Former US President on Wednesday took a jibe at Trump by saying that the current President is “incapable of taking the job seriously”. He also added that democracy can’t work if “leaders lie every day”. Obama thrashed Trump as he addressed a drive-in rally in Philadelphia in support of Democratic party’s presidential nominee and former vice president Joe Biden.
Biden had stayed home in Delaware since Monday for preparation ahead of his final debate with Trump on Thursday in Nashville. Obama helped Biden by filling up in place and campaigning on his behalf. The drive-in rally, held in the parking lot of Citizen Bank Park, the baseball stadium in Philadelphia was the largest one of its kind that Biden campaign has executed amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Obama targets Trump while campaigning for Biden: Key Points
- “This is not a reality show. This is reality,” former President Obama said in Philadelphia, in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. “And the rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously,” said Obama. “Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us,” he said. “He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself.”
- The Biden campaign is hoping the star power of America’s first Black president will help boost turnout among young voters and African Americans, who are key to Democratic hopes of recapturing the White House.
- At least 40 million Americans have already voted, according to the US Elections Project of the University of Florida, nearly 30 per cent of the total turnout in 2016.
- With the election less than two weeks away, Biden has a 7.9 point lead over Trump in an average of national polls, according to the RealClearPolitics website.
- Americans are voting early at a record pace this year, with 42 million ballots cast both via mail and in-person ahead of the Nov. 3 election on concerns about the coronavirus and to make sure their votes are counted.
- Biden and Trump are scheduled to meet in their second and final debate on Thursday night, giving the Republican an opportunity to change the trajectory of a race that Biden is leading in national polls.