“Let’s go make it happen – I love you Philadelphia!” Obama said.
Obama unleashed a brutal takedown of Trump on topics ranging from his handling of the coronavirus to his character in his first appearance on the campaign trail on behalf of Biden and Harris.
The former president famous for bringing a message of hope, tried to bring some of that feeling back after a blistering speech highlighting the dangers of Donald Trump. “I am asking you to remember what this country can be,” Obama said.
“Eight months into this pandemic, cases are rising again across this country,” Obama said. “Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us. He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself,”
Obama mocked Trump’s preoccupation with television ratings and Twitter, saying the current president can’t appreciate the gravity of the job because he only cares about himself.
“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,” Obama said.
Obama, who has largely kept his opinions about Trump to himself, making only guarded or veiled criticisms, held little back, but also urged voters to not become numb to Trump’s rhetoric and behavior.
“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. “You’ll be able to go about your lives knowing that the president is not going to retweet conspiracy theories about secret cabals running the world or that Navy SEALs didn’t actually kill bin Laden.”
Trump’s words and actions matter, Obama continued. “They embolden other people to be cruel and divisive and racist, and it frays the fabric of our society and it affects how our children see things and it affects the ways that our families get along. That behavior matters, character matters.”