Speaking on the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Nancy Pelosi, the first woman speaker of the House of Representatives, backed Joe Biden while hitting out at US President Donald Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell.

“Joe Biden is the president we need right now: battle-tested, forward-looking, honest and authentic. He has never forgotten who he is fighting for. Joe Biden’s faith in God gives him the courage to lead. Joe Biden’s love gives him the strength to persevere,” Pelosi said in her virtual address.

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Pelosi outlined some of the policy goals of Democrats, including expanding access to affordable childcare and passing pay equity legislation. “Who is standing in the way? Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump,” Pelosi said, adding, “So here is our answer: we will see them in November.”

Biden, 77, is the Democratic Party’s nominee for the November 3 US presidential election.

“It is the honour of my life to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States of America,” Biden had tweeted accepting his nomination.

Biden is leading over Trump by 7.7 points nationally, according to the average of polls by Real Clear Politics, reports said.