Attendees at the recently concluded Republican National Convention referred to Democratic candidate Joe Biden as weak and likewise noted that he is the most likely to lead the United States into war.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, speakers highlighted the Trump administration’s efforts to eliminate ISIS, confront China and Iran, and order the return of troops.
“In four years, Donald Trump didn’t start any new wars,” former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell said Wednesday night, Aug. 26. “He brought troops home. He rebuilt the military and signed peace deals that make Americans safer.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) also said on Tuesday that Biden is a candidate who supports the war in Iraq and would lead the country into a new conflict if elected.
“Compare President Trump with the disastrous record of Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, who consistently called for more war,” said Paul. He then added, “Joe Biden voted for the Iraq war, which President Trump has long called the worst geopolitical mistake of our generation,” The Hill reported.
The Paul emphasized that Biden supported the wars in Serbia, Syria, and Libya so it was foreseeable that he would return to a warmongering stance. “Biden will continue to spill our blood and our treasure. President Trump will bring our heroes home,” he added.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Halley said, “Obama and Biden let North Korea threaten America. President Trump rejected that weakness, and we passed the toughest sanctions on North Korea in history.
“Obama and Biden let Iran get away with murder and literally sent them a plane full of cash. President Trump did the right thing and ripped up the Iran nuclear deal,” Halley added.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday night, Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, highlighted the Trump administration’s decision to carry out an operation against Iranian terrorist mastermind Qassem Soleimani, adding that he was responsible for hundreds of U.S. military deaths in Iraq.
“But make no mistake, President Trump is no hawk,” Kellogg added. “He wisely wields the sword when required but believes in seeking peace instead of perpetual conflict.”
Kellogg noted that unlike his opponents, President Trump has kept his promises to “keep us out of unnecessary conflict and to pursue an end to endless wars.”
On Thursday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said the United States needed a president who would defend it, not one who would kneel, in connection with intelligence reports that the Chinese Communist Party would be backing the Democratic candidate.
“China’s not giving up, in fact, they’re rooting for Joe Biden. America’s other enemies won’t give up either. But Joe Biden would be as wrong and weak over the next four years as he has been for the last fifty,” Cotton said.
In his speech on “warmongers” and “globalization fanatics,” Grenell said, “No candidate dared to admit that anything had gone very wrong with U.S. foreign policy. That the American voter, the American soldier, and the American taxpayer had been let down.”