Presidential candidate Donald Trump accepts the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Presidential candidate Donald Trump accepts the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Buzz: I, Trump

They’re not booing, they’re saying “Ted, Ted, Ted”: Real estate developer turned reality TV star turned politician Donald Trump “humbly and gratefully” accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president Thursday. With that out of the way, now he can turn his sights on doing everything it takes to crush Lyin’ Ted Cruz once and for all.

It’s 4:30 on a February afternoon in America: In his acceptance speech, Trump painted a dark picture of a nation in which violent crime is spiraling out of control, and promised to deliver “a country of law and order.” He also attacked globalism and free trade agreements, lambasted what he called Hillary Clinton’s “bad instincts” and “bad judgment,” and told Americans: “I am your voice.”

And to be fair, the last statement would be undeniably true — if we were a nation of angry old grandpas yelling at the clouds.

Consolation prize: And even if he loses in November, Trump need not go back to hawking steaks and get-rich-quick schemes: As of Thursday, there’s an intriguing opening at Fox News Channel.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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