CLEVELAND – Donald Trump finally had his big moment at the Republican National Convention. On Thursday night Trump appeared on the RNC stage in Cleveland and provided a stark portrayal of the state of the country, saying he’s the candidate who can turn things around and promised to be the champion of disaffected Americans.
Speaking to “the forgotten men and women of our country,” the people who “work hard but no longer have a voice,” Trump pledged as president to restore a sense of public safety, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from what he referred to as Hillary Clinton’s record of “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.”
And for the first time in RNC history the issue of LGBTQ rights and protection was mentioned by a presidential candidates.
During his speech Trump called for protecting the “LGBTQ community.” Four years ago, Mitt Romney never uttered the word “gay,” much less the full acronym.
In his speech Trump said he would do everything in his power to protect the country’s LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology. The statement brought cheers from the members of the convention audience.