OREANDA-NEWS. Former US Vice President Joe Biden has formally agreed to become the Democratic presidential candidate.

“This is a life-changing election. This will determine what America is going to look like for a long, long time,” the politician said at the party’s convention, which takes place in video format. “United we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America,” Biden added. The Democratic candidate assured that he would serve equally diligently as a head of state to all Americans, both those who support him and those who do not.

During his speech, Biden criticized Donald Trump, the current US President, member of the Republican Party. Trump’s opponent mentioned, in particular, the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the United States. “Our current president has failed in his most basic duty to the nation: he has failed to protect us,” Biden claimed, commenting on this problem.