The outrageous statements Trump made after winning the Republican nomination

Ali Zain 11:41 AM | 22 Jul, 2016
The outrageous statements Trump made after winning the Republican nomination
WASHINGTON - Even as Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for the upcoming 2016 US presidential election at the party's National Convention, he could not help repeating the controversial statements that have caused critics to term his campaign as one of the most divisive in the country's history.

During his acceptance speech, he announced that he would be tough on crime and illegal immigrants, presenting a picture of an America under siege by illegal migrants and Islamist militants.

The Republican nominee also reiterated his desire to build a "great border wall" to stop the illegal migrants who, according to him, were taking away the jobs of Americans.

He also claimed unique expertise in the task of "fixing" America. "Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," he said.

Trump also re-emphasized his desire to implement a foreign policy based on the principle of "America First". "We will never sign bad trade deals," Trump vowed, while outlining foreign policy goals that critics have termed isolationist.

The New York businessman also accused Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton for having a history of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness".

However, as the public called for her to be locked up, Trump proposed a different solution. "Let’s defeat her in November," he said.

"After 15 years of wars in the Middle East, after trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it has ever been before.

Despite Trump's populist appeal, the Republican National Convention, which was supposed to nominate him as the party's presidential candidate, was boycotted by several Republican bigwigs such as 2012 nominee Mitt Romney and the entire Bush family.

Trump's now-defeated rival in the Republican nominee race, Ted Cruz, also refused to endorse the outspoken businessman, although he did congratulate the latter for winning the Republican nomination.

Ali Zain
Ali Zain

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers ...


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was hovering at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


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