The "blue-collar billionaire" has used social media to propel his once-unfathomable campaign. But Trump's Twitter account, naturally, was radio silent during his more than hour-long speech to close out the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. In his address, he promised to lead America back to prosperity, eliminate political correctness and restore law and order.
"Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," said Trump to a raucous crowd inside Quicken Loans Arena. "My message is that things have to change -- and they have to change right now."
On Twitter, reaction of course was swift, including from his soon-to-be Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton:
Not to be outdone, fellow Democrat (and campaign agitator/watchdog) Bernie Sanders laid into Trump with more than two dozen tweets:
But, Speaker Paul Ryan came to Trump's defense, apparently charged up from Trump's rouser:
And Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus also toed the party line:
As chants of "Trump! Trump! Trump!" filled the arena and the traditional red-and-white balloons fell down on attendees, a classic Rolling Stones song filled the air. The song choice left some perplexed, and still others saw it as an extension of the evening's ominous tone.