Joe Biden has formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president of the United States in a big speech wrapping up the party’s four-night virtual national convention that was nominally held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“Here and now, I give you my word: If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light, not of the darkness. It’s time for us, for we the people, to come together”, Biden said.

He added that it’s time to end this “season of darkness”, pledging to implement a national strategy to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The Democratic presidential nominee attacked the current administration and spoke about how the US can rebuild after the COVID-19 crisis.

Biden pointed out that his presidency would underscore “hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege”. He also pledged to “Protect America from every attack, seen and unseen, without exception, every time”.

Day four of the Democratic National Convention also saw Biden’s two surviving children, Hunter and Ashley Biden, speaking in support of their “great” father.

They praised him as strong, caring, and a best friend, saying that “he’ll be a great president”.