Trump speech: Here is what politicians, journalists tweeted in response

  • AFP, Cleveland
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2016 11:24 IST
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with the Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence at the end of the Republican National Convention on Thursday. (AFP)

Donald Trump on Thursday night accepted the Republican nomination for President and promised Americans a return to a ‘safer’ United States with more job opportunities, called for a change in how things are run, attacked rival Hillary Clinton and said he would defeat the “barbarianism” of the Islamic State.

The following is a selection of reaction on Twitter to the New York billionaire’s speech.

Bernie Sanders, former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination

Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential nominee

Laura Ingraham, conservative host of the Laura Ingraham Show

Stephen King, author

Ari Fleischer, former White House spokesman for President George W. Bush

David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan

Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion

Michelle Malkin, conservative blogger

Meghan McCain, daughter of Republican Senator John McCain

Michael Cohen, Boston Globe columnist

Bill Kristol, founder of the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard

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