After months of being virtually silent on the upcoming election, Barack Obama is finally stepping in to help his former vice president. Speaking at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia, Pa., Obama urged voters to “turn out like never before,” while also taking plenty of jabs at President Trump. “Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us, he can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself,” he remarked.
Obama went on to say, “This is not a reality show. This is reality. And the rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously.”
The drive-in rally turned out to be one of the largest staged by the Biden campaign during the pandemic with nearly 280 vehicles spread throughout the parking lot of Citizens Bank Park.
Meanwhile, at a campaign event in North Carolina, President Trump mocked Obama for his previously unsuccessful campaign for then democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “[Obama] said ‘he will not be our president.’ Before that, he said ‘he will not run.’ Then I ran. Then he said, ‘he will not get the nomination.’ Then I got the nomination. Then he said, ‘he will not be our president.’ Then I won,” Trump told the crowd, “The only one more unhappy than Crooked Hillary that night was Barack Hussein Obama.”
Joe Biden remained at home in Delaware throughout the week in preparation for the final presidential debate with Donald Trump. The time away from the campaign trail has also allowed Biden the opportunity to avoid answering any questions about his relation to the information on Hunter Biden’s laptop.