President Donald Trump’s eldest son helped the Republican Party kick off their nationwide conference on Monday night time with an assault on Democratic challenger Joe Biden, as different audio system additionally laid into the previous vice chairman.
“Biden’s radical left-wing policies would stop our economic recovery cold,” Donald Trump Jr. stated. “He’s already talking about shutting the country down again. It’s madness.”
The GOP incumbent’s oldest son stated Biden has supported “the worst trade deals in the history of the planet,” corresponding to Nafta, which the Trump administration has changed, as he additionally accused the Democratic nominee of eager to “bring in more illegal immigrants to take jobs from American citizens.” In addition, he went after Biden for promising to repeal most of Trump’s tax cuts.
“Biden has promised to take that money back out of your pocket and keep it in the swamp,” Trump Jr. stated.
“That makes sense though, considering Joe Biden is basically the Loch Ness monster of the swamp. For the past half-century, he’s been lurking around in there. He sticks his head up every now and then to run for president, then he disappears and doesn’t do much in between.”
The president’s son linked shutdowns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and up to date violent protests following police killings of Black Americans, saying the November presidential election is nearly “shaping up to be church, work and school vs. rioting, looting and vandalism — or, in the words of Biden and the Democrats, ‘peaceful protesting.’”
The remarks got here on the primary night time of the Republican National Convention, after the president earlier within the day formally secured the get together’s nomination. The president additionally appeared in individual through the occasion’s roll-call voting in Charlotte, N.C., and criticized Biden for not touring to his get together’s conference final week amid public-health issues through the coronavirus pandemic.
Among the opposite audio system on the GOP occasion on Monday night time have been Nikki Haley, the previous South Carolina governor who served because the Trump administration’s ambassador to the United Nations, in addition to Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, and Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who brandished weapons at protesters throughout a racial-injustice demonstration exterior their house.
“This president has a record of strength and success,” Haley stated. “The former vice president has a record of weakness and failure. Joe Biden is good for Iran and ISIS, great for Communist China, and he’s a godsend to everyone who wants America to apologize, abstain and abandon our values.”
Scott, who’s Black, praised the Trump administration’s work with a 2018 criminal-justice reform regulation, whereas blasting Biden’s observe file on racial points. The senator introduced up Biden’s suggestion that voters “ain’t Black” in the event that they take into account backing Trump, in addition to the veteran Democratic politician’s assist for 1994 crime laws that’s blamed for mass incarcerations of minorities.
“If you stand up for yourself and for the values our country was founded on, the mob spurred on by their allies in the media will try to destroy you,” Mark McCloskey stated. “You know that we’re not the kind of people who back down. Thankfully, neither is Donald Trump.”
Trump additionally was featured, as anticipated, throughout Monday night time’s programming, showing in a single pre-recorded video through which he praised front-line employees and defended his administration’s dealing with of the U.S. Postal Service. He additionally appeared in one other clip with Americans who had been hostages in Syria, Venezuela and different international locations earlier than being freed following strikes by the Trump administration.
“We’re taking good care of our postal workers,” Trump informed the front-line employees, who included a USPS worker, a trucker, a nurse, a police officer and others. “Believe me, we’re not getting rid of our postal workers. You know they’d like to sort of put that out there.”
Trump and his fellow Republicans have been anticipated to aggressively counterattack the Democrats and their presidential nominee at this week’s GOP conference, a four-day affair that goals to make the case that it’s Trump and never Biden who can revive the pandemic-battered U.S. financial system.
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