Last night, the 2020 Republican National Convention ended with a gaggle of speeches from Sen. Mitch McConnell, Ben Carson, Ivanka Trump and many others. Closing the night’s festivities, President Donald Trump spoke for nearly an hour to a crowd of nearly 2,000 people on the White House South Lawn. During his remarks, Trump touched on a number of topics including police violence, immigration and much more. Most notably, he went on the attack against his political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Biden is a Trojan horse for socialism. If Joe Biden doesn’t have the strength to stand up to wild-eyed Marxists like Bernie Sanders and his fellow radicals, then how is he ever going to stand up for you?” he asked.
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“The most dangerous aspect of the Biden platform is the attack on public safety. The Biden-Bernie manifesto calls for abolishing cash bail, immediately releasing 400,000 criminals onto your streets and into your neighborhoods,” he said.
In the backdrop of these remarks, sirens and protests could be heard in the background. Gathering just feet from the White House South Lawn, crowds loudly expressed their frustration with the administration, police violence against Black Americans and much more.
Many of last night’s demonstrators will gather again on Saturday at the National Action Network’s “Get Your Knee Off Our Neck” march in Washington, D.C. Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. Sheila Jackson and Democratic National Convention Chairman Tom Perez will speak during the event.