Newly minted Democratic White House nominee Joe Biden said US President Donald Trump has “cloaked America in darkness for much too long”.
The former US vice-president said his rival has unleashed “too much anger, too much fear, too much division”. His impassioned speech was the capstone of a political career spanning nearly half a century.
Mr Biden, 77, heads into the general election campaign with a clear lead in opinion polls over Mr Trump, 74. But with 75 days to go until the election the Republican president has plenty of time to narrow the gap.