(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s 70-minute speech accepting the Republican nomination for a second term misrepresented the positions of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and cherry-picked data on the coronavirus and jobs.



a person wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.


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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.

In his speech from the White House, Trump painted Biden, long known as a moderate Democrat, as a “Trojan Horse” who would unleash socialist policies. Those claims misstated the Democrat’s positions on a number of issues including energy and immigration.

Trump also minimized the still-raging pandemic and suggested the U.S. was far better off both in terms of public health and the economy.

Jobs and the Economy

Trump: “Thanks to our Paycheck Protection Program, we have saved or supported more than 50 million American jobs,” he said. “Over the past

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