Cites firing Tennessee Valley Authority chief for hiring H-1B workers.
As he accepted the Republican nomination for a second term, President Donald Trump launched a tirade against his Democratic rival Joe Biden while touting his policy of “pro-American immigration.”
“In perhaps no area did the Washington special interests try harder to stop us than on my policy of pro-American immigration,” he said in a 70- minute speech Thursday night from the South lawn of the White House.
“But I refused to back down – and today America’s borders are more secure than ever before,” Trump said while arguing “no one will be safe in Biden’s America.”
As an example of his pro-American policy, he cited the firing of Tennessee Valley Authority Chairman after “it laid off hundreds of American Workers and forced them to train their lower-paid foreign replacements.”
“And now, those talented American Workers have their old jobs back, and some are here with us this evening,” Trump said asking them to stand up.
The President did not mention either India or H-1B, but during the on-camera firing of two TVA executives at the White House earlier this month, one tech worker said that 70% of H-1B workers in the US come from India.
For most part Trump’s speech closing the four day Republican National Convention took aim at Biden branding him as “the destroyer of America’s jobs” and “the destroyer of American greatness.”
“Joe Biden is not the savior of America’s soul – he is the destroyer of America’s jobs, and if given the chance, he will be the destroyer of American greatness,” he said.
While Biden never mentioned Trump’s name even once during his Democratic acceptance speech last week, the President attacked his rival by name more than 40 times.
But he did not mention even once the historic nomination of Kamala Harris, the first black and Indian American woman vice presidential candidate, that has brought some two million voters from the community center stage.
Seeking four more years in the White House, Trump argued he’s kept his promises and delivered on them.
“In a new term as president, we will again build the greatest economy in history – quickly returning to full employment, soaring incomes and record prosperity,” he vowed.
Branding Biden as “a trojan horse for socialism,” Trump said he would be subservient to the extreme left of the Democratic Party.
He warned the November “election will decide whether we save the American dream, or whether we allow a socialist agenda to demolish our cherished destiny.”
Meanwhile, Trump’s use of the White House for political purposes in defiance of conventional Washington norms brought angry reactions from the Democrats.
Get off our lawn,” former presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, tweeted as Trump accepted the Republican nomination in front of the White House with two large Trump campaign signs posted on either side of the stage.
“My blood is boiling over political banners at the White House,” former Sen. Claire McCaskill wrote. “Awful. Just awful.”
“Let’s be clear,” wrote former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor of South Bend, Indiana “It is wrong and illegal to use federal property and taxpayer resources for partisan campaigning.”