In a dark and gloomy speech, President Donald J. Trump claimed that Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden would destroy the country. Speaking at the Republican National Convention from the White House Lawn, Trump painted a picture full of “violent anarchists” who would exploit “weak Joe Biden.”
“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,” Trump said. “And this election will decide whether we will defend the American way of life, or whether we allow a radical movement to completely dismantle and destroy it.”
The speech took place on the White House South Lawn. Over 2,000 were in attendance. Many were not wearing masks and seats were clustered fewer than six feet apart. Some were concerned with the ethics of Trump delivering the speech from the White House. The night was capped with a gargantuan fireworks display.
Blake is a writer focused on non-profits and trade industries. He has told the stories of countless peacebuilders while covering international development with the nonprofit Search for Common Ground. He is a graduate of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.