Donald Trump accepted his nomination as the Republican candidate. His speech in the White House is a mixture of self-aggrandizement and attacks on his challenger Joe Biden.
In his nomination speech, US President Donald Trump warned of the destruction of the country by a “socialist agenda” and attacked his challenger Joe Biden sharply. The November presidential election will decide “whether we save the American dream or whether we allow a socialist agenda to destroy our cherished destiny,” Trump said Thursday night (local time) in his White House speech.
A Biden victory would only exacerbate the crises that ravaged the United States, Trump said. At the same time, he accepted his party’s nomination as a presidential candidate. “Never before have voters been faced with a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies or two agendas,” Trump said. “This choice will determine whether we will save the American dream or allow a socialist agenda to destroy our beloved destiny.”
Trump calls Biden a ‘job destroyer’
“Joe Biden is not the savior of America’s soul – he is the destroyer of America’s jobs,” said the Republican. “And if he gets the chance, he will be the destroyer of American greatness.”
The November election is about whether “millions of well-paid jobs” would be created or whether US industry would be “ground” and millions of jobs sent abroad, Trump said. Voters would decide whether “law-abiding Americans would be protected” or whether “violent anarchists, agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens” would be given free rein.
At the same time, the president used his speech to praise his own policies. For example, again he claims that he did an exceptional amount for the African American in the country. “I say with great humility that I have done more for the African American community than any president since Abraham Lincoln,” Trump said.
Under Republican Lincoln as president, the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution was passed by Congress, which abolished slavery in the US. After earlier similar statements by Trump, experts cited, among other things, the electoral law passed in 1965 following protests during Lyndon B. Johnson’s tenure. This allowed all American citizens, regardless of skin color and origin, to vote in elections and be elected to public office.
Trump advertises that unemployment among African Americans had fallen to an all-time low before the corona pandemic. He also provided funding for historically black universities. His judicial reform resulted in the release of many black prisoners.
Corona guidelines not adhered to at party congress
In the speech, Trump officially accepted his reappointment as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate. He will apply for a second term in the elections on November 3. In polls he is currently behind Biden. The president should be especially critical of his approach to the corona pandemic and dealing with the wave of protests against racism and police brutality.
Trump made his speech in violation of custom for a party event on the South Lawn of the White House. For this reason, critics beforehand accused him of misusing the historic site as a symbol of power for a party political election campaign.
He had already spoken the other three days of the party meeting, breaking the tradition that the candidate would wait for his acceptance speech on the last night of the convention. In addition, despite the corona pandemic, more than 1,000 spectators were in the area, many of whom were not wearing protective masks.