Transcript for Trump slams Biden in acceptance speech
Thank you. Now to the race for the white house tonight. President trump is campaigning in New Hampshire this evening after accepting his party's nomination last night. The Republican national convention from the south lawn of the white house. The large crowd there cheering on the president who took aim at Joe Biden. And tonight, Biden firing back. Here's our chief white house correspondent, Jonathan Karl. Reporter: The images presented the world as the president wants it to be, a celebration of all things trump. his name emblazoned in fireworks over the Washington skyline. Trump supporters shoulder-to-shoulder as if the pandemic that has raged for six months is a distant memory. The white house, his house. The fact is, I'm here. What's the name of that building? The fact is we're here and they're not. Reporter: On many levels, an alternative reality, the gathering in defiance of CDC guidance and local health regulations. Today Joe Biden called it a superspreader event. But the president who has marginalized the medical experts and misrepresented the threat proclaimed his handling of covid-19 a smashing success. To save as many lives as possible, we are focusing on the science, the facts and the data. Reporter: Even as the fireworks burst overhead, protestors outside offered a stark reminder of the number the president did not mention -- more than 180,000 Americans dead. His campaign focus is not the virus, but the violence on American streets. We must never allow mob rule. We can never allow mob rule. Reporter: His central argument, it will get worse under a president Biden. This election will decide whether we will defend the American way of life or whether we will allow a radical movement to completely dismantle and destroy it. Reporter: After it ended, some of the protests outside turned ugly. Trump supporters, including senator Rand Paul, were taunted and threatened as they headed home. For his part, Biden points out the violence is happening in Donald Trump's America. No justice! No peace! And today, a different protest in Washington -- a peaceful procession of tens of thousands, mostly wearing masks, calling for racial justice. The president had no words for them. Mr. President what is your message to the thousands of people on the mall? Jim, let's go. Jon Karl from Washington. President trump holding that rally in New Hampshire tonight as you reported. We know Joe Biden also preparing to go out on the campaign trail? Biden is preparing to hit key battleground states, David, after labor day, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. The campaign tells us that this will be done safely and in full accordance with local regulations on covid-19. Jon Karl, a long week. Thanks for being here every step soft way.
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