The final night of the Democratic National Convention began Thursday night with a positive message about "next year this time" when The Chicks performed the national anthem.
The star-studded cast will result in Joe Biden officially accepting the Democratic nomination for President Donald Trump in November as his remarks will end the evening.
Day four began with repeated testimonies of Biden's faith from those who know him and his religious tradition well, in deliberate contrast to Trump, who opposed the opposition with his photo op in front of St. John's Church across from the White House amid anti-church protests enraged the death of George Floyd.
"Joe Biden goes to church so regularly that he doesn't even need tear gas and a few federal troops to get there," quipped event host Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a stinging joke.
Senator Chris Coons, a friend of Biden who now serves in the Delaware Senate, repeatedly used religious idioms to describe Biden as the Convention attempted to reintroduce the longtime politician to the nation.
Biden is a practicing Catholic who has made the loss of his family an important part of his political narrative.
Democrats kicked off the fourth night of their convention with a message of hope for the future, and former 2020 Democratic candidate Andrew Yang (right) and actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (left) opened the event's final night
The chicks that & # 39; Dixie & # 39; removed Matter from their name amid nationwide protests against Black Lives, performed the national anthem
Rep. Cedric Richmond's son (pictured) presided over the pledge of allegiance
Coons said Biden will continue the civil rights activists' "ongoing march toward justice" and seek to make people "better stewards of creation."
He also mentioned the "original sins of this nation – slavery and racism" and said Biden knew they needed to be addressed.
The Democratic senator said of Biden's positions in politics: "To him, they are rooted in belief, a belief that supports so many ordinary Americans."
Congress also played a clip of Biden asking a question from the pastor of Charleston's Mother Emanuel AME Church in a town hall.
"Reverend, I kind of know what it's like to lose a family, and my heart goes out to you," Biden said before discussing how Church members forgave the Sagittarius who massacred parishioners during Sunday Bible study .
Then he talked about how members of the Church forgive the Sagittarius who massacred parishioners who attended Sunday's Bible study.
& # 39; You have forgiven him. You have forgiven him – the ultimate act of Christian charity, ”Biden said.
The Rev. Anthony Thompson lost his wife, Myra, during a church shooting by a white supremacist in 2015.
The evening began with an invocation to Sister Simone Campbell, a Catholic nun. "Oh ghost, breathe a new determination into us and our leaders," she said. Her invocation linked faith with an end to "structural racism, bigotry and sexism".
The Expressions of Faith were an obvious effort to contrast with Trump, a bishop who rarely goes to church, frequently appeals to evangelicals, and has had some awkward public meetings with Bibles and an attempt to cite the scriptures.
In front of the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, 100 Biden trailer cars were waiting to enjoy the final night of the drive-in movie in Congress.
Oldies music was playing and people had signs and American flags.
Some supporters will be there and see the Democratic National Convention like a drive-in theater. A stage has also been set up for the appearance of Biden-Harris
A stage was set up for Biden and fellow runner Sen. Kamala Harris to greet the crowd after he finished his acceptance speech.
In downtown Wilmington, trucks drove around in protest with signs and banners saying, "I'm Joe Biden and I forget this message" and "If you can't complete a sentence, you shouldn't be a president."
Another had a picture from the 2020 presidential debate with Biden sniffing Trump's hair and rubbing his shoulders.
Others played up Biden's tendency to be sensitive and blew up the news, "Joe Biden – Just. Easy. Scary "and" Scary Joe Sniffs Women. "
A number of Trump supporters also showed up outside of the security area to troll Democrats.
Hunter Biden will also speak to Congress on Thursday night as his sister Ashley will join him in telling her father's story just before his keynote address.
The night began with 2020 former Democratic candidate and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus speaking before the Promise of Allegiance and Star Spangled Banner.
Despite the "go high" attitude that night with a hopeful message for the future, Yang expressed concern about the current state of the country.
"We are in a deep, dark hole and we need guides to help us dig up," he said.
At the end of his brief remarks, Yang had a rather awkward handover to Louis-Dreyfus, the host of the night, when the two referred to people who mispronounced Harris's first name by making fun of Mike Pence.
"Can't wait for her to debate our current Vice President 'Meeka Pints'. Or is it" Colors "? Said the comedian, deliberately screwing up the Vice President's name.
"It's pronounced 'Pahnce' I think," Yang said in a prepared back-and-forth from her separate video screens.
"It's kind of a strange foreign name," dismissed actresses Seinfeld and Veep.
"Yeah, not very American," said Yang.
Harris is the first black woman to run for a major party presidential ticket. Some have also said that the half-Jamaican, half-Indian Senator Kamala's first name is difficult to pronounce.
Briefly on the program, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made remarks.
