CLEVELAND, the United States, July 21 (Xinhua) — New York billionaire Donald Trump officially accepted the presidential nomination of the U.S. Republican Party Thursday night on the final day of the Republican National Convention.

Trump formally accepted the party's presidential nomination, saying "I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States." Accepting the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the billionaire twice pledged to be a "voice" for working Americans, restore law and order and to confound elites and doubters by winning the White House in November.

"Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," Trump said. "My message is that things have to change — and they have to change right now." Trump, whose unpredictable campaign has broken every rule of politics, will portray America as a broken nation that only he can fix.
"I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end," he said. "Beginning on January 20th, 2017, safety will be restored."

Trump's address was the most crucial moment yet in his transformation from a brash tycoon and reality star with a sometimes vulgar tongue to a politician with an expansive vision of disruptive change who could become President. It offered him a chance to soothe divisions in both the country as a whole and his party, where tensions were exposed Wednesday by Ted Cruz's refusal to endorse Trump.