Trump backers play to fears of America on opening night of convention

donald-trumpOpening night of convention focuses on ‘make America safe again’ theme, with speeches from fiery Rudy Giuliani and chants to ‘lock Hillary up’ Donald Trump sought to assert control over a fractured Republican convention on Monday with a slate of speakers who emphasised his unabashed appeal to the fears of Americans. Appearing on stage for the first time, the once improbable candidate who will now be confirmed as the party’s nominee after quashing an earlier rebellion, simply declared: “We are going to win so big.”

He spoke briefly to introduce his wife Melania as “the next first lady of the United States” and watched as she painted a picture of the values they would bring to the White House, some of which were later revealed to have been plagiarised from a previous speech by Michelle Obama .

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