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Americans begin their worldwide apology tour for even nominating Donald Trump

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Not all of America. Yet.
  • Annalisa Merelli
By Annalisa Merelli

Senior reporter based in New York City

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

With a speech that spoke to the fears of conservative Americans, Donald Trump accepted the nomination to be the Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States.

But while the crowd cheered in Cleveland, many Americans found themselves embarrassed to hear his intolerant views, and to think he will—at least for the next couple of months—represent conservative America in the eyes of the world. To those watching yesterday, the US showed what many would consider its worst face—bigoted and extremist—a face many Americans don’t recognize as representative.

And so, some of them publicly offered their apologies, including celebrity businessman Mark Cuban, who has been openly criticizing Trump’s campaign on Twitter and elsewhere.

Ordinary citizens also took to social media to share their regret for the speech, and the nomination:

Many other personalities and people, while not apologizing directly, distances themselves from Trump’s rhetoric, using #notmyvoice and #betterthanthis, including several celebrities:

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