has written his final letter to the American people – as today is his last day in office before is sworn in.
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.’“
Macaulay Culkin has emerged from his notoriously private life to put the rumors to rest.
Despite being a fixture of the silver screen throughout the early 1990s with pop culture classics like Home Alone , My Girl and Richie Rich, Culkin retreated from the spotlight by the time he was just 14.
Despite resurfacing for projects scattered throughout the next decade, the actor never returned to quite the level of stardom he had achieved as an adolescent.
Still, his seclusion from Hollywood, an arrest for drug possession, a two-year teenage marriage and his grungy adult appearance had only further lured the paparazzi.
“The thing that bugged me was tabloids wrapping it all in this weird guise of concern. No, you’re trying to shift papers,” he continued to the newspaper.
In an industry fueled by the next big thing, Culkin is perfectly content these days with not having his every career move choreographed.
“People feel they have to be in perpetual motion, or drown. I’ve never had a problem saying I’ve got nothing lined up. Maybe I’ll take the next year off,” he explained.
When he’s not pining for free time, the actor and frontman of the Pizza Underground, which has announced its looming disbandment, finds bliss hustling behind the scenes. “Home is where my boots are.
I’m a big fan of jumping on people’s tourbuses, making myself useful, doing load-ins and outs,”he revealed to the outlet. “I do everything except the merch table. I tried that, but … we didn’t sell anything.”
After nearly four decades in the limelight, both willingly and begrudgingly, he has developed a way of managing the scrutiny.
“You take on a prey-like attitude, always scanning the horizon. It’s strange on dates, as it looks like you’re not paying attention. But I’ve stopped trying to think of myself in the third person, because that’s just gonna drive me nuts,” he explained. “Macaulay Culkin is out there, and I’m Mac. You guys can play with the first one.”
Still, despite his aversion to publicity, there’s one name he’s probably less interested in hearing than his own: Donald Trump . “He’s like the Candyman, we have to stop saying his name.”