Chris Wallace labels Biden's acceptance speech 'enormously effective'

Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceWarner: White House should 'keep open additional sanctions' against Saudi crown prince Rick Scott acknowledges Biden 'absolutely' won fair election Bill Gates: Goal of eliminating emissions by 2030 'completely unrealistic' MORE labeled Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants MORE’s Thursday night acceptance speech as “enormously effective.”

The host of “Fox News Sunday” said that the former vice president’s speech “blew a hole” in President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE’s characterization of him as mentally unsound for the presidency.

“I thought it was an enormously effective speech,” Wallace said. “Remember Donald Trump has been talking for months about Joe Biden as mentally shot, a captive from the left. And yes, Biden was reading from a teleprompter in a prepared speech, but I thought that he blew a hole — a big hole in that characterization.”


Wallace noted that Biden mentioned that “character” and “decency” are on the ballot in November and highlighted his plans for the virus, economy, climate change, race and foreign policy.

“And he talked about what a united America can do to accomplish all of those things,” he said.


“It seems to me that after tonight Donald Trump is gonna have to run against a candidate, not a caricature,” Wallace added. “The Democrats have had a good convention. Now, it’s the Republicans' turn.”

Biden closed out the final night of the Democratic National Convention with a speech in which he pledged to bring the country out of what he called a “season of darkness” with the pandemic and economic downturn. 

The former vice president painted himself as the leader to unite the country while categorizing Trump as the president who has caused division. 

“The current president has cloaked America in darkness for far too long. Too much anger, too much fear, too much division. Here and now, I give you my word — if you entrust me with the presidency, I’ll draw on the best of us, not the worst,” Biden said.

“I’ll be an ally of the light, not the darkness," he continued. "It’s time for us, for we the people to come together. And make no mistake, we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America. We’ll choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege.”

The Republican National Convention will start next week, and Trump plans to make his acceptance speech on Thursday from the White House lawn.