In response to criticism from prominent figures at the DNC who said Donald Trump's nomination speech was ''dark,'' the Republican presidential nominee says he thought his speech was ''actually very optimistic.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump fought back against some of the criticism made at the Democratic National Convention the night before in Philadelphia about his nomination speech Trump, who referred to the speakers in Philadelphia the night before, including President Barack Obama, as "haters" said his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was not "dark" but "actually very optimistic." Clinton made history on Tuesday when she became the first woman to secure the presidential nomination from a major party. When she formally accepts it on Thursday, she will become the Democratic standard-bearer against Republican nominee Trump in the Nov. 8 election. At the convention on Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination. Obama and Clinton were rivals in the hard-fought campaign for the 2008 Democratic nomination. After winning that election, he appointed her his secretary of state.