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Obama blasts Trump's tweets, track record in 2020 campaign trail debut

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By Trevor Hunnicutt and Joseph Ax

Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday with a blistering attack on Donald Trump with less than two weeks to go before the Republican president's Election Day face-off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Speaking at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia on behalf of Biden, his former vice president, and Democratic running mate Kamala Harris, Obama offered his fiercest critique yet of his successor. He took aim at Trump's divisive rhetoric, his track record in the Oval Office and his habit of re-tweeting conspiracy theories.

"With Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day," Obama said. "And that’s worth a lot. You’re not going to have to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting.”

Obama, who governed for two terms and remains one of the most popular figures in the Democratic Party, blasted Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, noting that the president himself had fallen victim to the virus.

"Donald Trump isn't suddenly going to protect all of us," he said. "He can't even take the basic steps to protect himself."

"This is not a reality show. This is reality," Obama said in a nod to Trump's past as a reality TV host. "And the rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously.”

Obama's appearance filled a gap left by Biden, who has stayed at home in Delaware since Monday for meetings and preparation ahead of his Thursday debate with Trump in Nashville, Tennessee.

The drive-in rally was held in the parking lot of Citizens Bank Park, the baseball stadium in Philadelphia, the city's skyline visible in the distance. With nearly 280 vehicles spread throughout the lot, it was the largest event of its kind that the Biden campaign has staged during the pandemic.

With a Reuters/Ipsos poll showing Biden with just a 4-percentage-point edge in Pennsylvania, Obama warned Democrats against complacency.

"We've got to turn out like never before," he said. "We cannot leave any doubt in this election."

Americans are voting early at a record pace this year, with more than 42 million ballots cast both via mail and in person ahead of Nov. 3 Election Day on concerns about the coronavirus and to make sure their votes are counted.

The early vote so far represents about 30% of the total ballots cast in 2016, according to the University of Florida's U.S. Elections Project.

Four years ago, Obama participated in a rally in Philadelphia with then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton the day before the election, only to see Trump narrowly take the state. The Biden campaign considers winning there a top priority.

In remarks at an evening rally in Gastonia, North Carolina, Trump briefly mentioned Obama, noting that he had supported Clinton in her losing effort. "It was nobody who campaigned harder for Crooked Hillary than Obama, right?"

North Carolina is another battleground state where opinion polls show a tight race. Harris was also in the state on Wednesday to mobilize voters in Asheville and Charlotte.

Obama won North Carolina in 2008, but lost it in his 2012 campaign. Trump won it in 2016.

Trump argued that coronavirus-related restrictions were harming the state's economy and complained that Democrats and the news media were overly pre-occupied with the pandemic.

"All you hear is covid, covid," the president said. "That's all they put on because they want to scare the hell out of everyone."

Even though Wednesday marked Obama's 2020 campaign debut, his support has been essential for Biden. He has appeared at joint fundraisers with Biden and Harris, and his network of well-connected former aides has been instrumental in helping the campaign outpace Trump in bringing in donations.

Biden's team said Obama would campaign in Miami on Saturday for the Democratic ticket.

The last days of campaigning are taking place during a surge in cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in battleground states, including North Carolina and Pennsylvania but also Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan.

Pennsylvania has averaged 1,500 new cases a day over the past week, a level it has not seen since April, according to a Reuters analysis. North Carolina is averaging 2,000 new cases a day over the past week, its highest level yet. The virus has killed more than 221,000 people in the United States.

Polling shows a majority of voters are disappointed in the way Trump has handled the pandemic, which he has repeatedly said would disappear on its own.

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 opinion polls.

© Thomson Reuters 2020.

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That’s cool. I just wish Biden would do a little more campaigning himself and start answering questions. Who knows, I might would vote for him if he stopped dodging questions and reporters and explained his “plan” in more detail. It seems everyone else except Joe Biden is doing the legwork.

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The last days of campaigning are taking place amid a surge in new cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in battleground states

At the top of the list of Trump's failures is his inept handling of Covid19.

More than 220,000 dead, more than 8,000,000 sickened and an economy in shambles devastating the lives of dozens of millions of Americans while Trump and his handful of fellow 'elite' profit.

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That’s cool. I just wish Biden would do a little more campaigning himself and start answering questions.

The election of Ardern in NZ, the strong support for Merkel in Germany, and the continuing popularity of Trudeau in Canada show that the people want leaders who have shown strong leadership during covid, rather than leaders who try to place the blame on anyone/anything else.

Biden is leading by example. Trump is setting an example of how not to lead.

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explained his “plan” in more detail.

Unlike Trump, Biden has laid out his plans in full detail: https://joebiden.com/joes-vision/

Trump's plan for medicare:

* Bigger

* Better

* Cheaper

* More People

The details on how he will achieve that? None. Just that he's going to do it, after not doing it for four years.

