Convention delegates support Trump’s free speech

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump flash two thumbs up as he introduces his wife Melania during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

CLEVELAND (WHTM) – Democracy is on display at the Republican National Convention, and it’s not always comfortable to watch.

Guys with guns. Guys with masks. Cops on horseback, in the air, and seemingly everywhere.

Free speech is also front and center.

Lots of protestors hate what Donald Trump says and the way he says it, but The Donald’s free speech is also a big part of his appeal.

“I think people are tired of politicians that will say anything and not gonna do anything,” Pennsylvania delegate Dick Stewart said. “I think people feel he’s gonna come in and get something accomplished.”

“He’s saying, maybe not in the way you or I would say it, but when you get through all that, get to the message, he’s saying what people are saying,” delegate and Dauphin County Commissioner Jeff Haste said.

But The Donald’s words can and will be used against him. It’s already happening. A Hillary Clinton add bashes his less than articulate moments.

“The American people are hurting and Hillary Clinton has no accomplishments whatsoever,” delegate Marc Scaringi said. “So, to look for silly things that Donald Trump said on the campaign trail, I don’t think American people are gonna go for it.”

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