On Thursday evening (local time), incumbent President Donald Trump formally accepted candidacy for the US presidential election on behalf of the Republican Party. In his acceptance speech on the closing night of the Republican National Convention, Trump called the upcoming election “the most important election in United States history.”
Americans have to choose between “preserving the American dream and a socialist agenda,” said the president in the garden of the White House. The American president spoke for 70 minutes.
Trump was already formally re-elected as a presidential candidate by the Republican Party on Monday. He received the most votes from Republican Party representatives at the party convention in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. It was already known that Trump would run again in the election. Traditionally, however, the candidate is officially elected during the National Convention, which is also the case in the case of sitting presidents.
According to Trump, Democratic candidate Joe Biden as president will see to it that jobs go abroad and China will gain a lot of power in the US. Trump promised in his acceptance speech to impose tariffs on companies leaving the US. He also accused his opponent of wanting to withdraw funding for the police. Biden has explicitly stated several times that he does not want this.
The incumbent president promised to restore the US economy. “If I get reelected, the best will come,” Trump said. He also promised to beat the corona virus. However, the number of infections with the COVID-19 virus in the US is currently increasing by tens of thousands every day.
Trump also spoke during a convention on Monday
On Monday, Trump already delivered an unannounced speech in Charlotte, in which he criticized the Democratic Party and the media, among other things.
Trump accused the Democrats of “using the coronavirus to steal elections,” in pushing for postal voting, reiterating his claim that postal voting is prone to fraud. However, there is no evidence for this.
In the Nov. 3 election, Trump will take on Biden, who officially accepted his nomination at the Democratic Party convention last week. His vice-presidential candidate is Senator Kamala Harris. Trump joins Mike Pence, his current vice president.