Trump campaign dismisses Dem attacks as ‘night of empty rhetoric’
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries MORE’s campaign dismissed a night-long offensive from top Democrats at the party’s national convention as “empty rhetoric” and accused President Obama and others of being delusional about the state of the country.

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, speaker after speaker, all the way up to Obama, took to the stage to denounce Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, as a demagogue and a fraud while pushing back against his grim warnings about the state of the nation.

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Trump’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, fired back in a late-night statement, saying the party had obsessed over Trump and “offered no solutions.”

"They described a vision of America that doesn't exist for most Americans, including the 70 percent of Americans who think our country is on the wrong track,” Miller said. “Never has a party been so disconnected from what is happening in our world.”

Liberals criticized Trump’s description of America at the Republican National Convention last week, in which the GOP nominee declared himself the “law-and-order” candidate who would stem the flow of illegal immigration and restore order to the nation’s crime-ridden cities.

On Wednesday, Obama sought to paint a stark contrast to that description, as he talked about a nation that has work to do but is undoubtedly headed in the right direction.

Miller said Democrats are avoiding “dealing with reality.”

“They spoke in cheap, petty terms beneath the dignity of a convention,” he said. “Their entire message could be summed up as: things are perfect, let's not change a single thing. So they resorted to the politics of fear, trying to convince Americans not to vote for change.

“Our campaign offers a bold, exciting, detailed vision for the future,” he continued. “Tonight, the Democrats' offered only more rewards for the rich, powerful and well-connected, and more angry, demeaning, sniping attacks against all decent Americans who want change for their families."