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Trump to Give Unvarnished Take on Biden in RNC Speech

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is set to excoriate Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in his speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention.

Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaigns communications director, said the media has generally “ignored or glossed over” many of the criticisms of Joe Bidens record, whom he called an “empty shell” of a candidate.

“So weve determined that the only way, the best way to really punch through is if the president delivers this message himself,” Murtaugh told media on an Aug. 27 call.

“Tonight, the president will deliver a tough speech because Americans have tough choices in front of them. And we really feel that unless the president does it, the media will be tempted not to cover it.”

Murtaugh said Trump will deliver two distinct visions of the United States—his and Bidens.

“The president will go after Joe Biden for his radical left-wing agenda on a variety of topics—our borders, our nations borders, taxes, energy policy, trade, China, of course, and areas involving crime,” Murtaugh said.

“This will be the unvarnished Joe Biden record and the unvarnished Joe Biden agenda—not the cleansed and scrubbed version that we saw during the Democratic National Convention last week.”

Murtaugh confirmed that Trump is expected to say the following: “At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas.

“We have spent the last four years reversing the damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. At the Democrat convention, you barely heard a word about their agenda. But thats not because they dont have one. Its because their agenda is the most extreme set of proposals ever put forward by a major party nominee.”

Joe Biden at DNC
Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden gives a thank you speech with supporters during the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention on Aug. 18, 2020. (Handout/DNCC via Getty Images)

Trump will lay out his key accomplishments as well as his vision for the next four years, Murtaugh said.

He will contrast the Biden platform with his own, with such excerpts as: “The Republican Party goes forward united, determined, and ready to welcome millions of Democrats, independents, and anyone who believes in the Greatness of America and the righteous heart of the American people.”

“This towering American spirit has prevailed over every challenge, and lifted us to the summit of human endeavor.”

Politico was the first to obtain the excerpts of Trumps speech and the Trump campaign later confirmed their authenticity.

Again criticizing the media, Murtaugh said an overarching goal of the convention was to show “who a Trump supporter is, what a Trump supporter believes, where they come from, and how they are Read More From Source

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