Donald Trump lays out a searing indictment of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as corrupt and ineffective in a speech accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention and promises a foreign policy that will put “America first”. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican party's presidential nomination on Thursday (July 21), using his convention speech to launch a scathing attack on his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump told delegates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that Clinton had left a legacy of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness" in her tenure as Secretary of State. The New York businessman went on to lay out an America-centric foreign policy that he called "America First". "As long we are led by politicians who will not put America First, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect," he said. Trump went on to criticize Clinton for her conduct in an e-mail controversy that saw the FBI director criticize her as "careless" but fail to indict her as some Republicans wanted. The failure to indict Clinton, Trump said, showed that "corruption has reached a level like never before."