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Biden is leading by example.

Since the last debate most Trump apologists have given up on that line - do keep up.

popularity of Trudeau in Canada 

Biden wiped the floor with Trump at the last debate.

It seems the whole dementia myth has some reality to it. Even if it isn’t restricted to Biden.

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It seems the whole dementia myth has some reality to it. Even if it isn’t restricted to Biden.

Whoa, quality post filled with logic, facts, and data dude. Blows everything out of the water.

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Obama stumps in Pennsylvania for Biden campaign

Finally. I thought Joe and Barack were best buddies? It's almost as if Barack has been afraid of getting his reputation soiled/exposed by campaigning for his BFF, and VP, Joe "I need a nap by 10am" Biden. Obama took time out of his busy year to talk to 15 people. It must be exhausting.

-9 ( +15 / -24 )

Unlike Trump, Biden has laid out his plans in full detail: https://joebiden.com/joes-vision/

I’m sure Biden’s 47 year record is a much more reliable expositor of Joe’s grand and vision for America. When I think of voting for Biden I can’t help but remember the psychologist’s rule of thumb: past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior.

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I’m sure Biden’s 47 year record is a much more reliable expositor of Joe’s grand and vision for America.

Yes, the records of the candidates should be strongly considered when voting.

Trump - failed economy, a diseased populace, full of civil unrest. The whole Trump candidacy is 'vote for me, cause under Biden, America will look like it does under me'.

I can’t help but remember the psychologist’s rule of thumb: past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior.

Exactly. Remember the guy who refused to call out Russia for putting bounties on the heads of American soldiers.

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Trump - failed economy, a diseased populace, full of civil unrest.

But we all know this isn’t Trump’s fault. Also, this election is not about the coronavirus. That’s a convenient distraction. Politics were already raging before the virus.

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But we all know this isn’t Trump’s fault.

Trump - where the buck stops there.

Also, this election is not about the coronavirus.

Of course, your team wants to try to pretend it's not. But it is for the majority of people.

Politics were already raging before the virus.

And when the virus came about, the virus became part of politics. Particularly since Trump called it a "Democrat Hoax".

11 ( +21 / -10 )

Obama's not the only one. George W. Bush and his extended family have made clear they are supporting Biden over Trump.

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"past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior."

So . . . we're headed, if Joe wins, for 4 years of his not having an original thought, being at the beck and call of liberal socialists, and smelling young girls' hair. Further, Xi and Putin will make mincemeat of him.

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Obama ... a frequent target of Trump's attacks,

Trump knows his base is made up mainly of white nationalists and pro-authoritarian, national socialists. The mere mention of Obama drives them to their safe rooms where they get weapons preparing to attack 'others', including alien reptiles.

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Mr. Noidall - I’m sure Biden’s 47 year record is a much more reliable expositor of Joe’s grand and vision for America. When I think of voting for Biden I can’t help but remember the psychologist’s rule of thumb: past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior.

That would be a good indicator that Biden will begin resending American jobs to China, and Mexico. Again. AND Joe has already, repeatedly, promised to raise everyone's taxes.

-13 ( +7 / -20 )

It is said that these states Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania will decide the election.

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Excellent speech from a real leader.

Watch out for trump meltdown on Twitter today and possibly during tomorrow’s debate.

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NCIS Reruns - Obama's not the only one. George W. Bush and his extended family have made clear they are supporting Biden over Trump.

Remember how often the democrats used to claim that the Bush family was stoopid?

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No worries. Trump will refuse to leave and his people will violently guard the WH to ensure Trump continues his presidency. Also I like the new TrumpCare policy of no mandate but covers 100% pre existing conditions. Biden will also be sending jobs to Japan as well

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The trump team’s campaign os slandering Biden and his son are backfiring.

It was trump’s China bank accounts yesterday and Giuliani today. This ship is sinking faster than anyone expected .

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No fan of the Nobel laureate as Potus, but after four years of Trump's dog whistles and bull-horns, it's apparent that the black-white American still signifies as a litmus-test for racist animus and makes plenty of folks reach for their sheets. Let's hope that the end of Trumpism will mark the beginning of a new social contract for people "of color".

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Remember how often the democrats used to claim that the Bush family was stoopid?

Bush left the WH and respects the system but Trump doesn't and will remain and never leave. Yes stupid but they respect the system

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It not the government jobs to create jobs unless you work for the government, Trump has created a lots of jobs for lawyers

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Trump knows his base is made up mainly of white nationalists and pro-authoritarian, national socialists.

And you know this factually because you interviewed every single whgle white voter? Wow!

The mere mention of Obama drives them to their safe rooms where they get weapons preparing to attack 'others', including alien reptiles.

