Trump Warns Biden Will ‘Demolish the American Dream’ in Speech Riddled with Falsehoods

Trump Warns Biden Will ‘Demolish the American Dream’ in Speech Riddled with Falsehoods

President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday was dark and aimed squarely at former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump warned that a Democratic victory in November would destroy the country.

The President’s speech also featured a litany of false claims, as fact checkers at news organizations worldwide were quick to point out. His central message was clear however: a Biden presidency would ‘demolish the American dream‘ – a claim that didn’t seem like a pitch to crucial swing voters as much as throwing out even more red meat to his political base.

“This is the most important election in the history of our country,” Trump said, echoing what many of his fiercest opponents have been saying for months.

“At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas,” he said.

In a 70-minute address, Trump revisited what’s been his party’s preoccupation throughout the convention: ‘law and order’ and the supposed chaos a Democratic White House would unleash on the nation. In typical Trump style, there was plenty of rhetoric and more than a few falsehoods.

“Joe Biden is not the savior of America’s soul – he is the destroyer of America’s jobs, and if given the chance, he will be the destroyer of American greatness,” Trump said.

Though the President’s speech – perhaps the most important he will ever deliver – has yet to have an impact on the election, initial commentary on the address deemed it flat and lackluster, lacking the ferocity of his now infamous ‘American Carnage’ speech of four years ago.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor