Hillary Clinton Reacts To Donald Trump's RNC Speech With A Different Voice For America
So the games really have begun. The Republican Convention came to a rousing conclusion on Thursday night, with Donald Trump emerging the proclaimed victor of the RNC festivities. Trump yet again executed his indomitable showmanship, rallying thousands to scream "U.S.A., U.S.A.," in between his unending laundry list of Hillary Clinton wrongdoings. But it didn't take the Clinton campaign long to respond to his accusations and personal attacks. In fact, Clinton responded to Trump's RNC speech on Twitter the entire time he spoke.
The campaign tweeted statements directly to Trump, as well as GIFs and links to stories about the Republican nominee. They wrote things like, ".@realDonaldTrump: "I am your voice." We've heard that voice. And so have our children," and "We are better than this."
Trump declared Clinton's political legacy one of "death, destruction, terrorism, and weakness." To be more specific, he said, "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." Clinton addressed those attacks concerning her performance concerning her actions as Secretary of State with a timely photo as well as a tweet citing The Economist, which ranked Trump the third greatest threat to the global economy.
Trump did not disappoint in his attacks against illegal immigrants, drawing on the austere tone used at previous rallies when addressing barriers and immigration, again promising in his RNC speech to "build a wall," crack down on those who out stay their visas, and combat globalism. Trump also adhered to a rhetoric that pronounced immigrants as dangerous and posing threats to the safety of the country. He also attacked LGBTQ movement.
He even tried to rally Bernie Sanders' supporters, citing Sen. Sanders' opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, concern over job growth and globalism, never once mentioning that he hired immigrants to help build his economic empire.
A fact-check of Trump's RNC speech run by NPR showed a number of errors, including Trump's claim that many Democrats and Sanders supporters will be joining his movement. A recent Pew research poll showed that only 9 percent said they would plan to support Trump in the general election.
There's no doubt about it, Clinton went into Thursday night prepared to refute anything Trump said not just about her, but about what he would do as well. And she sure had a lot to say.