I don't know the correlation with the reptile thing, but Obama did this before for Hillary so it's expected..ok and?

-14 ( +7 / -21 )

Trump is burning through his campaign cash and is going down like Trump University

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Americans are voting early at a record pace this year

trump isnt changing anyone’s mind, just losing his.

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Sadly, the U.S. is a lost cause. Out of around 350,000,000 people we have these 2 jokers to choose from. Trump is a buffoon and we have the former President and 1st lady (who calls us racist for moving out of black neighborhoods from Martha’s Vinyard weighing in).

The political class and so called elites have masterfully divided the nation to the point it is nearly beyond salvage.

I support neither candidate nor either of the 2 “mainstream” parties. Gonna sit this one out

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And you know this factually because you interviewed every single whgle white voter? Wow!

Come on man. How often have you made sweeping generalizations about groups of people?

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trump's tv ratings are much below Biden's.

His campaign is fast running out of cash.

The daily revelations on him and his criminal sidekicks is turning even some of the racists away from him.

That's one bad hole he has dug himself in!!!!!

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@ulysses, and yet he may still win...

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When I think of voting for Biden I can’t help but remember the psychologist’s rule of thumb: past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior.

Does that mean we can expect Biden to digitally penetrate America?

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Come on man. How often have you made sweeping generalizations about groups of people?

unfortunately, Posters’ generalizations don’t usually cost them an election like it did the dems and liberals who put Trump supporters into categories called deplorables and rednecks and uneducated racist morons. The dems need to accept that that’s not the case. Half the country does not fall into those categories. Rather than look at Trump supporters as people with legitimate issues and concerns, dems mock and alienate them. Instead rehashing the same stuff, Obama should use this time to try and reach out to Trump supporters in a respectful manner.

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trump isnt changing anyone’s mind, just losing his.

Neither is Biden and how can the man confuse his sister for his wife or Trump with Chris Wallace.....oh...

Come on man. How often have you made sweeping generalizations about groups of people?

Not nearly as much as liberals that refuse to hear opposing viewpoints.

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, Posters’ generalizations

After I start reading Trump supporters denounce white nationalism, denounce those pushing pro-authoritarian, anti-democracy messages, denounce Russian 'meddling' in US and other 'western' nations I might consider not making generalizations about pro-Trump around the globe. Until then...

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@ulysses, and yet he may still win...

Optimism never hurt anyone, but even his racists supporters are jumping ship fast!!!

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More than 220,000 dead, more than 8,000,000 sickened and an economy in shambles devastating the lives of dozens of millions of Americans while Trump and his handful of fellow 'elite' profit.

I tend to post a new comment everyday, not copy and paste. This time I didn't hear anything about the "rot at the top" though.

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how can the man confuse his sister for his wife or Trump with Chris Wallace.....oh...

I’d list trumps numerous incidents of confusion, but really, what’s the point?

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Even Lindsey Graham will probably vote for Biden. Deep down he loves the guy! Face it, there is a dodgy, snake oil salesman in the White House and finally more people are realizing this. He couldn't give a hoot about 1,000 people dying every day for months and months. And more and more are still dying. Just can't wait to hear Trump concede and wake up to the fact that he couldn't defeat Biden and that he couldn't win a second term like his predecessor Obama. Let's hope Trump does indeed move out of the US after losing. He would be doing the US and the world (except for the place he moves to!) a favor.

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Trump - failed economy, a diseased populace, full of civil unrest.

But we all know this isn’t Trump’s fault.

Stop treating him like a baby.

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Half the country does not fall into those categories.

Half the country?? Trump couldn't even get half the votes. There are roughly 360 million people in America, 60 million of whom voted for Trump. Only 1/6 of the American people voted for him.

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Obama is really sticking it to how silly the Trumpets are:

Obama Blasts Trump Over 'Secret Chinese Bank Account': 'They'd Call Me Beijing Barry'

Link: https://www.newsweek.com/obama-blasts-trump-over-secret-chinese-bank-account-theyd-call-me-beijing-barry-1541165

He's so right.

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Let's hope Trump does indeed move out of the US after losing.

Only after he gets out of jail. His troubles, like those he has caused the U.S.. will not go away until long after he slinks out of the WH by the back door and jeers and tears turn to cheers and beers in America. TRUMP2020 - Make America Guns and Goons

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Come on man. How often have you made sweeping generalizations about groups of people?

Coming from the man that generalizes Trump supporters?

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Well said, President Obama.

The far right lost its mind when you got elected, so in a way, a conman like Trump was inevitable. But the "clever" ones are jumping ship, they know which way the wind is blowing. The rest of them are in denial.

That said; President Biden isn't the answer to all the ills of the last 4 years. It will take a lot more than one centre right PotUS to heal the US. Now, a President Sanders... well, that would have been something else.

