Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination for 2nd term as President of the US

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US President Donald Trump (AP photo)
US President Donald Trump (AP photo)

Washington : Donald Trump on Friday officially accepted the Republican nomination for the second term as the President of the United States, attacking his rival Joe Biden and tagging him as a threat to the "American Dream".

In his 70-minute address from the White House, Donald Trump was after Joe Biden in his best capability.

"No one will be safe in Biden's America," he said.

"This election will decide whether we save the American Dream," Trump said, rejecting Biden's main campaign slogan about saving America's soul.

"He's the destroyer of America's jobs and given the chance, he'll be the destroyer of American greatness."

Meanwhile, Trump's re-election faces the biggest hurdle from coronavirus pandemic that has engulfed majority of America.

Covid-19 has killed more than 180,000 Americans so far, while the nation's painful reckoning over racial justice was playing out outside the White House where a Black Lives Matter protest, complete with shouting and vuvuzela trumpets, was audible inside the fences.

"If the left gains power, they will demolish the suburbs, confiscate your guns," he said, branding Biden as a man with a history of "betrayals" and "blunders."

But Biden was quick to reply Trump.

"When Donald Trump says tonight you won't be safe in Joe Biden's America, look around and ask yourself: How safe do you feel in Donald Trump's America?" Biden tweeted.