Biden highlights that her running mate, Kamala Harris, “has overcome all obstacles” and “is US history.” The Democratic candidate accuses Trump of inaction against the coronavirus and of hoping for “miracles”
The Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, has assured this Thursday in his acceptance speech that the United States will bring “the light” to a “period of darkness”, after the president, Donald Trump, has not assumed his responsibilities, and has asked voters if this is the country they want for their children and their families.
Biden, who already accepted the nomination on the first day of the Democratic Convention, closed the meeting with a speech in which he highlighted the need to go to vote, as the United States is at stake whether or not to exit “a period of darkness”, based on “anger”, “fear” and “division”.
“Here and now, I give you my word: if you entrust me with the Presidency, I will turn to the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of light, not of darkness. It is time that we, the people, we unite “, has expressed.
“Now history has led us to one of the most difficult times that the United States has ever faced. Four historical crises, all at the same time. A perfect storm,” Biden said in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, the crisis economic, racial conflicts and climate change.
“We are ready,” remarked Biden, who has criticized Trump’s management in the new coronavirus crisis, because “he is still waiting for a miracle”, since “after all this time, the president still does not have a plan.”
Unlike him, he has pointed out, since if elected, he has promised to implement a “national strategy” that he has claimed to have been “drawing since March.”
“We will develop and deploy rapid tests with results available immediately. We will manufacture the medical supplies and protective equipment that our country needs. We will manufacture them here, in America, so that we are never at the mercy of China or other foreign countries again,” he said. .
Biden has pointed out that in the event that Trump is re-elected, it will not be difficult to guess what will come next considering the background and has predicted that the cases and deaths from COVID-19 “will continue to be too high, more family businesses will close their doors. “And likewise,” working families will have a hard time surviving, “while the richest 1 percent will get tens of billions of dollars in new tax breaks.”
This Thursday an atypical Democratic Convention has concluded, due to how it has developed due to the health crisis of the new coronavirus. The usual pomp to which this type of event is used to have been replaced by aseptic virtual connections, in which important party figures, – such as Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, or Bernie Sanders -, as well as activists, representatives and civil life activists, and even victims of the coronavirus or racial violence, have been parading to show their support for Biden, and above all to criticize Trump.
“KAMALA HARRIS IS HISTORY OF AMERICA”
Biden has assured that if he has the support of the voters in the next elections on November 3, he will not have to do the job alone, as he will have the presence of Kamala Harris, who will be, he said, a “great vice president “.
From a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, Harris becomes the first black woman of Asian origin to be nominated in the presidential race by one of the two great parties in the United States.
It was precisely that racial heritage that Biden referred to to highlight all the obstacles that Harris has had to overcome throughout her life.
“Her story is American history. She knows all the obstacles that are in the way so many women, African Americans, Asian Americans, and immigrants, in this country,” she acknowledged.
The former President Barack Obama’s ‘number two’ has also highlighted the belligerent role that Harris has played during her political career against the role of the big banks and the arms lobby.
“No one has been harsher in criticizing the current administration for its extremism, its failure to comply with the law, its failure to simply tell the truth,” de Harris stressed.
Biden has delved into the racial question and has recalled the memory of George Floyd, the African-American citizen who died under the knee of the Minneapolis Police officer, Derek Chauvin, while imploring that he could not breathe, for whom he already saved a minute of silence on the first day of the convention.
“Perhaps the assassination of George Floyd was a breaking point. America is ready to leave behind the heavy burden of hate and begin the hard work of eradicating our systemic racism,” he promised.
After former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slipped the previous day that she lost the last elections to Trump due to the alleged interference of the Moscow Government, Russia has sneaked into the Democratic Convention again.
On this occasion, Biden has assured that the United States “will not turn a blind eye” to the alleged “rewards” that the Kremlin, which has always denied it, would have promised in exchange for the lives of American soldiers.
“I will not allow foreign interference in our most sacred exercise of democracy, voting,” Biden has said, in keeping with the theories Clinton launched the day before.
“I will always defend our values of Human Rights and dignity. I will work with a common purpose for a safer, more peaceful and prosperous world,” he said.
Finally, Biden has appealed to the patriotism of the Americans to achieve a victory in this “battle” in which the “soul” of the United States is at stake, a nation, he said, subject to the designs of God.
“Let’s start together, you and I, one nation under God, united in our love for America, and in our love for one another. Because love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear, and light is more powerful than darkness. “This is our moment. This is our mission “, has closed.
For health reasons, Biden already announced that he would remain in the state of Delaware, and would not be present in Milwaukee, a place chosen by the Democratic Party to celebrate its national convention, from where musical performances and people have been given way. been participating.
However, that has not prevented Democratic supporters and militants from coming to the parking lots of the party’s headquarters throughout the United States to follow Biden’s speech and close the night with fireworks.