website included a statement from Benjamin, which read: “Scapegoating immigrants and refugees—some of the most marginalized and powerless members of our society—for the problems we face as a nation is deeply racist.
“I rose to disrupt Trump’s ‘victory speech’ tonight to make sure that no one, whether in the arena or watching in their living room, could overlook the horrifying racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and misogyny that is at the root of Donald Trump’s ideology. We want to build bridges not walls, and we want peace and love, not hate and war.”
Trump continued with his speech, touching on the recent violence that’s been plaguing our nation, the unemployment rates and the debt of our country. Trump promised the crowd that should he take office, he’ll make sure “American people come first again.”
He continues, “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.”
Trump talked about the law enforcement officials who have been killed in various cities across America, and said, “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.”
And when it comes to immigration, Trump plans to suspend any entries to those who have been compromised with terrorism.
“I only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values and love our people. Anyonewho endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never will be.”Trump concluded, “I have loved my life in business. But now, my sole and exclusive mission is to go to work for our country—to go to work for all of you. It’s time to deliver a victory for the American people. 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.”
He then challenges Hillary Clinton ‘s slogan “I’m With Her” with his own version: “I choose to recite a different pledge.
My pledge reads, ‘I’m with you, the American people.’“