Donald Trump formally accepts GOP nomination for president

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes the stage during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Donald Trump has accepted the Republican nomination for president.

The New York billionaire formally became the GOP standard bearer Thursday night on the convention stage in Cleveland.

He will represent the Republican Party on the ballot in November.

Donald Trump says nearly 180,000 people who are in the United States illegally are a threat to the nation's safety.

He tells delegates at the Republican National Convention that, if he's elected president, he'll lead a country of "law and order."

The promise is the first point the Republican presidential nominee made in his convention address.

Trump says "attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life." He says "crime and violence" will end if he's elected president.

photo Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)