President Trump Accepts The Republican Nomination For A Second Term

By Bill Galluccio

August 28, 2020


Speaking from the South Lawn of the White House, President Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for a second term on the final night of the Republican National Convention.

"I stand before you tonight honored by your support, proud of the extraordinary progress we have made together over the last four incredible years and brimming with confidence in the bright future we will build for America over the next four years," Trump said.

President Trump said this election is the most important one in the history of the country. He said it a choice between the Republican Party that wants to "save the American Dream" and the Democratic Party that wants "demolish our cherished destiny."

"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," he said.

Trump dubbed Joe Biden, the "destroyer of American greatness," and said he is trying to tear down the country.

"At the Democrat National Convention, Joe Biden and his party repeatedly assailed America as a land of racial, economic, and social injustice. So tonight, I ask you a very simple question: How can the Democrat Party ask to lead our country when it spends so much time tearing down our country?" Trump asked.

Trump blasted Biden's promise that he would shut down the country to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

"Instead of following the science, Joe Biden wants to inflict a painful shutdown on the entire country. His shutdown would inflict unthinkable and lasting harm on our nation's children, families, and citizens of all backgrounds," Trump said. "The cost of the Biden shutdown would be measured in increased drug overdoses, depression, alcohol addiction, suicides, heart attacks, economic devastation, and more. Joe Biden's plan is not a solution to the virus, but rather a surrender."

President Trump promised he would make America "safer" and "stronger" if he is reelected to a second term.

"We will make America prouder and we will make America greater than ever before. I am very, very proud to be the nominee of the Republican party. I love you all, God bless you, God bless America," Trump said

He was introduced by his daughter Ivanka, who highlighted all of the success her father has made during his first term. She pointed out how his administration helped reduce the cost of prescription drugs, despite fierce resistance from the pharmaceutical lobbyists. She also praised Trump for crossing party lines to pass a historic criminal justice reform bill. Ivanka said that President Trump defied expectations and kept the promises he made during his campaign, including recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the U.S. embassy there.

She admitted that her "dad's communication style is not to everyone's taste," but said that at the end of the day, he gets results.

"But the results, the results speak for themselves. He is so unapologetic about his beliefs that he has caused me and countless Americans to take a hard look at our own convictions and ask ourselves, what do we stand for? What kind of America do we want to leave for our children? I am more certain than ever before we want a future where our kids can believe in American greatness," she said.

She said that her father is continuously attacked for "being unconventional," which only means that he is doing something right.

"Dad, people attack you for being unconventional. But I love you for being real, and I respect you for being effective," she said.

"Washington has not changed Donald Trump. Donald Trump has changed Washington."

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