During the closing night of the Republican convention, President Donald Trump warned Joe Biden to “destroy” the American dream if he won the White House in November.
The president portrayed his Democratic contender as a “destroyer of American greatness.”
Donald Trump has said Democrats will unleash “violent anarchists” against American cities.
Joe Biden has a solid single-digit lead in President Trump’s poll with 68 days until voters return their sentences.
The end of the RNC heralds a 10-week sprint to election day, and the upcoming campaign is expected to be one of the ugliest in memory.
On August 27, President Trump asked voters for another four years in office, promising to dispel the coronavirus pandemic that devastated the U.S. economy and quell civil strife sparked by police killings of African Americans.
He accepted the re-nomination of the GOP from the South Meadow of the White House.
Donald Trump said: “These elections will decide whether to save the American dream or allow the socialist agenda to destroy our cherished destiny.”
He added: “Your vote will decide whether to protect law-abiding Americans or give free rein to violent anarchists, agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens.”
His reference to the nation’s sometimes violent protests against racial justice in recent months came as hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside the White House.
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Some of their shouts and car horns could be heard in South Meadow, although new fences were erected around the perimeter of the White House this week to keep protesters at bay.
President Trump said Democrats at their party congress last week denounced America as a place of racial, social and economic injustice.
He said: “So tonight, I am asking you a very simple question – how can the Democratic Party want to lead our country after spending so much time in overthrowing our country?
“In the opposite view of the left, they do not see America as the freest, fairest and most exclusive nation on earth. Instead, they see a wicked nation to be punished for its sins.
In a bubble attack on the long political life of his opponent Donald Trump continued: “Joe Biden has spent his entire career outsourcing the dreams of American workers, redirecting their jobs, opening their borders and sending their sons and daughters to fight in endless foreign wars.”
While President Trump portrayed his candidate as a “Trojan horse for socialism,” Joe Biden’s long experience as politically moderate hampered him as he raced to win his party’s nomination.
Donald Trump mentioned Joe Biden more than 40 times; The Democrat repeatedly mentioned Donald Trump in his speech last week, although the president’s criticism penetrated Joe Biden’s remarks.