PRESIDENT Donald Trump faced off with Joe Biden in battleground states on the final weekend before the election as the former veep campaigned with Barack Obama for the first time.
Trump, speaking at a Pennsylvania rally, slammed his opponent as a part of the “corrupt political class” and “not equipped to lead America” as he raged against “Washington insiders.”
Trump slammed Barack Obama for campaigning for Joe BidenCredit: EPA
Former President Barack Obama campaigns with Joe Biden at events in Michigan for the first timeCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Obama slammed Trump at a rally in Flint for an ‘obsession’ with crowd sizesCredit: AP:Associated Press
Trump tweeted about Obama and Biden’s handling of the water crisis in Flint, MichiganCredit: @realDonaldTrump
“I said that’s good, he campaigned for Hillary. How did that work out?” Trump said.
Trump also slammed Obama and Biden, who teamed up for an invite-only rally in Flint, Michigan – which has suffered an ongoing public health crisis since 2014 caused by drinking water contaminated with lead.
“Biden & Obama owe a massive apology to the People of Flint. The water was poisoned on their watch. Not only did they fail them, Biden proudly accepted the endorsement of disastrous Gov Rick Snyder!” Trump raged on Twitter.
Trump throws a hat to supporters before he speaks at a campaign rally at Reading Regional Airport in PennsylvaniaCredit: AP:Associated Press
Trump exits Air Force One as he arrives for a campaign rally in ReadingCredit: AP:Associated Press
Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Keith HouseCredit: AP:Associated Press
He continued: “Unlike Biden, I will always stand with the People of the Great State of MICHIGAN!”
Obama mocked Trump’s obsession with crowd sizes at the drive-in Flint rally.
“Does he have nothing better to worry about?” Obama asked. “Did no one come to his birthday party when he was a kid? Was he traumatized?”
Obama and Biden were scheduled to appear in two different Michigan cities on Saturday, starting in Flint and then flying to Detroit, where musician Stevie Wonder will open for them.
Supporters listen in their cars as former Obama speaks during a drive-in campaign rally for Joe BidenCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Joe Biden speaks to supporters in Michigan while campaigning with Obama for the first timeCredit: Reuters
Biden and Trump have both been campaigning in battleground states in the final days before the electionCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Obama campaigns for Biden in Michigan, a state narrowly won by Donald Trump in 2016Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Obama and Biden greet each other with a socially distanced elbow bump at a rally in Flint, MichiganCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“What is his obsession, by the way, with crowd size?” Obama asked the crowd during the campaign event in Flint, Michigan. “He’s always worried — this is the one measure he has of success.”
Obama’s scathing remarks continued as he mocked Trump for caring more about the sizes of his campaign crowds than for caring about the coronavirus pandemic.
“He’s still worrying about his inauguration crowd being smaller than mine,” the former two-term president said with a smile.
“It really bugs him,” Obama continued. “He’s still talking about that.”
Trump and Obama have repeatedly rampaged against each other in recent weeks as the election has approached.
Trump, calling his predecessor “Barack Hussein Obama,” claimed the former president “drew flies” at a Biden campaign event last weekend.
“They had 42 people! He drew flies, did you ever hear the expression? Obama drew flies,” Trump said to boos from the crowd.
Less than 24 hours before those comments, Trump said at a campaign stop in Wisconsin: “Barack Hussein Obama arrived to help Sleepy Joe because Sleepy Joe is only capable of doing one of these every three or four days.”
Obama previously roasted Trump, claiming: “His TV ratings are down.”
He also criticized his successor for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
“You think he’s hard at work coming up with a plan to get us out of this mess? Well, I don’t know, because I know he’s had a tough week. Everybody’s been very unfair to Donald Trump this week,” Obama said.
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