Joe Biden has accepted the nomination of Democratic Party as its candidate for president in the November election.
Standing in a largely empty arena in his home state of Delaware on Thursday, he vowed to heal a country battered by the pandemic and divided, he claimed, by four years of Donald Trump's presidency.
"The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger, too much fear, too much division. Here and now, I give you my word: If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light not of the darkness."
This marks the conclusion of a four-day Democratic convention that was held virtually because of the pandemic.
Responding, Trump tweeted that Biden's agenda is "just words," claiming the Senator and former vice president has done none of the things he spoke about during his 47 years in politics.
Trump is expected to accept his party's nomination next week to face Biden in the November 3rd presidential election.