Here are a few excerpts from Donald Trump’s victory speech from the Associated Press.
At the bottom of the post there is also that full speech.
The way Donald Trump can confidently assure us of his own greatness is a bit painful (like saying that he would be “more presidential” than every President except Abraham Lincoln). But the clips that the Associated Press chose don’t include some noteworthy high points.
According to the Washington Post,
Speaking from his golf club in Jupiter, Fla., Trump delivered an impassioned and colorful defense of his business credentials, his candidacy and his personal brand itself. He vowed to work to reelect fellow Republicans up and down the ballot this fall and argued that his campaign was the only one truly expanding the GOP coalition.
“The turnout has been just massive for every week,” Trump said. “We will take many, many people away from the Democrats.”
As a pro-life, Christian conservative, I can’t vote for Trump over a pro-life conservative candidate. (Trump claims to now be pro-life but his praise for Planned Parenthood makes him less than credible.) But listening to this speech, I can’t see why a Trump presidency would be such a disaster the way some conservatives claim.
Yes, Donald Trump is a statist. But so is Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Bush has cratered and it looks like Rubio will soon do the same. If the price of their defeat is a Trump Presidency, is that so expensive? Conservatives have been wanting to see the Republican establishment defeated and humiliated for decades. It is something I’ve longed for since the one-term reign of George H. W. Bush. Shouldn’t we be glad for Trump’s help?
Trump’s argument that he will defeat Hillary makes sense to me. Democrat turnout is low. More Democrats may vote for Trump.
If Trump gets these same voters to reelect Republican congressmen, how is that going to hurt the party? It may give it new life.
And if Hillary wins, so what? That would have happened anyway if the establishment had foisted Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio on us. At least Trump has publicly beaten them. That is a blessing no matter what happens next.