PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Reaction to President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention is not hard to find.
On Thursday night, he officially accepted his party’s nomination to run for a second term.READ MORE: Snow-Covered Roads and Sidewalks Still An Issue In Some Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
The speech lasted around 70 minutes and covered a myriad of topics including the coronavirus pandemic.
Local leaders didn’t waste any time responding to President Trump’s speech.
First, Senator Bob Casey tweeted, “Imagine being proud of your coronavirus response when 180,000 Americans are dead.”
Imagine being proud of your coronavirus response when 180,000 Americans are dead. #RNC2020
— Bob Casey Jr. (@Bob_Casey) August 28, 2020
Republican Sean Parnell, who is running for Congress to unseat Democrat Conor Lamb, also took to Twitter.
As expected, Parnell praised President Trump’s speech.READ MORE: Man Charged In Shots Fired Outside Waterworks Walmart
“Tonight, [Donald Trump] showed once more that he is the true leader who will stand on that shining city upon a hill and fight for America. I am proud to support him and honored that he is our commander-in-chief. Four more years.”
Tonight, @realDonaldTrump once more showed that he is that true leader who will fearlessly stand on that Shining City Upon a Hill & fight for America.
I am proud to support him & honored that he is our Commander-in-Chief.
4 MORE YEARS! 🇺🇸
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) August 28, 2020
During the speech, President Trump mentioned his opponent in the election, Democrat Joe Biden, by name more than 40 times.
Just like Casey and Parnell, Biden logged on to Twitter to respond to the president’s speech.
He said, “Donald Trump calls himself a wartime president, but now instead of leading the charge to fight the virus, he’s waving the white flag. He abandoned the American people when we needed him most.”
Donald Trump calls himself a wartime president. But now, instead of leading the charge to defeat this virus, he’s waved the white flag.
He abandoned the American people when we needed him most.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 28, 2020
Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, also weighed in.
“Let’s be clear: at the beginning, Trump was convinced if his administration focused on the virus it would hurt the market and hurt his chances of being re-elected. That mattered more to him than saving American lives.”
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Let’s be clear: at the beginning, Trump was convinced if his administration focused on this virus it would hurt the market and hurt his chances of being reelected.
That mattered more to him than saving American lives.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 28, 2020
The president will return to the campaign trail on Friday, hosting a rally in New Hampshire at an airport hanger.