Donald Trump accepts Republican presidential nominationTrump painted a picture of a deeply troubled America that is behind both economically and politically and he said only he can fix it. "Tonight, I will share with you my plan of action for America", Trump said.
Even Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said the pledge is "more than a piece of paper". She said people who had doubts about the Bushes and Romney put them aside, and now it's time to do the same for Trump.
Throughout the Cleveland convention Republicans have rallied around chants of "lock her up".
"Wow, Ted Cruz got booed off the stage", Trump tweeted, noting that the Texas senator did not fulfill his pledge to support the Republican nominee.
Former Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' twitter account questioned Trump's assertion that he would tackle the country's problems "alone", rather than together with Congress.
The acceptance speech by Trump, 70, closed out a four-day convention that underscored his struggle to heal cracks in the Republican Party over his anti-illegal-immigrant rhetoric and concerns about his temperament. Yet Cruz and his aides said he had submitted his speech to the Trump campaign for review in advance, and argued they knew it included no endorsement.
Trump's final address, a seminal moment for the nominee and the Republican Party that he now leads, could act to counter some of the negative narrative from the convention.
Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president telling a nationwide audience that he is the voice for forgotten Americans.
Trump's big speech, which dragged on for well over an hour, was the longest in modern history.
He delivered on his promise to build a border wall, saying, "We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration".
"I don't care about the oneness of the party", said White, a nurse.
She watched the speech in the box reserved for Trump's family, accompanied by her son, Barron, the youngest of Donald Trump's children.
"I am extremely disappointed (that Kasich did not endorse Trump) but at the end of the day he is our governor", said Ken Jones, an OH delegate from Cincinnati.
John Creed of Liberty, an alternate delegate, said Trump "cut through all the noise". Trump is the nominee and we support him and will campaign for him.
Creed said several delegates came to Cleveland "very emotional about their candidates and we leave more united". I don't see him winning anyway, frankly.
But his wife, Kathi, a former Trumbull County Republican Party chairwoman, said, "My prayer is we walk out of here in good shape".
"Middle-income Americans and businesses will experience profound relief, and taxes will be greatly simplified for everyone", he will say according to the excerpts released by the campaign. "That includes renegotiating NAFTA to get a much better deal for America-and we'll walk away if we don't get that kind of a deal", he continued.