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A Democrat stumping for a Democrat? Who knew.

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Coming from the man that generalizes Trump supporters?

Nope, don’t do that.

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@Strangerland, I wouldn't throw Trudeau in that group of strong leaders. He's an opportunist. I'm Canuck. I know.

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Joe is history...

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President Obama eviscerated Trump - made him look like the liar and fool that he is...

Of course, no one makes Trump look like a liar and a fool better than himself...of that Donald, you certainly are "the best"...

Keep up that "we've turned the corner" and "the virus is disappearing" nonsense - your hole just keeps getting deeper...

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@bass: Neither is Biden and how can the man confuse his sister for his wife or Trump with Chris Wallace.....oh...

Biden keeps saying he is running for the Senate again and Harris is the head of the ticket. For the last three weeks he has been minimizing his time in the public eye for some odd reason. If he wins he will be the oldest president in history - even older the the old bad orange man.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

If he wins he will be the oldest president in history

This is also true of Donald Trump.

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This was an absolute slash and burn take down of the biggest failure in US history expertly getting under Trump’s tissue-thin skin and damaging his fragile ego while simply pointing out that his “administration” (his entire life) is a testament to failure.

Trump is frightened of Obama because he knows that Obama is everything he aspires to be (popular, competent, respected) but fails at.

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Loved how Obama referenced the secret Chinese Bank account for Trump. There has been speculation for years that Trump was helping China make money with that phoney "trade" war that has only cost the US while enriching China.

Now we discover, a year after those allegations, that Trump has a secret account there that is only seeing an influx of cash. He has sold America to the highest foreign bidder.

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"He hasn't shown any interest in doing the work or helping anybody but himself."

Best description ever given by one of the greatest presidents the US has had!

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Trump is frightened of Obama because he knows that Obama is everything he aspires to be (popular, competent, respected) but fails at.

How true! Trump is the polar opposite to the intelligent and wonderful human being Obama is.

Trump is the worst president ever and is so juvenile, he's the biggest crybaby as well, shown at the 60 minute pout and tweets at Leslie Stahl.

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Even Lindsey Graham will probably vote for Biden.

Yes and Pelosi will vote for Trump. Lol

Deep down he loves the guy! Face it, there is a dodgy, snake oil salesman in the White House and finally more people are realizing this. He couldn't give a hoot about 1,000 people dying every day for months and months.

So besides promising more lockdowns what and how would Biden fix things? Not one single person said anything on this? Raising taxes? Implementing regulations?

And more and more are still dying. Just can't wait to hear Trump concede and wake up to the fact that he couldn't defeat Biden

Or with the Red wave Biden concedes and will he leave peacefully?

and that he couldn't win a second term like his predecessor Obama.

Obama didn’t have the Republican Party or the FBI weaponized against him to try and take him out, that makes a huge difference.

Let's hope Trump does indeed move out of the US after losing. He would be doing the US and the world (except for the place he moves to!) a favor.

To the haters, not to his supporters.

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@His campaign is fast running out of cash.

So like in 2016 Trump will be vastly outspent by the Dem nominee. There is no excuse for Biden failing to buy the presidency this time. Trump is getting more small donations. The corporations are pouring cash buy the pallet full to Biden’s campaign. It’s going so well Biden has decided that he doesn’t even need to campaign anymore- just letting the money do the talking.

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Tokyo-Engr: Gonna sit this one out

It's not just about the person. Do you support abortion? Are you against it? The President's ability to pick the next justice will impact you on that position. Do you want us back in the Iran Nuclear deal? Then vote for Biden. If not, then vote for Trump. My point is there are quite few policies that get decided based more on party than the person.

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Bass4Funk: Obama didn’t have the Republican Party or the FBI weaponized against him to try and take him out, that makes a huge difference.

I've know you a long time. You never used to be into conspiracy theories until you fell under Trump's thumb.

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did Obama even talk about Biden?

Or just talk about himself and whine about Trump?

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did Obama even talk about Biden?

Or just talk about himself and whine about Trump?

Why not watch a video of the event? This way, you can find out for yourself.

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Half of the mainstream media fell for the Giuliani fabricated texts that a college kid tried to pass off as real.

on top of the fake "Borat" video.

If none of these allegations were true, why try so hard to discredit/shame Rudy right now?

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Wasn't Eric Trump recently questioned by the New York AG about potential fraud in the Trump family business?

Eh, but that's not important.

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Masterful - a professional takedown of a known con-man and liar....

"We learn that Trump paid only $750 in tax - I worked at a Baskin Robins when I was 15 and probably paid more tax"....

"Donald Trump visited Erie last night, complained about it, and then left early.... I'm always happy to visit Pennsylvania"....

