Biden delivers acceptance speech to close out Democratic National Convention

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The 2020 Democratic National Convention drew to a close on Thursday, with Joe Biden delivering his acceptance speech for the party’s presidential nomination in prime time. Other speakers included Sens. Cory Booker, Chris Coons and Tammy Duckworth, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Yang and “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who served as host and moderator or the virtual convention’s final night.

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    Joe Biden formally accepts Democratic nomination for president

    Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic party's nomination for president on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. After a decades-long career in public service, the former vice president would become the oldest president in U.S. history if elected.

    "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," Biden said.

    "It is with great honor and humility, I accept this nomination for president of the United States of America," Biden continued.

    (Democratic National Convention via Reuters)

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    Biden makes his closing argument at Democratic convention: 'It didn't have to be this bad'

    Without mentioning him by name, Biden quickly admonished President Trump, accusing him of abdicating his responsibility to the American public.

    “Just judge this president on the facts. Five million Americans infected by COVID-19. More than 170,000 Americans have died. By far the worst performance of any nation on earth,” said Biden.

    Biden said the president had been “looking for a miracle” when he could have helped stem the tide of the coronavirus before it was too late.

    "The tragedy that we face today is that it didn't have to be this bad. The president keeps waiting around, looking for a miracle. Well, I have news for him: Mr. President, no miracle is coming." Read more.

    (Democratic National Convention via AP)

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    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, watch fireworks with vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, at the conclusion of the final day of the Democratic National Convention, on Aug. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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    13-year-old Brayden Harrington tells DNC how Biden helped him conquer stutter

    On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a few minutes before Joe Biden’s speech accepting the presidential nomination, Brayden Harrington, a 13 year-old from New Hampshire, spoke about the special bond he shares with the former vice president: like Biden, he stutters.

    “Without Joe Biden,” Brayden said, “I wouldn’t be talking to you right now.” Harrington met Biden at a CNN town hall, where Biden talked about his lifelong struggle with stuttering. Biden told Brayden that they are “members of the same club.” Read more.

    (Democratic National Convention)

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    NBA star Steph Curry has 'very candid conversation' with his daughters

    NBA star Steph Curry and his wife, Ayesha, endorsed Joe Biden for president and had a "candid conversation" about politics with their two young daughters.

    "What would you say if you knew that Joe Biden was going to have a woman as his vice president," Curry asked.

    "Surprised, like, happy," Curry's daughter said.

    (Democratic National Convention via Reuters)

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    Billionaire Mike Bloomberg condemns Trump's business skills

    Mike Bloomberg, who ran an unsuccessful bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, attacked President Trump's business skills during remarks on day four of the Democratic National Convention.

    "Trump says we should vote for him because he's a great businessman," the billionaire former New York mayor said. "Really? He drove his companies into bankruptcy six times, always leaving behind customers and contractors who were cheated and swindled and stopped doing business with him. Well, this time all of us are paying the price. And we can't let him get away with it again."

    Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via Getty Images)