He didn't disappoint. There were lot of speculations as to whether he will soften his approach and try to win back the moderates. He didn't. In his forceful, ultra-nationalistic and blunt style, he laid out a 10-point plan to rid the US free of the danger stemming out of undocumented, unlawful migrants.
Some of the points he made:
- The Mexican wall will come up, and Mexico will pay for it
- The wall will be a high-tech one with sensors and all to monitor movement
- No sympathy and amnesty for migrants
- Out of 11 million illegal immigrants, 2 million are criminals. They will be deported.
- Law enforcement officials who know who and where these criminals will have to act immediately.
- Many countries have refused to take back immigrants sent back from the US. They will have to take them back. US won't keep those criminals, just because the countries from where they came from won't take them back.
- No visa for people from countries which have no proper vetting system. He named Syria and Libya
- Immigrants will be subjected to extreme vetting
- Welfare of Americans will come before welfare of migrants
It remains to be seen if one campaign speech can do a world of good for Trump, after he made a series of reckless gaffes and slipped in ratings.
Anyway it will be interesting to see how Hillary Clinton and her campaign responds.