The Master and The Apprentice - the Apprentice soon to be fired...

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Biden keeps saying he is running for the Senate

Trump says Mr. Clean cures COVID-19. Biden talks funny but at least Biden will listen to scientists

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Yes and Pelosi will vote for Trump. Lol

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump is “a race baiting, xenophobic religious bigot,” while Joe Biden is “as good a man as God ever created.”

Have any quotes like this by Pelosi I'm not aware of?

So besides promising more lockdowns what and how would Biden fix things? Not one single person said anything on this? Raising taxes? Implementing regulations?

FFS man, not contradicting and belittling the NIAID Director for one thing?

Obama didn’t have the Republican Party or the FBI weaponized against him to try and take him out, that makes a huge difference.

Neither did your dear leader.

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"When the Russians put bounties on the heads of our troops....our Commander in Chief goes missing in action"...

"Joe would never call our troops suckers and losers...these are our sons and daughters, our brothers and sisters, our fathers and mothers"...

"Our economy was doing well when I left office, but just like everything else he inherited, he messed it up."

Masterful....Trump will get even more unhinged when he sees this...

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Obama would not be in PA if Joe was way ahead there. Just shows how fake the "bought and paid for" Democrat polls are.

Jill Biden dropped everything to hit Michigan. You only campaign in places that are in play. They are clearly worried that Trump will win in those states if the Dems don't do something. That's why 0bama was sent there, but I can't imagine Obama will do much good in certain parts of PA, I doubt they have forgotten his comment about guns and religion.

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Um, no. Joe and Barrack are there to shore up their sizable lead because they are already at 290. They can lose FL, GA, NC, IA (where they are currently winning) AND OH (where they are down by 1 pt.) and STILL WIN.

Trump, on the other hand, must win all 5, which isn’t going to happen, AND pick off ANOTHER 20 EC votes.

No matter how much his conspiracy-infested rubes scream and rant, Trump is heading for the compost pile of history.

Oh, and the Democrats are currently forecast to add 5 seats in the House and flip the Senate with a net gain of 4-6 seats.

Facts, as they say, are hard things to get around....

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"Donald Trump isn't going to suddenly protect all of us . . . He can't even take the basic steps to protect himself." - - - Obama

So true! Would you seriously put your life or your family's lives in Donald Trump's hands? The man is a walking disaster area.

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Trump's campaign just reported $63 million in the bank. What happened to its $1 billion war chest?

(news source)

Hey Trump people, do you still want this money (mis)manager in the WH? How about a different Republican if Trump drops out (not Mr. Jesus Pence)? Sound reasonable?

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When I think of voting for Biden I can’t help but remember the psychologist’s rule of thumb: past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior.

Trumps past behavior? Tells Lies, bullying, tells more lies, sexual assault/harassment, tells even more lies, supporting right wing extremists, keeps the lies coming, incompetence, lies yet again, fraud and did I mention he lies....a lot? His past behavior shows he will still be the worst ever US president if reelected. The pain and deaths for Americans will just get worse. There is no up side voting for Trump, just a complete demolition of the used to be, United states of America.

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So all Trump has to do is win FL, GA, NC, IA, and OH?

Thats not hard at all, as he is winning in those already.

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I've know you a long time. You never used to be into conspiracy theories until you fell under Trump's thumb.

I really didn’t change, I just don’t fall under any liberal conspiracy trappings especially now more than ever.

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The two candidates running for governor in Utah ran an election ad together. America needs more politicians like Republican Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox and law professor Chris Peterson, a Democrat, appear together to call for civility among voters. 

The country needs more like them.

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/video/utah-political-ad-takes-approach-declare-decency-73732554

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Peter14,

You forgot his 6 bankruptcies 3,500+ lawsuits and the fact that his own Niece who has a PhD. in clinical Psychology, has diagnosed Trump as a narcissistic sociopath.

But I’ll give you a pass as the list of things that make Trump unqualified to be President, much less an executive in any publicly traded company is too long for most of us to remember. :)

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My cat senses can pick up on all the hatred from trumpybelievers around the world, when Obama is doing somethig !!..

The left have been spewing hate non stop for since Trump won. Obama, with this speech, is just fueling that hate.

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I really didn’t change, I just don’t fall under any liberal conspiracy trappings especially now more than ever.

You were sympathetic to the totally unproven Trump conspiracy theory of 3 million illegals voting last time.

That wasn’t a liberal conspiracy theory.

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Um, no. Joe and Barrack are there to shore up their sizable lead because they are already at 290.

Hillary thought so as well until the silent voters came out.

They can lose FL, GA, NC, IA

They could, but doesn’t look like it.

Trump, on the other hand, must win all 5,

He could and add a few to that. Nevada, Minnesota

No matter how much his conspiracy-infested rubes scream and rant, Trump is heading for the compost pile of history. 

