United States President Donald Trump on Thursday night closed the Republican National Convention with blistering attacks on his Democratic challenger in the November presidential election, Joe Biden.
In a speech that lasted a little over an hour, Trump dismissed Biden as a puppet of China, repeating his claims that China would own America under his leadership.
The president began by formally accepting his nomination to seek re-election in November. He then went for Biden, saying the former Vice President’s victory would spell doom for the American Dream and the people’s common destiny.
Speaking in front of no fewer than 1,000 people at the White House South Lawn, the president said the election was the most important in the country’s history.
He said: “At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies or two agendas.
“This election will decide whether we save the American Dream or whether we allow a socialist agenda to demolish our cherished destiny.
“It will decide whether we rapidly create millions of high-paying jobs or whether we crush our industries and send millions of these jobs overseas as has been done for many decades.
“This election will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans, or whether we give free rein to violent anarchists, agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens.”
The president said during last week’s Democratic National Convention, Biden and his fellow party members portrayed the United States as a land of racial, economic and social injustice.
“Tonight, I ask you a simple question: how can the Democratic Party ask to lead our country when it spent so much time tearing down our country?” he stated.