Former President Barack Obama burned rubber racing on the high street in Philadelphia on Wednesday as he met Joseph R. Biden returned to the campaign trail to stump for Junior, ridiculing President Trump for complaining about campaigning in Pennsylvania, contracting coronoviruses and hiding business deals. China.
“We know that he continues to do business with China because he has a secret Chinese bank account. How is that possible?” Mr. Obama asked supporters that he had been invited to speak at a drive-in rally in the parking lot of the Philadelphia Sports Complex. He was referring to a recent New York Times report that revealed the president’s previously unknown financial holdings – at a time when Mr. Trump was criticizing Mr. Biden’s ties to the country.
“Can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account?” The former president said, wearing a blue shirt with sleeves, straining his voice. “Can you imagine when I was running for re-election that I had a secret Chinese bank account?”
He said, “They must have called me Beijing Barry.”
Obama said, “It is not a great idea to have a president who is a body of money for people abroad.” Mr. Trump paid during his first two years as president – $ 750.
Mr. Obama’s long-awaited speech, the first of many that he intends to deliver on behalf of Mr. Biden and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, over the next two weeks, of his reluctance to engage Trump directly Represented complete reversal. .
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The former president said, “By the way, his TV rating is low.” “So you know that bothers him. But the thing is, this is not a reality show. This is reality. And the rest of us had to live with the consequences and prove ourselves unable to take the job seriously. did. “
Mr. Obama, who has helped raise millions online for his former vice-president, but has not appeared in person in campaign events during the coronovirus epidemic, described Mr. Trump’s failure to contain the outbreak in more personal terms than before Failed
“Eight months into this epidemic, cases are rising again in this country,” he said. “Donald Trump is suddenly not going to protect us all. He cannot even take basic steps to protect himself. “
Mr Obama, whose lofty campaign style is masked by a ploying instinct, captured Trump’s mistake on Tuesday when the president told supporters at a rally in western Pennsylvania that he had not gone on his campaign. ‘ T is struggling.
“The president spent some time in Erie last night and apparently he complained of traveling here,” Mr. Obama said with a laugh. “Then he shortened the incident. poor man. I do not think so. I like coming to Pennsylvania. “
According to a Democratic official with knowledge of his plans, Mr. Obama is scheduled to hold his next event in Miami next week, followed by another rally in Orlando next week.
Mr. Obama, who traveled to Philadelphia in August to deliver a televised speech at the Virtual Democratic National Convention, which contested as an existential battle for the future of American democracy, attacked the same subjects in his return visit on Wednesday. did.
He warned Democrats not to let the elections go because of showing Mr Biden with an edge, adding that some had become “lazy” in 2016.
“I don’t care about elections,” he said before Hillary Clinton led the vote. “Last time there was a whole bunch of elections. it did not work. “
He said, “We are ready to exit from the other side.”