As it happened: Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination for US president

  • Agencies, Cleveland
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2016 10:01 IST
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak on the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. / (AFP)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “humbly and gratefully” accepted the Republican nomination at the Day 4 of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland.

“Friends, delegates and fellow Americans, I accept the Republican nomination ,” CBS News quoted Trump as saying on Thursday (US time).

Trump was introduced on the stage by his daughter Ivanka Trump who said that her father is the “People’s nominee”.

Live updates

9:45 am Soon after Donald Trump made one last promise to “make America great again,” a slow-moving, confetti-and-balloon blizzard floated down on the convention hall in Cleveland.

More than 125,000 balloons - some as big as beach balls - floated down on the dancing delegates.

The soundtrack for the spectacle was the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” - perhaps a strange choice.

Outside, fireworks illuminated the sky over Lake Erie.

9:17 am Donald Trump is reminding voters that the balance of power on the Supreme Court will be decided by the November election.

The Republican presidential nominee says in his convention speech that he wants judge who would uphold the Constitution.

9:11 am ‘We are better than this,’ tweets Hillary Clinton during Trump speech

9:01 am Donald Trump says he’ll turn what he believes are bad trade deals into great ones for the United States. And he says he’ll never sign a trade agreement that hurts workers or diminishes freedom.

The Republican presidential nominee also says he won’t let US companies relocate to other countries - laying off workers in the process - “without consequences.”

Trump says he’ll negotiate deals with individual countries, rather than complex agreements involving many nations.

8:57 am Donald Trump says that if he’s in the White House, he’ll protect gays and lesbians from violence.

8:51 am Trump repeats vow to build wall on Mexico border.

8:45 am Donald Trump is outlining his approach to fighting terrorism.

He says he’ll create the “best intelligence gathering operation in the world.”

The GOP presidential nominee says he’ll also abandon what he calls the “nation building” and “regime change” policies pushed by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, when she was secretary of state.

Trump isn’t mentioning former President George W. Bush, who led a war to oust Iraq’s Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Trump’s third focus is working with allies such as Israel - and he’s promising to block Syrian refugees from entering the country.

8:45 am A protester has interrupted Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention.

A woman waving a banner started yelling more than 20 minutes into the Trump’s remarks.

The GOP presidential nominee paused for nearly a minute while waiting for police to remove her.

8: 37 am Donald Trump is accusing America’s first black president of dividing the nation along racial lines.

The Republican presidential nominee is calling President Barack Obama’s rhetoric on race “irresponsible.”

Trump is blaming Obama for making the country more dangerous.

Trump is making the charges during his prime-time address at the Republican National Convention.

Trump says Obama “has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and colour.

8:34 am Trump vows to halt immigration from terror-linked countries.

Trump vowed to suspend immigration from countries “compromised by terrorism” and said their citizens were not welcome in America.

“We must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place,” he said.

“We don’t want them in our country,” he said to huge cheers and applause from delegates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

8:30 am Trump says he is ‘law and order candidate’ in US vote

8:14 am Republican nominee for US president Donald Trump told party delegates Thursday that his foreign policy would put Americans first if he is elected to the White House in November.

“The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponents, is that our plan will put America First. Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo,” he said.

“The American people will come first once again,” he said.

8: 10 am Donald Trump says nearly 180,000 people who are in the United States illegally are a threat to the nation’s safety.

He tells delegates at the Republican National Convention that, if he’s elected president, he’ll lead a country of “law and order.”

8:05 am Donald Trump is reminding voters that the balance of power on the Supreme Court will be decided by the November election.

The Republican presidential nominee says in his convention speech that he wants judge who would uphold the Constitution.

8:00 am Donald Trump “humbly and gratefully” accepts the Republican nomination for president, joins crowd in chant of “USA! USA!”

7:51 am Ivanka Trump is calling her father “the people’s nominee.”

Donald Trump’s oldest daughter tells the Republican National Convention that her father is a fighter.

She says she doesn’t consider herself a Republican or a Democrat. Sometimes, she says, she has a tough choice picking a presidential candidate.

“For more than a year, Donald Trump has been the people’s champion. And tonight, he is the people’s nominee,” said Ivanka.

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