The billionaire's eldest daughter Ivanka will introduce her father.
Outside the convention hall, Cleveland's Public Square on July 21 attracted hundreds of demonstrators - both supporters and opponents of Trump - amid a sizable police presence. It was simply a recycled version of every Donald Trump speech over the a year ago, focused on Hillary Clinton, with plenty of red meat for Republicans, but not necessarily people of color or independent voters. It sounded like it was going to happen, but it didn't.
"Something has gone terribly wrong when one speaker says "vote your conscience" and gets booed", Clinton said. In response, they booed him as he left his stage. Thursday morning, Cruz attended the Texas GOP delegation's meeting and doubled down, saying he would not be a "servile puppy dog".
"There are still a lot of people at the convention and within the party who are not sure where he's going to stand". "Cruz is No. 1, he's not gonna endorse, the Trump campaign knew it".
Ted Cruz doesn't. And, really, why should he? Literally no fans, no friends.
"Beginning on January 20th of 2017, safety will be restored", Trump said.
"Donald Trump painted a dark picture of an America in decline", campaign chair John Podesta said in a statement about Trump's acceptance speech Thursday. Trump also said that the National Enquirer, which published the freakish and totally unsubstantiated story about Rafael Cruz and Oswald, should win a Pulitzer Prize.
"When Donald Trump is in charge, all that counts is ability, effort and excellence". "The legacy of Hillary Clinton: Death, destruction, terrorism and weakness", said Trump.
Last night was the final day of the Republican National Convention.
Cruz's speech was another stumble at a convention marked by several missteps, including a speech by Trump's wife, Melania, that included lines similar to those in a 2008 Democratic convention speech by President Barack Obama's wife, Michelle.
A particularly interesting moment was when Trump voiced his support for the LGBT community, and went off script to say he was happy to see the Republicans in the audience cheer for that. On Wednesday, a member of the Illinois Delegation was stripped of her credentials and removed from the convention after publishing a racist Facebook post. But he said Cruz "didn't honour" the pledge that Republican primary candidates had made to support the eventual GOP nominee.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence celebrate at the close of the convention.