Trump hit out at the divisions which would be caused by his opponent's socialist agenda
28 August 2020

Donald Trump launches scathing attack on Joe Biden, who ‘would demolish the American dream'

Donald Trump has challenged voters to save the American dream in a scathing attack on his rival for the White House, Joe Biden.

On the final night of the Republican convention, and using the White House as a Hollywood-style backdrop, the President told a large and, significantly, largely unmasked audience: "Your vote will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans, or whether we give free rein to violent anarchists, agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens."

The 74-year-old is currently polling eight points behind the Democratic nominee with just over two months until the country heads to the ballot.

Biden is currently leading Trump in the polls (SIPA USA/PA Images)

But in a bid to win over more undecided voters, Trump took the opportunity to drill home the difficulties he believes Americans would face with Biden in the Oval Office, drawing on his opponent’s experience as vice-president to Barack Obama.

He said: "This election will decide whether we save the American dream or whether we allow a socialist agenda to demolish our cherished destiny.

"So tonight, I ask you a very simple question," he added. "How can the Democrat party ask to lead our country when it spends so much time tearing down our country?
"In the left's backward view, they do not see America as the most free, just and exceptional nation on earth. Instead, they see a wicked nation that must be punished for its sins.
"Joe Biden spent his entire career outsourcing the dreams of American workers, offshoring their jobs, opening their borders and sending their sons and daughters to fight in endless foreign wars."

Trump and Biden will go head-to-head in the first election debate on September 29.

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