President Trump on Thursday wasted no time weighing in on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s acceptance speech, brushing off his agenda as “just words” while Biden was still speaking.
“In 47 years, Joe did none of the things of which he now speaks. He will never change, just words!” Trump wrote on Twitter as Biden spoke.
In 47 years, Joe did none of the things of which he now speaks. He will never change, just words!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2020
In his acceptance speech, Biden vowed to untie an America torn apart by crises ranging from the coronavirus pandemic and the economic upheaval it has caused to partisan divides and racial inequalities.
“Here and now I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us not the worst,” Biden declared. “I’ll be an ally of the light, not our darkness. And make no mistake, united we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America.”
The president’s campaign expanded on his tweet by dredging up Trump’s criticism that Biden’s campaign has been co-opted by the progressive wing of the Democratic party led by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, and freshmen Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York.
“By accepting his party’s nomination tonight, Joe Biden has formally become a pawn of the radical leftists,” Tim Murtaugh, Trump 2020 communications director, said in a statement. “His name is on the campaign logo, but the ideas come from the socialist extremists.”