Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump responded to the nomination of Democrat rival Hillary Clinton by criticising the "insulating collection of clichés" in her speech. Clinton accepted her party's nomination at the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia, a week after Trump accepted the GOP nomination in Ohio.

In a statement released following Clinton's speech, Trump said: "Hillary Clinton's speech was an insulting collection of clichés and recycled rhetoric. She spent the evening talking down to the American people she's looked down on her whole life.

"Hillary Clinton talks about unity, about E Pluribus Unum, but her globalist agenda denies American citizens the protections to which they are all entitled – tearing us apart. Her radical amnesty plan will take jobs, resources and benefits from the most vulnerable citizens of the United States and give them to the citizens of other countries.

"Her refusal to even say the words 'Radical Islam', or to mention her disaster in Libya, or her corrupt email scheme, all show how little she cares about the safety of the American people.

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"It's a speech delivered from a fantasy universe, not the reality we live in today."

Trump also used social media to criticise Clinton over her policies on terrorism and security, claiming she wanted a borderless land, but refusing to go into details on the strategy he would use to deal with terror groups such as Isis.

He added: "Hillary Clinton says America is stronger together. But in Hillary Clinton's America, millions of people are left out in the cold. She only stands together with the donors and special interests who've bankrolled her entire life.

"Excluded from Hillary Clinton's America are the suffering people living in our inner cities, or the victims of open borders and drug cartels, or the people who've lost their jobs because of the Clintons' trade deals, or any hardworking person who doesn't have enough money to get a seat at Hillary Clinton's table."

The pair are now officially campaigning for the presidency, having won their respective nominations, with the most recent polls showing Trump leading Clinton by up to three points in a direct race.