Clinton: Trump 'painted a dark picture of America'

CLEVELAND — Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE’s campaign panned Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE's speech accepting the GOP presidential nomination, arguing the country can do far better than “prejudice and paranoia.”

"Tonight, Donald Trump painted a dark picture of an America in decline. And his answer — more fear, more division, more anger, more hate — was yet another reminder that he is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be President of the United States," campaign chairman John Podesta said in a statement shortly after Trump wrapped his lengthy address at the Republican National Convention.

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"He offered no real solutions to help working families get ahead or to keep our country safe, just more prejudice and paranoia. America is better than this. America is better than Donald Trump. Next week in Philadelphia, Democrats will focus on issues, not anger. We'll offer a positive vision for the future based on lifting America up, not tearing Americans down."

Democrats hammered Trump's speech as too doom and gloom instead of hopeful. 

But Republicans generally applauded the speech and saw Trump as prescribing a solution to eight years of Democratic policies. 

“I have a message for all of you: The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on Jan. 20, 2017, safety will be restored," Trump said in his speech that centered on law and order.

Clinton is expected to receive her party's nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention next week in Philadelphia.