Trump’s greatest speech
(Skip ahead to 16:03 for the beginning of the speech.)
From an oratory perspective, closer to his worst speech. Trump was not good at reading from a teleprompter. He did a better job at the AIPAC speech. Trump has been wise to avoid teleprompters and adlib, but today he needed a prepared speech, and content-wise, it was a home-run speech.
It was a speech that no other Republican politician would have given, certainly not Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush. Those morons at National Review said that Trump is not a “real conservative,” but I guess their definition of a “conservative” is someone very slightly less liberal than Obama or Hillary Clinton except they are also pro-life and in favor of tax cuts for the top 1%.
Trump cited some facts about Islam that were talking points taken from right-wing blogs and websites that no other Republican politician would have dared say.
Trump emphasized that our immigration policy must be for the benefit of America.
He even said that the reason why wages haven’t increased during the last two decades is because of too much immigration. That wasn’t the emphasis of the speech, which was mostly about immigration as it relates to security. But I think it’s really important that he put that in there and connected immigration to unemployment and stagnant wages.
He loves the “LGBT community.” Their freedom to do whatever they want sexually is a core part of our American values. Who would have expected that from the Republican nominee for president? Will he be able to peel off the LGBT vote from Hillary?
He attacked political correctness.
He wants to hold the American Muslim community more accountable for the terrorists that occasionally spring forth. I agree 100%. Only if we hold them accountable will they change their behavior.
And of course, he attacked Hillary and Obama for allowing so much immigration from Islamic countries and for trying to increase it.
Trump has truly changed the entire language of the debate. That’s why I write about him so much. I just can’t help it. Trump’s candidacy is the biggest thing politically to happen to American since FDR. It doesn’t matter if Trump, himself, is a bozo who operated a rip-off real-estate scam “university.” Trump beating Hillary and becoming president is the only hope for America.