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Twitter found Donald Trump’s speech to be the darkest timeline

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Death and destruction, poverty, pain and hopelessness, terrorism and traitors — Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was a particularly horrific timeline of the United States under President Barack Obama.

Trump’s acceptance speech at the convention garnered a lot of criticism on Twitter for being a notably gloomy worldview — and for deliberately misrepresenting the facts.

Former President George H.W. Bush’s speechwriter called it "dark" and "frightening."

Others pointed to its fearmongering, like Wall Street Journal reporter Bret Stephens:

The Atlantic’s James Fallows — who was previously a speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter — shared a similar sentiment to Stephens, adding that the speech was a clear sign of Trump’s pivot toward the general election.

Notably more even-tempered than during his appearances in the primaries, Trump hinted at his more "presidential" demeanor.

Meghan McCain, a Fox News contributor and the daughter of former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, saw the speech as the end of an era in Republican politics.

And Norm Ornstein, the political science who predicted Trump’s rise before everyone else, may have had the darkest take of them all, noting that the speech was best fit for Nazi propaganda filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl.

Trump’s silver lining: Only he, and he alone, can save the American public from this calamity.

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