Joe Biden is now officially the Democratic Party’s nominee for the 2020 Presidential election. During the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, Biden had a chance to give a short acceptance speech after the roll call ended. He gave a very short speech, with his official acceptance speech scheduled for Thursday.
You can watch the speech and learn more below.
His Speech Was Just a Few Words Long
Biden’s acceptance speech was very short.
He simply said: “Well thank you very, very, much, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all. It means the world to me and my family and I’ll see you on Thursday. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
You can watch the full video below.
His message was about 20 seconds long.
Some people joked about how short his speech was, while others thought it was just right.
One person wrote on Twitter: “That was my favorite DNC acceptance speech of all time. Short, Sweet and True.”
His speech came shortly after Delaware gave the deciding vote for him at the Convention. As his home state, the state had passed during the roll call at first so it could deliver the decisive vote.
He Returned To Speak Again After Jill Biden’s Speech
The short speech wasn’t the only speech he gave on Tuesday night. He also appeared after his wife Jill Biden gave her speech.
In that video, he called her the “love of my life” and the “rock of our family.”
That moment wasn’t without its minor gaffes. When they embraced, Jill Biden’s hand got caught in his face mask.
Tuesday night wasn’t Joe Biden’s official acceptance speech. His official speech is scheduled for Thursday, according to the DNC’s schedule. He’s scheduled to speak sometime between 10 p.m. Eastern and 11 p.m. Eastern — the final speech of the Democratic National Convention. The main event begins at 9 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Central/6 p.m. Pacific.)
The headliners on Wednesday night are Sen. Kamala Harris and former President Barack Obama.
You can watch Biden’s Day 4 speech in the video below on Thursday night.
Unlike many speeches, his will not be pre-recorded. He’ll be speaking live on Thursday, just like Harris is planning to do on Wednesday.
The convention this year was supposed to be in Milwaukee, but the coronavirus pandemic changed plans quite a bit. The anchor is still at the Wisconsin Center, ABC News reported, but delegates and speakers did not travel there. The only people who will be there are production team members coordinating a combination of live and taped feeds.
If you prefer to watch on TV, C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC, and PBS are all planning to air the convention for two hours from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern. Other stations, like ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox News, are expected to carry coverage starting at 10 p.m. Eastern until 11 p.m., focusing on the main speakers.
To find out what channel any of these networks are on for you, click here to go to TV Guide’s listings. Then change the “Provider” (right under TV Listings) to your local provider. You’ll be able to scroll down to see what channel your preferred network is on for you.