[Content Note: Bigotry; fearmongering.]
"It was a relentlessly grim and gloomy picture of America, built on thinly disguised racial distrust and paranoia. It was a portrait that was also essentially false. ...But portraying America in such a dark light let Trump cast himself as the nation's dark hero, a kind of billionaire-businessman fixer, unbound by rules or expectations of decorum—President Batman, the only one with the guts and the will to fight for the people."—Peter Suderman, in a piece for Reason bluntly headlined: "Donald Trump's RNC Speech Was a Terrifying Display of Nightmarish Authoritarianism."