It’s the speech of a lifetime: Joe Biden appeared on Thursday evening, August 20, against America as champion of a more united Democratic family than in 2016, promising to turn the page on “Fear” and “Divisions”. The culmination of a political career that began almost 50 years ago, the 77-year-old former vice president of Barack Obama formally accepted the Democratic Party nomination from his home town of Wilmington, Delaware.
Pleading, in a rhythmic and spirited speech, for a “Generous and strong America”, he fiercely attacked the current White House tenant, never saying his name.
“The current president has shrouded America in darkness for far too long. Too much anger, too much fear, too many divisionsMr. Biden said. Here and now, I promise you: if you trust me and hand me over the presidency, I will bring out the best in us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light and not of the darkness. “
“The time for flirting with dictators is over”
In a speech of just 25 minutes, he promised a clean break from the Republican billionaire on the Covid-19 pandemic. “The president keeps telling us that the virus will go away. He continues to hope for a miracle “, he stormed. “I’m going to teach him something: there will be no miracles”, he added, promising the implementation of his national strategy against the Covid-19 pandemic “On the first day” of its mandate.
“Our economy will never regain its strength until we tackle this virus”, he hammered.
Promising to be “United” of America’s allies, he felt that “The time of flirting with dictators was over ”. “Under a Biden presidency, America will not turn a blind eye if Russia places bounties on the heads of American soldiers. And will not tolerate foreign interference ” in the elections, he continued, promising to defend the “Human rights and dignity”.
Eagerly awaited for this great oral after months of relative self-effacement, the former vice-president, familiar with blunders, cleared the obstacle without a hitch.
Biden’s doomsday painting portrayed by Trump
Crisscrossing America to occupy the field, Donald Trump traveled to Pennsylvania on Thursday, a stone’s throw from Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton. “The survival of our country is at stake (…) These people have gone mad”, he said, painting an apocalyptic picture if his opponents won on November 3.
“If you want to imagine life under a Biden presidency, imagine the smoldering ruins of Minneapolis, the violent anarchy of Portland and the bloodstained sidewalks of Chicago in every city in America.”, he added.