Several members of President Donald Trump’s family are slated to address this week’s Republican National Convention, kicking off on Monday evening with a speech from his eldest son.
Donald Trump Jr. devoted much of his appearance to delivering a wide-ranging attack on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, as reported by The Hill.
“Lurking around in there”
Describing the former vice president as the “Loch Ness monster” of the D.C. “swamp,” he warned that Biden would “crush the working man and woman” and embolden a radical progressive faction within the nation if he is elected president in November.
During his roughly 10-minute speech, Trump taunted “Beijing Biden” over the perception that he is more concerned with China’s welfare than that of Americans.
As part of his effort to paint Biden’s lengthy career in public service as ineffective, Trump accused him of outsourcing U.S. manufacturing jobs through trade deals like NAFTA.
“That makes sense, considering Joe Biden is basically the Loch Ness monster of the swamp,” he said. “For the past half-century, he’s been lurking around in there. He sticks his head up every now and then to run for president, then he disappears and doesn’t do much in between.”
Beyond a Biden administration’s perceived negative impact on the working class, Trump further presented the nominee as an existential threat to law and order.
“It will be the ‘silenced majority'”
Insisting that Biden would enable left-wing mobs as well as a culture of intolerance toward American history and traditional values, Trump said this election could bring about a rapid societal shift.
“Joe Biden and the radical left are also now coming for our freedom of speech and want to bully us into submission,” he said. “If they get their way, it will no longer be the ‘silent majority, it will be the ‘silenced majority.'”
The elder Trump similarly took aim at the Democratic Party during his convention speech on Monday, specifically highlighting his belief that mail-in voting efforts could pave the way for widespread election fraud.
“We have to be very careful because they’re trying it again with this whole 80 million mail-in ballots that they’re working on, sending them out to people that didn’t ask for them, they didn’t ask, they just get them and it’s not fair and it’s not right and it’s not going to be possible to tabulate in my opinion,” the president said.
While the Democrats might be trying to paint Trump and his allies as the obstructionists ahead of Election Day, speakers at the RNC are shedding light on their own concerns about election interference.