She was once considered one of those shortlisted Biden's running mate.
Perhaps, however, one of the most anticipated Republican appearances was the son of the former vice president.
Hunter Biden's business relations in Ukraine and China were political fodder for Republicans during Joe Biden's candidacy for the White House. Trump's impeachment was based on the president's desire to get the Ukrainian president to announce an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden.
He has not yet been seen with his family during the DNC celebrations, so it is unclear whether he actually traveled to Wilmington, Delaware, where Biden and his runner-up Sen. Kamala Harris are giving their virtual speeches.
Hunter Biden will be speaking outside the Democratic National Convention Thursday night to discuss his father, Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Hunter Biden's dealings inspired the scandal that led to the impeachment of President Donald Trump
Joe Biden will officially accept the Democratic nomination for Donald Trump in November, but his speech is expected to largely disregard the current president and instead send a message of hope
While the Democratic National Convention is being held virtually across the country, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will speak at the Chase Center to a television and livestream audience from Biden's adopted home, Wilmington, Delaware
Instead, Biden's team has left previous speakers' statements about the president as an argument that he shouldn't be re-elected – including former President Barack Obama's Wednesday remarks claiming that Trump would "tear down our democracy."
DEMOCRATIC AGREEMENT OF THURSDAY
Cory Booker, Senator from New Jersey
Pete Buttigieg, former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana
The Chicks, music group
Gavin Newsom, Governor of California
Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta Mayor
Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Senator
Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Senator
Chris Coons, Senator from Delaware
John Legend and Common, singer and rapper
Andrew Yang, technology entrepreneur
Michael Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor
Joe Biden, former Vice President and Democratic nominee for 2020
Harris also accepted the Democratic nomination for Vice President at the Case Center as it wrapped up the third night of the convention on Wednesday.
His campaign has not responded to DailyMail.com's request to comment on whether Biden will leave his address outside or later greet supporters in their cars.
Biden was spotted by television stations early Thursday taking a tour of the stage.
The DNC's fourth night showed a video dedicated to the late Beau Biden, the eldest son of the former Vice President – the Attorney General of Delaware – who died of cancer in 2015. The late Rep. John Lewis, who passed away last month, will be honored too.
Biden's grandchildren are also shown in a video.
They were in Delaware on Tuesday night when Jill Biden gave DNC her virtual address from the Wilmington school where she taught.
The Bidens' grandchildren and their daughter Ashley tossed confetti to Joe Biden when the Democratic nomination was officially announced.
Hunter Biden wasn't in the shot.
Hunter Biden's personal life has also drawn unwanted attention to the family when he dated Beau's widow Hallie after his brother's death, had an illegitimate child with a former DC stripper, and then quickly married his newest wife, Melissa Cohen, who gave birth to a baby boy in April.
Joe Biden's speech will be hopeful and forward-looking, contrary to the dark warning President Barack Obama issued on Wednesday night about Trump being re-elected for another four years.
"This administration has shown that it will tear down our democracy if that is what it takes to win," Obama said from his address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In his toughest indictment to date against the man who followed him in the Oval Office, Obama called Trump lazy, dangerous and corrupt, accusing him of using the military as props, gassing peaceful protesters and being ready to do something for a second term to do .
Trump hit his predecessor on Twitter, claiming that Obama only approved of his vice president at the last minute.
“Why did he refuse to support Slow Slow until it was all over, and even very late? Why did he try to get him not to run? & # 39; The president tweeted in capital letters.
Biden is expected to take the night off from his public sparring with the president who has referred to the Democratic candidate as "Sleepy" and "Slow Joe".
The night begins with remarks from former Biden competitor Cory Booker, who represents New Jersey in the US Senate, and former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg will speak before Biden takes the stage.
Steph (left) and Ayesha Curry (center left) and their daughters Ryan (center right) and Riley (right) discuss how the basketball star and best-selling author will vote for Joe Biden in November
At the bohemian convention on Thursday evening, California Governor Gavin Newsom, the Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, the Senator from Wisconsin, Tammy Baldwin, the Senator from Illinois, Tammy Duckworth, an Army veteran who lost both legs in Iraq has, and the Delaware Senator, Chris, appear Coons.
The night will include musical performances from singer John Legend, who is very vocal in US politics and supports Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in Democratic Elementary School, and Common, another politically active musician.
The chicks who recently removed the word "Dixie" from their name during nationwide protests against Black Lives Matter will also perform.
"Veep" and "Seinfeld" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will act as moderator.
Steph and Ayesha Curry will support Biden via video on Thursday evening.
Biden's speech will almost end the night with a scheduled virtual after-party hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen.
The president has an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News at 9 p.m. Thursday, the starting time for the last night of the DNC.
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