(L to R) Donald Trump Jr., Tiffany Trump, President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump stand on the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, in Washington. (AP/PTI)
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has officially accepted the Republican Party’s renomination for the November 3 election, while preaching his gospel of America First and casting his Democratic rival Joe Biden as a dangerous radical.
Speaking from the White House South Lawn on Thursday night, Trump appealed to the pride of Americans, saying that Biden and Democrats see the US as a racist country, “a wicked nation that should be punished”, and asked how he could lead with that view. He associated Biden with the radical wing of the Democratic Party, rekindling the old fears of socialism among some Americans.
“Biden is a trojan horse for socialism. If Joe Biden doesn’t have the strength to stand up to wild-eyed Marxists like Bernie Sanders and his fellow radicals, and there are many, there are many, many, we see them all the time, it’s incredible, actually, then how is he ever going to stand up for you?” He said that the safety of Americans would be endangered under Biden citing the recent riots and the rising crime rates in some states. Trump, who has been criticised for his handling of the COVID-19 crisis, defended his performance citing the manufacturing of medical supplies and equipment.