US election: Trump says Biden’s agenda ‘made in China’
United States President, Donald Trump, on Thursday night drew the curtains on the Republican National Convention with blistering attacks on his Democratic challenger in the November 3 presidential election, Joe Biden.
In a speech that lasted a little over an hour, Trump dismissed Biden as a puppet of China, repeating his claim that China would own America under his leadership.
The president began by formally accepting his nomination to seek re-election in November.
Thereafter, he 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 million 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 US 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 on our country?”
Trump described Biden’s public service record in the last 47 years as “a shameful roll call of the most catastrophic betrayals and blunders in our lifetime”.
said Biden spent his entire career on the wrong side of history; supporting China’s entry into the World Trade Organisation with devastating economic consequences for the US.