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‘We’ve Got to Vote Like Never Before’: Obama Makes First Campaign Stop for Biden-Harris Ticket


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On Wednesday, former US President Barack Obama began his tour in support of Joe Biden, his former vice president who now seeks the presidency himself on the Democratic ticket in November. Obama’s first stop was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Obama’s stump speech in the City of Brotherly Love focused heavily on the failings of US President Donald Trump, who is seeking reelection in the November election.

“I’ve sat in the Oval Office with both of the men who are running for president,” the former two-term president told attendees at the drive-in rally outside of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, “and they are very different people.”

Obama said that Trump “has not shown any interest in doing the work or helping anybody but himself and his friends or treating the presidency like a reality show he can use to get attention … But the thing is, this is not a reality show. This is reality.”

“Presidents up for re-election usually ask if the country is better off than it was four years ago,” Obama said. “The only people truly better off than they were four years ago are billionaires who got his tax cuts.”

Obama also pointed out that Trump gets away with one scandal after another that if he had done them, he would have earned nicknames from the conservative media like “Beijing Barry.”


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