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Trump accepts GOP's nomination, focuses on law and order

Sets record for longest acceptance speech ever
Posted: 9:37 PM, Jul 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-22 17:43:24Z

Republican nominee Donald Trump officially accepted his party's nomination Thursday evening in an hour-plus-long address to the GOP delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. 

Trump spent most of his speech focusing on enforcing laws, and blaming recent episodes of turmoil in the Middle East and America on President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

The address, according to CSPAN, was the longest acceptance speech in modern convention history. 

Trump claimed that Obama had allowed for too much crime and lawlessness in his tenure. 

"I will work with, and appoint, the best prosecutors and law enforcement officials in the country to get the job done," Trump said. "In this race for the White House, I am the Law And Order candidate. The irresponsible rhetoric of our President, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and color, has made America a more dangerous environment."

Thursday's final night of the four-day GOP convention largely avoided the controversy that took place in previous days at the convention. The only hiccup was during the middle of Trump's speech when a lone protester was removed from the arena. 

Trump was largely unfazed by the outburst and continued with his scathing rebuke of Democratic Party policies.