Check this OP.ED from the Washington Post: (In acceptance speech, Trump’s America is a dark and desperate place)
According to USA Today;” The attacks on Hillary Clinton were excessive, even by the loose standards of modern political rhetoric. The chants of “lock her up” evoked the kind of foreign dictatorships for which Manafort has lobbied. Ben Carson’s speech connected her to Lucifer. Although he nominally was talking about a book in which her mentor Saul Alinsky briefly mentioned the fallen angel, many listeners might assume that he was accusing her of Satanism. To top it off, a Trump adviser said “Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.” Since threatening a former First Lady is a federal offense, the Secret Service is investigating.
And, few people remember it now, but at the 1980 Republican convention in Detroit, Ronald Reagan also declared that it was time to “make America great again.”
Reagan’s great America, however, was starkly different from Donald Trump’s. Reagan spoke in Detroit of “men and women of all races, nationalities and faiths bringing home to their families a decent paycheck.” For those without skills, he promised job training. And for those without opportunities, he promised economic stimulus. His convention was full of optimism — and specific plans to cut taxes, deregulate energy and enhance the military.
In contrast, the Trump convention this week in Cleveland was relentlessly negative, and animated by promised outcomes without practical ways of achieving them. In his acceptance speech Thursday evening, Trump depicted a nation in full-blown crisis, enduring “domestic disaster” and “international humiliation.” He vowed that only his firm leadership could “liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their communities.”
This capped a convention that was sharply partisan, rocked by internal division, largely devoid of policy, and seemingly incapable of getting excited by much other than putting Hillary Clinton in jail without due process.
Trump’s dark-and-stormy acceptance speech continued the themes of a primary campaign in which he declared that “America is going to hell” and that “stupid people” are in charge”. USA Editorial
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker debunked many of his claims such as; “The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50 percent compared to this point last year. “Donald Trump
This is wrong. The number of law enforcement officers killed on the job has increased 8 percent compared to this point in 2015. He may be referring to the total number of officers killed in shootings, which has increased 78 percent. This includes the recent shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
The overall number of police deaths has decreased in the past two decades. For the past 10 to 15 years, traffic-related incidents (including criminal pursuit and instances where officers are intentionally struck by offenders) have been the leading cause of death among police officers.
“The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50 percent compared to this point last year.” The facts: “The number of law enforcement officers killed on the job has increased 8 percent compared to this point in 2015. He may be referring to the total number of officers killed in shootings, which has increased 78 percent. This includes the recent shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
The overall number of police deaths has decreased in the past two decades. For the past 10 to 15 years, traffic-related incidents (including criminal pursuit and instances where officers are intentionally struck by offenders) have been the leading cause of death among police officers.’
Fifty-eight percent of African American youth are not employed.” The Facts:”The official unemployment rate for black youth is about half of what Trump says it is. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate among blacks 16 to 19 years old was 31.2 percent in June 2016. This official unemployment rate refers to jobless people who are actively looking for jobs, as a percentage of the total available workforce of people who are working or are looking for jobs.
It was a message of despair and the world has gone to hell and “The America he painted in his speech is badly broken and he is the only one who knows how to fix it.” (Washington Post)
The JTA posted:” Trump pledged to ease access to private schools, saying he would allow parents to send children “to the safe school of their choice.” (Meaning Parochial, Religious, Schools-(mine)) He also criticized the restriction on religious leaders preaching politics from the pulpit, known as the “Johnson amendment,” and said that he was “not sure I totally deserved” the support of Evangelical Christian communities.
Trump did not repeat his ban on Muslim immigration to the United States, though he proposed a modified version of that policy. He pledged to “immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place. We don’t want them in our country.”
The day before he had in a TV interview intimated that he would not honor the NATO agreement that an attack on one member was an attack on all and would be countered by all. He did say Thursday night that Israel was “our greatest ally” See this link:( CLICK )