WASHINGTON, D.C.–tonight President Donald J. Trump and his rival former President Barack Obama, were both on stage tonight–Trump in North Carolina and Obama in Philly. President Trump easily won tonight’s rally—with a huge Gastonia, North Carolina crowd, while Obama had less than 100 vehicles parked at the drive in rally.
In North Carolina, President Trump mocked former President Obama for being wrong about the 2016 election outcome. Obama stated at several rallies in 2016–that Trump was not going to be elected President of the United States. Trump beat Hillary Clinton although the pollster predicted that Clinton was going to trounce Trump.
With 13 days to go until this election, Mr. Biden has felled to bring together huge crowds like President Trump. But pollsters continue to predict that Biden has a two digit lead.
But the margin is slimmer in the handful of US states that could go either way and ultimately decide the outcome on November 3rd.
Americans are voting early at a record pace this year, with 42 million having already cast ballots by mail-in, drop boxes, and in person.
What did President Trump say?
He said the choice for voters was between a “Trump super-recovery” or Biden’s tax increases or “Biden steep depression”.
Mr Biden has been huddled in the basement and off the campaign trail all week preparing for the final presidential debate on Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee, while President Trump is full of energy and out on the campaign trail with the people—and hearing them chant “We love you” across the battleground states.
President Trump could not resist taking a political swing at former President Obama, who hit the campaign trail in person about an hour earlier for the first time since the August political conventions. Obama originally held off endorsing Biden until after the Democratic Primaries. During the primaries Senator Kamala Harris attacked Biden for his stance against school busing.
“There was nobody that campaigned harder for crooked Hillary Clinton than Obama, right?” Mr Trump told rally-goers, who booed at the mention of his old adversaries’ names. “He was all over the place.”
The president added: “I think the only one more unhappy than crooked Hillary that night was Barack Hussein Obama.”
Trump, also mocked Obama’s reported initial lack of enthusiasm for the White House bid of Mr Biden, who was his vice-president from 2009-2017.
In 2016, Mr Obama reportedly pressured Mr Biden to sit out the race and allow Hillary Clinton to run, believing she had the better chance of defeating Mr Trump, BBC News reported.
Last year Mr Obama said there was a need for “new blood” in the Democratic leadership, which was widely interpreted as a slight to Mr Biden, added BBC News.
What did Obama say?
After lacerating attacks on Mr Trump over his handling of the coronavirus and the economy, Mr Obama turned at a small drive-in rally in Philadelphia to the president’s tweets.
He said if Mr Biden won, “we’re not going to have a president who goes out of his way to insult anybody who doesn’t support him, or threaten them with jail. That’s not normal presidential behaviour.” But, Obama omitted that Biden’s decision to end fracking–would end jobs for many citizens of the City of Brother Love—including in the states of Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Ohio, and West Virginia–just to mention a few.
President Trump was endorsed this week by Ice Cube and 50 Cents. Ice Cube, the legendary Generation X rapper and hip hop icon, last week said he’s open to working with the Trump administration on implementing his “Contract with Black America.”
Ice Cube released “Contract With Black America,” which featured a preface written by Darrick Hamilton — one of the most respected and well known Black economists in the nation and calls for “a blueprint to achieve racial and economic justice” through polices that promote wealth creation, home ownership, small businesses criminal justice reform, and voting rights. Small parts of the “Contract” but the Democratic Party failed to deliver prosperity opportunities for Black America. Ice Cubes Contract with Black America concept is reflected in what the Trump administration’s “Platinum Plan”. Mr. Trump kicked off “Opportunity Zones” in 2017. “States may designate up to 25% of low-income census tracts as Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones were created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump. The first Opportunity Zones were designated in April 2018.”
50 Cent posted on Twitter:
👀you see that, I post something on IG while watching the News and I end up on the front page of the paper.🤦♂️hey get the app STARZ. pic.twitter.com/oFQAkEjxXy— 50cent (@50cent) October 21, 2020