The Democratic National Convention is officially in the books...and former VP Joe Biden has officially accepted his party's presidential nomination. In his sprawling speech of more than 20 minutes, Biden vowed to "overcome this season of darkness."
He noted the staggering toll of the coronavirus outbreak and slammed the Trump administration's response to the crisis. He said the "tragedy of where we are today is it didn't have to be this bad." Biden argued that President Trump has failed in his most basic duty to the nation, to protect Americans. He called it unforgivable and pledged to "protect America."
Biden pledged to be a President for all Americans, “not just his base." Biden called this a life-changing election with character, compassion and decency on the ballot, along with science and democracy. Biden said the choice in November's election could not be more clear. He argued that there is too much anger, fear and division in America. Biden vowed to be an "ally of the light and not the darkness."