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The Hill 17 Oct 2020

President Trump MOCKS Obama campaigning for Joe Biden


"He campaigned harder than Hillary Clinton for Hillary -- and it just made us stronger. I want him to campaign so much."

President Trump mocked former President Obama who is planning to campaign for Joe Biden next week.

Former President Obama delivered a blistering rebuke of President Trump and urged Americans to go out and vote, warning that "the next 13 days will matter for decades to come."

Speaking from outside Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening, Obama had a clear message for socially-distanced supporters in their cars.

"We cannot afford four more years of this, Philadelphia," Obama said to a mix of car horns and socially distanced applause.

Obama ripped Trump's pandemic response, saying "the idea that this White House has done anything but screw this up is just untrue."

"We literally left this White House a pandemic playbook," Obama said. "They probably used it to, I don't know, prop up a wobbly table somewhere. We don't know where that playbook"

The 44th president continued by asking how Trump could be trusted to lead the country through the pandemic if he couldn't take the "basic steps" to take care of himself, referencing Trump's aversion to wearing a mask and his recent bout with COVID-19.

Obama also hit the president over the economy, which Trump has long touted as one of his strengths.

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Former President Barack Obama holds a drive-in campaign rally in Philadelphia for his former vice president, Joe Biden.
President Trump spoke to a crowd of supporters upon arriving in North Carolina on Wednesday.
Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail Wednesday, holding his first in-person event for Joe Biden in Philadelphia. Biden is hoping to flip Pennsylvania back to blue after President Trump won it in 2016. Ravi Gupta, a former member of the Obama administration and campaign team, joined CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss the state of the Biden campaign and Democratic Party.

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