Liberals have been saying this over and over again....lol

Oh, and the Democrats are currently forecast to add 5 seats in the House and flip the Senate with a net gain of 4-6 seats. 

Or they can hold onto the Senate with a slim margin.....factually.

.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Thats not hard at all, as he is winning in those already.

If Trump wins I'm happy because you can then get health insurance only when you are sick then it's guaranteed to cover pre-ex conditions (he . They don't even do that in Japan. I might return to the USA for that great TrumpCare (minus the Mr. Clean though). No mandate but guaranteed to cover pre existing conditions. No other country has that. Thanks Trump, that is a great savings idea for people who need healthcare.

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There's nothing you can say about Trump that's worse than the truth...

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If he wins he will be the oldest president in history

This is also true of Donald Trump.

Lol

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@Graham DeShazo, although I am surprised that persons voted for Trump in the first place, with my ear to the rail so to speak, everyone I talk to will vote for him again.

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Trump's campaign just reported $63 million in the bank. What happened to its $1 billion war chest?

Parscale bought flashy cars before he tried to commit suicide.

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Fact check: Photo claiming to show large Trump rally in Florida is of Swiss music festival.

Melania Trump's unprecedented campaign trail absence, has yet to set foot on the campaign trail this year.

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Graham DeShazo, although I am surprised that persons voted for Trump in the first place, with my ear to the rail so to speak, everyone I talk to will vote for him again.

Won’t be enough. Record voting turnouts already. He’ll need more than 1/6 Americans this time.

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I am just so glad the election is actually coming.

Then we can see who is right.

Hopefully i will get to enjoy a whole new round of liberal excuses in disbelief of how they could have lost when the "polls" guaranteed their win.

But if not, hey, life goes on. At least I wont have to listen to 4 more years of made up liberal attacks on Trump, he can let Harris take over for Biden then run again in 2024.

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Smart republicans are voting for Biden, the not so smart ones not so much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uJ9p6-Ubec&ab_channel=TheLincolnProject

The decision is between America and Trump, that is what Michael Steele former chair

of the Republican Party states.

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Parscale bought flashy cars before he tried to commit suicide.

That guy looks like a cast of the Vikings. Where does Trump get these people?

everyone I talk to will vote for him again.

That's so funny in a land of no guns and government healthcare

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he can let Harris take over for Biden then run again in 2024.

77 is too old for Biden to run but 78 ok for trump?

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you do realize that Barack Obama only got 22% of the vote in 2008 if you insist on this irrelevant way to count votes, dont you?

Bill Clinton also did not get half the votes. so it has no meaning really to speak of this, same as doesnt matter who won the "popular" vote if thats not how you win.

Half the country?? Trump couldn't even get half the votes. There are roughly 360 million people in America, 60 million of whom voted for Trump. Only 1/6 of the American people voted for him.

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But if not, hey, life goes on. At least I wont have to listen to 4 more years of made up liberal attacks on Trump

What if something similar happens to Trump’s conspiracy theory that millions of illegals voted in 2016? I know you are very receptive to this unfounded claim.

Will you just accept the result? I’m pretty sure that Trump will go on a conspiracy theory rampage if he loses.

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Reagan lost his mind during office but had decent staff. That's the point. It's the office of the present

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GO OBAMA !!.. Let's defeat Trump !!..

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Won’t be enough. Record voting turnouts already. He’ll need more than 1/6 Americans this time.

Yeah, well, I was completely blown away 4 years ago when he won unexpectedly so I am not holding my breath.

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also nice job in removing almost 2 million Trump voters from your numerator and adding 37 million American people that dont exist to your denominator to get your 1 in 6 false stat (which is irrelevant anyway, but at least calculate it honestly)

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1 in 6 is a very rough stat, but more accurate than 2 in 6. And according to you irrelevant anyway so don’t sweat it.

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and yes, Republicans are making significant progress in voter registrations. So all this record turnout might not be for who you think.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201020/p2g/00m/0in/113000c

In Florida, Republicans netted 146,644 voters over Democrats since the pandemic hit in March, leaving Democrats with their smallest overall lead in party registrations since the state began tracking them in 1972.

In Pennsylvania, which Trump won with 44,000 votes in 2016, the GOP added 103,171 more voters since November than Democrats did.

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Obama didnt get 2/6 either (known as 1/3 by people who can do math).

and we dont count votes of people who didnt vote, so yeah who cares.

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In 2008 Obama's share of the vote was 52.9%, 69 million. McCain 45.7% 59 million. Obama EC vote 365.

Trump 2016 46.1% 63 million. EC vote 304.

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Obama didnt get 2/6 either (known as 1/3 by people who can do math).

and we dont count votes of people who didnt vote, so yeah who cares.

