Last week, President Biden delivered a strong and forceful speech in North Carolina, energizing a fired-up crowd. He made it clear that this election boils down to a fundamental choice: Biden believes in honesty, decency, and treating people with respect, ensuring everyone has a fair shot and no one is left behind. In contrast, Donald Trump sees America as a failing nation driven by revenge and retribution.

Highlighting Trump’s weaknesses, Biden acknowledged that while he may not debate as effectively as before, he’s resilient and bounces back when knocked down. Biden articulated a vision for the future focused on safeguarding democracy, protecting fundamental freedoms, and ensuring equal opportunities for all. He underscored the dangers Trump poses to working families, democracy, and the nation’s future.

Biden also called out Trump for his series of falsehoods during the recent debate:

  • Trump lied about his mishandling of the pandemic, which led to business closures, school shutdowns, and economic hardship.
  • He lied about his mistreatment of veterans, whom he derogatorily called ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’.
  • Trump also lied about his involvement in the January 6th insurrection.

The president pointed out that the rare instances when Trump spoke truthfully, he doubled down on his divisive policies:

  • Trump refused to commit to respecting election results.
  • He praised efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  • Trump defended tax cuts benefiting the ultra-wealthy.

In essence, Biden framed the election choice starkly: Trump threatens to undermine democracy, while Biden pledges to defend it with unwavering commitment.