The former president called his political opponents "vermin" and said immigration is "poisoning the blood" of the U.S., echoing language used by Adolf Hitler, raising questions about authoritarianism.
The senator from Minnesota often references "the receipts," an online slang phrase, on the presidential campaign trail. Linguists say it emphasizes accountability and works across audiences.
Donald Trump's manner of speaking has caught the ears of supporters and detractors alike. He sounds different than past presidents, and his authentic rhetoric seems to mimic stand-up comedy.
In going after Hillary Clinton on gun rights, Trump suggests her Secret Service detail disarm and "see what happens." It recalls an earlier statement that "Second Amendment people" could stop Clinton.
Hillary Clinton has struggled to find a message that resonated, but her motto "stronger together" found new meaning in recent weeks due to its contrast with Donald Trump's convention and message.
Scuffles between Trump backers and protesters in the arena led to the cancellation of the event, and followed episodes of tension and violence this week in Missouri, Florida and North Carolina.
As more critics point to an undercurrent of bigotry in some of Donald Trump's statements, journalists grapple with how to characterize what he says — and what he means.