You do apparently.

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BlacklabelToday  12:38 pm JST

Hopefully i will get to enjoy a whole new round of liberal excuses in disbelief of how they could have lost when the "polls" guaranteed their win.

I imagine it'll be nice to spend your days feeling superior to... well, a bunch of people on the internet that you don't really know and have never had any proper interaction with.

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But if not, hey, life goes on. At least I wont have to listen to 4 more years of made up liberal attacks on Trump, he can let Harris take over for Biden then run again in 2024.

Up until now its been we will win! win! win! We wont lose to Biden.

Now, it looks like you're preparing to lose, just like Trump.

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while inflating the number of total Americans by 27 million people.

27 or 37?

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"Look, I get it that this president wants full credit for the economy he inherited, and zero credit for the pandemic that he ignored. But you know what? The job doesn't work that way! Tweeting at the television doesn't fix things. Making stuff up doesn't make people's lives better. You've got to have a plan. You've got to put in the work." - - - Obama

Nailed it!

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lincolnmanToday 11:31 am JST"When the Russians put bounties on the heads of our troops....our Commander in Chief goes missing in action"...

"Joe would never call our troops suckers and losers...these are our sons and daughters, our brothers and sisters, our fathers and mothers"...

"Our economy was doing well when I left office, but just like everything else he inherited, he messed it up."

Masterful....Trump will get even more unhinged when he sees this...

Except all of these are just not true........

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Obama got the majority of those who voted in 08. trump did not. He didn’t even get a plurality.

Biden is above 50%. Trump has to peel off Biden voters because the number of undecideds, even if they all vote Trump is not enough. That’s not going to happen. Not at the National or the state level.

Took a great economy at essentially full-employment and drove it straight into the ground (just like his businesses!).

Literally handed a playbook on how to handle a pandemic and presided over the deaths of 220k (and counting) Americans by putting his head in the sand.

But I’m sure that the 11 million unemployed, the 20 million who will have their health care taken away, and the uncountable number of Americans that have lost a family member to COVID are MUCH more concerned with Biden’s demeanor....

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I was looking forward to telling you that means 235 million people did NOT vote for Barack Obama.

LOL. As if the entire population of the US is only people of voting age. Nice try, you're funny.

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no just him taking payments from China and Russia

This is unsubstantiated rumor. You should make like Giuliani and lie down for a while.

through his crackhead son.

I think it's a good moderation policy that deletes my comments that say Barron Trump looks like an awkward dork when he's standing like an awkward dork, but angry mocking of someone with an addition disorder is fine and dandy. Really cool stuff. I love it.

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Bring it ON, Mr. O!!! Obama always was good at making speeches and at the very least he always was diplomatic and was willing to compromise and work with others. Is that too much to ask for in a POTUS?

Barack Obama ACTS like a President.

Of course some critics are gonna say he's doing this to promote Vol. 1 of his upcoming memoirs (no ghostwriters here) but then again we need civility and stabilty back again, and Obama CAN show a way back to it by backing his former VP, even if he can't be President anymore himself.

His reappearance is a very welcome reprieve. Glad to see him back in the limelight. Trump needs to recede to a corner and I won't say here what else he can do there.

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Trump is going to win. Those who hate him are going to riot and become violent.

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Obama was just talker. He was the kind of guy "do as I say, not as I do".

You look at Obama 8 years Presidency track record and he didn't help to improve black and ethnic minorities living standard and other things in American society. In the end, he and his wife are becoming extremly wealthy couple.

Obama care was disaster and it didn't work out as he said. It needs to fix.

The President Trump has done more for black peoples than any US Presidents and his predecessor Obama modern era.

I am not against Obama or supporter of Trump. However, the journalists unfairly treatment of Trump make me post this comment.

Nobody was perfect. The journalists and Hollywood elits always said if the candidate they dislike has won the Election and then they will leave America but they never move out of America after Election the person they dislike was won. I won't say like that if I were them because I have to prove what I said by move out of America and living somewhere else.

I want fair go for anyone.

I'll vote for Trump because I think we should give him second term to finish his policy and rebuild American economy and security. I don't think vote for Biden and Harris team was a good idea and good choice. Trump will be better choice for the State.

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Obama got the majority of those who voted in 08. trump did not. He didn’t even get a plurality. 

But he got over 270 that’s the only number that matters.

Biden is above 50%. 

So as Hillary.....

Trump has to peel off Biden voters 

Or a lot of silent voters, people that don’t want to fight with family and friends that will just come out and vote for Trump when the curtain is closed.

But I’m sure that the 11 million unemployed, the 20 million who will have their health care taken away, 

Another Democrat fabricated spin, it won’t happen, but it’s a good tactic to deflect from Dems failures. And let’s celebrate the people that people that are recovering and the declining death rates.

