On Thursday, Trump warned that his election partner wants to destroy “American greatness” in a speech accepting the Republican nomination for a second term against a backdrop of explosive racial tensions and the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The former celebrity real estate developer declared himself all that stands between Americans and the disaster he claimed his weak Democratic rival would bring if he wins on November 3.
Trump said, “This election will decide whether we save the American Dream. Joe Biden is not a savior of America’s soul. He is the destroyer of America’s jobs and given the chance, he will be the destroyer of American greatness.”
Despite of the Trump’s warnings of chaos, his bid for reelection is already taking place amid levels of turmoil the country has not seen for decades, a fact rubbed in by a Black Lives Matter protest outside the White House, with shouting and vuvezela trumpets audible inside the fences.
Trump spoke from the White House’s South Lawn, which he had transformed into a flashy event center for the final night of the Republican convention.
Trump said, “If the left gains power, they will demolish the suburbs, confiscate your guns”. Trump said this on branding Biden as a man with a history of betrayals and blunders.
Biden responded in twitter asking, “When Donald Trump says tonight you wont be safe in Joe Biden’s America, look around and ask yourself :How safe do you feel in Donald Trump’s America?”
The hardline message comes as the country reels in shock at the videotaped shooting by a police officer of an American African man during an attempted arrest in front ofhis children, and at sometimes violent protests erupting afterward.
Days of demonstrations and rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have transformed the small town into a national arena for America’s painful tensions over racial justice, police violence and gun rights.
When teenaged vigilante, reportedly a Trump fan, allegedly killed two people and seriously wounded a third at a protest Tuesday night, the perfect storm was complete.
Democrats asserts that police forces across the country are plagued by institutional racism. Trump is leading Republican pushback, banking on the idea that Americans will be angrier at scenes of rioting than at police abuses.
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor and current personal lawyer to Trump, said in his warm up speech “If Biden is elected, along with the Democrats who are unwilling to speak out against this anarchy,then the crime wave will intensify and spread from cities and towns to suburbs and beyond. When Trump is reelected the damage will stop.”
Biden team accuses Trump of being derelict on the coronavirus, which has killed more than 180,000 Americans so far. On the race front , Biden goes further.
Biden said, “He views this is a political benefit to him. He is rooting for more violence not less. He is pouring gasoline on the fire.”
In addition to soaring racial tensions, the US is still struggling to master the coronavirus outbreak or get schools and business back fully open.
But Trump said what he had been his administration constant success in handling the health crisis and economic fallout.
At South Lawn Party, there was no effort to enforce social distancing and many people did not wear masks.
The White House, announced that large government purchase of 150 million rapid coronavirus tests from Abbott Laboratories to help schools and business to reopen safely.