In accepting GOP nomination, Trump will pledge to end 'crime and violence' across U.S.

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Donald Trump is pledging that as president, he'll end "crime and violence" across the country.

Excerpts of his speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention are being released ahead of his address, and the GOP presidential nominee is taking a tough law-and-order stance.

Here's what he says: "The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th, 2017, safety will be restored."

That's the day that President Obama's term ends.

Trump says America is "far less safe — and the world is far less stable — than when Obama made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America's foreign policy."

He blames her "bad instincts and her bad judgment" for causing "many of the disasters unfolding today."

Trump is promising to lower taxes, cut regulation and give parents more choice in selecting their children's schools.