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Obama care was disaster and it didn't work out as he said. It needs to fix.

trump said it was the easiest thing in the world to fix, 4 years ago. How long are you prepared to wait?

You know he can’t get a 3rd term.

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trump said it was the easiest thing in the world to fix, 4 years ago. How long are you prepared to wait?

Well, he had one of the best economies since the 50’s and more Americans trust him on that issue so he should do quite well.

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Well, he had one of the best economies since the 50’s and more Americans trust him on that issue so he should do quite well.

“Had”. If it was so easy why didn’t it get done in the first 3 years? China stole the ball in the final minutes?

So now during the worst economy since the Great Depression is suddenly the time to get things done.

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Bring it ON, Mr. O!!! Obama always was good at making speeches and at the very least he always was diplomatic and was willing to compromise and work with others. Is that too much to ask for in a POTUS? 

I admit Obama was definitely one of the best orators ever, but that’s about it. Definitely don’t miss the days of him talking down to people.

Barack Obama ACTS like a President. 

He was a politician, Trump is not and that’s why millions love him.

Of course some critics are gonna say he's doing this to promote Vol. 1 of his upcoming memoirs (no ghostwriters here)

That’s a lie, every book that Obama came out with was in large part written by a ghost writer.

but then again we need civility and stabilty back again,

It definitely won’t happen if the Marxists take power.

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No Bass,

once again you are factually inaccurate. Hillary was never above 50% in polling. All Trump had to do was pick up a majority of the 20% of undecideds.

Biden is above 50%. And the undecided clock in at around 5% or less. E.G. there is currently no path to a majority, much less 270 for Don.

On to your comment about Faux being credible because they are most popular.

As I noted yesterday, Fox has not a single award for journalism or commentary. (Fun fact: CNN won 8 Emmys this year alone for excellence in broadcast journalism.)

Clearly popularity does not equal credibility. But if it did.....

What would that say about your credibility given your consistent history of down votes?

As you brought up the issue of popularity equaling credibility, this would seem a valid topic.

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“Had”. If it was so easy why didn’t it get done in the first 3 years?

what are you talking about? He did it in three years and the economy was roaring along and that’s the reason why more people trust him with the economy than they do with any Democrat, that’s not a talking point that’s a sheer fact.

China stole the ball in the final minutes?

Of course, had they not unleashed the virus we wouldn’t be here talking this nonsense.

So now during the worst economy since the Great Depression is suddenly the time to get things done

Yes, so when will these Democrat governors and mayors open up the country entirely? When will they allow people to go back to work and when will they allow people to make a living and take care of their families?

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what are you talking about? He did it in three years and the economy was roaring along and that’s the reason why more people trust him with the economy than they do with any Democrat, that’s not a talking point that’s a sheer fact.

We were talking about replacing Obama Care. Read the previous comments and the quoted ones and keep on track.

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trump wants to replace Obamacare with nothing, he obviously is fine with people who cannot afford treatment being left to....

Though he received a few million dollars worth treatments while paying $750 in taxes.

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Bass:. that’s the reason why more people trust him with the economy than they do with any Democrat, that’s not a talking point that’s a sheer fact.

From 2 days ago. You'd know this if you did some independent research, but you don't:

A new poll two weeks before Election Day has Biden narrowly outperforming Trump on the economy, once a top issue for the president.

A survey released by Morning Consult/Politico on Wednesday found Biden narrowly edging out Trump on the economy, 45-44%, while 11% of registered voters say they don't know or don't have an opinion

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.usnews.com/news/elections/articles/2020-10-21/poll-biden-pulls-ahead-of-trump-on-handling-of-economy%3fcontext=amp

The Hill:.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/campaign/519851-trump-biden-tied-when-it-comes-to-economy-poll%3famp

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This is what the celebs do, protect each other.

How about celebs who become President?

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yet you didnt think of that when your guy divided by supposed 360 million American voters in 2016 , did you?

I don't know what you're trying to say. "divided"? "360 million American voters"?

The current population of the US is 328 million? About 139 million people voted in 2016? In 2016 eligible voters were around 250 million? Trump got around 62.9 million votes? Clinton got around 65.8 million votes? By your logic 187 million eligible voters didn't vote for Trump?

Clarification please.

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Harry Enton, “The Wizard of odds” who knows more about political polling than all of us combined says that Hillary was never over 50% once the nominations were set. So I’ll go with him. It’s a credibility issue.

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bass4funkToday  01:58 pm JST

But he got over 270 that’s the only number that matters.

You won't mind at all, of course, if Democrats consistently starting winning the Electoral College but losing the popular vote. Not that such a scenario seems very likely as the system appears to lock in gross-over-representation for rural conservatives, but...

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