After two weeks of unending negative media coverage, Donald Trump needed to shift the narrative.

The liberal media had been in full attack mode, and Hillary had edged into a narrow lead in the polls.

But this one speech by Trump demonstrated the election is far from over.

Trump had postponed a speech he had billed as a major takedown of Hillary Clinton because of the Orlando terror attack.

Instead, he delivered a response to the refusal of Obama and Hillary to address radical Islamic terrorism.

But to many Republicans, it was worth the wait.

Trump unloaded on Hillary with attacks that left conservatives cheering and liberal media members in a panic.

Trump blasted Hillary as a “world-class liar”, “perhaps the most corrupt person ever to run for the presidency”, a candidate who sold out Americans for “corrupt globalism”, and for possessing disastrous judgment that led to foreign policy catastrophes all across the globe.

CNN reports on Trump’s declaration:

The presumptive Democratic nominee is “a world-class liar,” Trump said during a 40 minute speech in New York in which he slammed Clinton for everything from using a private email server to backing free trade.

“Just look at her pathetic email and server statements … or her phony landing in Bosnia, where she said she was under attack, but the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers.”

Painting Clinton as the candidate of inertia and the unsatisfactory status quo, he called her message “old and tired.”

“Her message is that things can’t change,” Trump said. “My message is that things have to change — and this is our one chance to do it and may be our only chance to do that change.”

Trump also attacked Clinton for supporting open borders, global trade deals that have devastated our manufacturing base, and wanting to appoint Supreme Court Justices that will eliminate the Second Amendment.

He ripped Clinton for being the poster child for a rigged political system where special interests buy off politicians who then head to Washington to do their bidding.

Conservatives were thrilled to see a Republican finally take the fight to the Clintons on their corruption and history of scandal in such personal terms.

Politico reports:

And Rush Limbaugh, for one, was delighted by the tack Trump took in ripping Clinton, saying he would traffic in territory that other Republicans wouldn’t.

 Indeed, many of Trump’s attacks were either unsourced or were at odds with publicly available information — his assertion, for instance, that Clinton is backed financially by “Communist China” — but Limbaugh saw that as Trump being willing to take off the gloves in a way that a more genteel class of politician wouldn’t.

 “So Trump basically said things about Hillary Clinton that you just don’t hear Republicans saying … But you just do not hear Mitt Romney say this, for example. You wouldn’t hear the Bush family talk this way about Hillary,” Limbaugh said. “You wouldn’t hear fellow establishment types talk about this, ’cause it’s too close to home for all of them. But Trump can say this stuff as an outsider.”

 Many establishment Republicans are uncomfortable with these lines of attack.

They claim the focus should be on the issues.

But their methods have led to decades of Republican defeat at the hands of Bill and Hillary.

When Hillary was defeated by Obama in the 2008 Democrat primary, it was because Obama was able to paint her as yesterday’s news and a politician who was entrenched in a system of insider deals that left everyday Americans behind.

Trump seized on this and expanded the argument.

He is staying on the issues.

But he is focusing on the issue that will defeat the Clintons — their personal corruption.