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US President Donald Trump looks on after delivering his acceptance speech for the Republican Party’s re-election nomination Thursday
Donald Trump addressed the Republican National Convention (RNC) Thursday with a re-appointment acceptance speech that threatened voters with “violence” and “chaos” under the leadership of Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent.

The US president, who has been sentenced for his decision to use the White House as the backdrop for this week’s 2020 convention, ended the speech with fireworks above the nearby Washington Monument – another government property.

Amid the continued protests in Wisconsin over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Mr Biden quickly fired back and said: ‘When Donald Trump says tonight you won’t be safe in Joe’s America Biden, look around and ask yourself: how safe are you. to feel in Donald Trump’s America?

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Meghan McCain condemns Ivanka’s praise for her father

Following Ivanka Trump’s celebration (or admission) that “her father’s communication style is not to everyone’s liking,” the daughter of the late Republican Senator John McCain denounced the the White House.

It’s not a “style of communication”, its cruelty and indecency, “Meghan McCain tweeted Thursday night.

This criticism came just hours after hundreds of employees of Republican John McCain, George W Bush and Senator Mitt Romney announced their endorsement of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, citing numerous failures by the Trump administration over the pandemic of coronavirus.

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Trump mocks Biden for ‘hugging’

In another controversial moment in Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican convention, the president mocked his Democratic opponent Joe Biden as someone who gave blue collar workers “hugs and even kisses”.

In what appeared to be a sexual innuendo, Mr Trump said: “For 47 years Joe Biden has taken donations from blue collar workers, given them hugs and even kisses …”

As members of the audience laughed and applauded, Mr. Trump paused, raised his eyebrows and smiled.

Although Mr. Biden has been criticized in the past for being too tactile, he has not called women who disagree with him “mean” or expressed support for “Grab[ing] ’em by the p *** y,’ as Mr. Trump sadly put it.

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“Trump 2020” spelled on Washington monument

Following criticism for using federal government properties and employees throughout the Republican convention this week, the US president closed the Republican convention on Thursday evening with an impressive fireworks display above the Washington monument which spelled “Trump” and “2020”.

The crowd, which included the president and some 150 attendees, watched from the White House as Democrats accused the Republican Party of blurring the lines between campaign and government.

Gino Spocchia28 August 2020 10:27

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“Trump 2020” spelled on Washington monument

Following criticism for using federal government properties and employees throughout the Republican convention this week, the US president closed the Republican convention on Thursday evening with an impressive fireworks display above the Washington monument which spelled “Trump” and “2020”.

The crowd, which included the president and some 150 attendees, watched from the White House as Democrats accused the Republican Party of blurring the lines between campaign and government.

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In the end, a speech that spanned four years did not provide much detail on what another term would entail.

Instead, Donald Trump addressed the Republican convention with hard lines of attack against his opponent, Joe Biden, whose political career was sacked by the incumbent.

“We have spent the past four years reversing the damage Joe Biden inflicted over the past 47 years,” President Trump said, referring to the career of the former senator and vice president in Washington.

Further accusations of “job destruction” and “America’s greatness” come amid the sharpest economic downturn since World War II and a pandemic that has seen the United States record nearly six million cases – more than any other country.

John T Bennett has the analysis on the speech that unofficially launched the home stretch in the November elections, here:

Gino SpocchiaAugust 28, 2020 09:32

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“What is the name of this building?”

The president, who was standing behind a lectern adorned with the presidential seal, smiled as he turned and pointed to the White House, asking, “What’s the name of this building?” ».

“The point is, we are here and they are not,” Donald Trump told the Republican convention crowd on the South Lawn, who laughed in unison Thursday night as he attacked his Democratic opponents.

“To me it’s one of the most beautiful buildings in the world,” he added, amid widespread accusations that the Trump administration violated the Hatch Act, a 1939 law intended to prevent the cross between political campaign and government.

While White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said this week that “no one outside the Beltway really cares,” referring to the interstate highway that surrounds Washington DC, Democratic politicians , including former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, called the background “false and illegal”.

“Let’s be clear: it is wrong and illegal to use federal property and taxpayer resources for a partisan campaign,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday.

Another former Democratic presidential candidate, Amy Klobuchar, has told Mr. Trump to “get out of our lawn.”

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Trump and Biden clash for law and order

US President Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination Thursday with a controversial White House speech attacking Democratic opponent Joe Biden as someone who “would destroy the greatness of America.”

“This election will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans, or whether we give free rein to the violent law-abiding agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens,” Trump said on the fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention ( RNC) in a speech that lasted over an hour.

“No one will be safe in Biden’s America,” he added, despite anger over racial injustice in Portland, Minneapolis and Kenosha, Wisconsin this summer, all of which saw protesters collide to federal law enforcement and Republican praise for those who take up arms against protesters.

These claims will allow Republicans to get the message across that the civil unrest and violence following police actions against black Americans such as Jacob Blake was facilitated by Democratic leaders in those cities and states.

Other speakers at the RNC this week also mistakenly claimed that Mr Biden would “dismantle the police,” as demanded by some anti-racist activists.

As the night progressed, Mr. Biden hit back at Mr. Trump on Twitter, writing: “When Donald Trump says tonight you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America, look around and ask yourself : how secure do you feel in Donald Trump. America? “

Additional reports by Reuters

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