In his Republican National Convention speech Thursday night, Donald Trump played on recent terrorist attacks and a spate of violence in the country, promising that “safety will be restored” if he wins the election. Proclaiming himself the “law and order candidate,” Trump said he could put a stop to crime and violence. “Beginning on January 20, of 2017, safety will be restored,” he said, without elaborating on how specifically he could put an end to the nation’s crime and violence. Trump’s campaign has repeatedly been criticized for playing on fear and fueling anger, which at times has led to violent clashes at his rallies. Trump himself has been accused of encouraging violence at his campaign events, raising questions about how he would abolish violence when he has previously threatened to punch a protester in the face and offered to pay the legal fees for a supporter who violently attacked a protester.