Trump Defends RNC Address: ‘It Was An Optimistic Speech’

AP

Donald Trump denied his speech at the Republican National Convention was a dark one, arguing in an interview aired Sunday that it was an “optimistic speech.”

Trump was criticized for delivering what some considered a dark and gloomy speech on Thursday, providing statements that were incorrect related to the country’s crime, but suggested that the United States was headed for a dangerous future.

Trump defended his speech in an interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”

“Do you think it was a little dark?” host Chuck Todd asked Trump.

“No, oh, I thought it was very optimistic. To me, it was an optimistic speech,” Trump replied.

“Because we’re going to stop the problems. We’re going to stop the problems,” Trump continued. “In other words, sure, I talk about the problems, but we’re going to solve the problems.”

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