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Trump assails Biden, accepting Republican nomination for a second term

Trump attacked Democratic rival Biden in front of a large crowd on the South Lawn of the White House, as Republicans warned of a 'lawless and dangerous' America if Biden wins. As the virus spreads, Trump spoke in front of more than 1,000 people, which also drew criticism that he was using the residence for partisan purposes.

In a reminder of the country's divisions, attendees could hear anti-Trump protesters at nearby Black Lives Matter Plaza as he spoke.

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Trump promises tariffs on companies that leave U.S. to create jobs overseas

“We will impose tariffs on any company that leaves America to produce jobs overseas,” Trump said in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. “We’ll make sure our companies and jobs stay in our country, as I’ve already been doing. Joe Biden’s agenda is Made in China. My agenda is Made in the USA.”

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President Trump's son Barron listens to his father deliver his acceptance speech.

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When there is police misconduct, the justice system must hold wrongdoers fully and completely accountable, and it will. But what we can never have in America – and must never allow – is mob rule. We can never allow mob rule. In the strongest possible terms, the Republican Party condemns the rioting, looting, arson and violence we have seen in Democrat-run cities like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago, and New York.There is violence and danger in the streets of many Democrat-run cities throughout America. This problem could easily be fixed if they wanted to. Just call we're ready to go in. We'll take care of your problem in a matter of hours. We must always have law and order.

President Trump, ad-libs in bold
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