Trump’s RNC Speech Positions Himself as Champion of the ‘Forgotten’

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 6.47.26 PMTonight Trump’s speech is going to be one for the history books. His focus? The American people. Which is a nice change compared to Obama and Hillary. Check it.

Donald J. Trump plans to use his prime time acceptance speech on Thursday night to denounce “15 years of wars in the Middle East” and attack politicians in both parties for failing to stand up for blue-collar Americans, according to a draft of his remarks.

In the prepared text, Mr. Trump casts his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, as an agent of international elites who has erred in her judgment on foreign and economic policy. He repeats a favorite description of himself, as a “law-and-order candidate,” and pays tribute to the families of crime victims hurt by illegal immigrants.

A spokesman for Mr. Trump confirmed that the text represented a draft of his speech, but would not confirm if it was the most current iteration of the address. After 6 p.m., the Trump campaign released excerpts from the address, in which Mr. Trump promises to cut taxes and regulation and redirect foreign policy to ensure that other countries “treat America with respect.”

In the sections released by the campaign, Mr. Trump levels pointed criticism at Mrs. Clinton’s “bad instincts” on policy.

But in the longer draft, Mr. Trump also directs his attacks more broadly, assailing policies that have been favored by both Democrats and Republicans — including his own running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana.

He paints a dire picture of a country in flames and a world at war, and blames establishment leaders in Washington.

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