President Barack Obama said Donald Trump’s behavior won’t change if he becomes president, asking voters to disavow the Republican presidential nominee’s statements and actions and elect Democrat Hillary Clinton for the US President.
Thousands of people came to hear President Barack Obama at the University of North Florida on Thursday afternoon, the scorching heat failed to wither their enthusiasm. He made a strong case for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in his speech asking people to come out and vote for ex-secretary of state rather than Trump who according to him will play a major role in sabotaging the roots of democracy in America if elected.
“I’m not on this ballot. But everything we’ve done these last eight years is on the ballot,” he said. “Decency is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. And Hillary Clinton will advance these things,” he said, calling on the audience that had a large presence of African Americans among them, to vote and get others to vote. “You’ve got to talk to cousin Pookie. ..You’ve got to talk to Uncle Jimmy,” he said.
Both sides are battling it hard in Florida, where the contest is at the close end and the prize is 29 electoral college votes. Mr. Obama did two events on Thursday and may come back again on Sunday. Republican nominee Donald Trump campaigned in the State for the second consecutive day, speaking two hours earlier, in Jacksonville. “Our movement represents all Americans from all backgrounds and all walks of life,” he said.
He told the people present at the event that Donald Trump is unqualified to be the President of the United States. Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit to be commander-in-chief.
Mr. Obama said this election is unlike all others, and the normalization of Mr. Trump’s behavior, which is turning out to be dangerous. “We’ve become numb to it… It’s not acceptable…It’s not normal,” the President said, recalling his own contests against Republican opponents in 2008 and 2012.
“When I ran .. against John McCain, I disagreed with him on a whole bunch of stuff, but I didn’t fear for the Republic. I just thought I would be a better President. When I ran against Mitt Romney in 2012, I disagreed with him on all kinds of things. But, although I thought I was going to be a better President, I did not think that our democracy would be injured by him taking office. This is different. This is somebody who would do damage to our democracy, who is uniquely unqualified and shows no interest in becoming more qualified.”
Going by the polls, Clinton is leading with a very slight margin over trump in swing states.