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Politics Obama blasts ‘crazy’ Trump’s COVID-19 ‘screw up’ in blistering first stump speech for Biden

04:15  22 october  2020
04:15  22 october  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Barack’s back.

Barack Obama compared President Trump on Wednesday to “a crazy uncle" who has emboldened racism, tarnished the country’s standing in the world and caused American deaths by refusing to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

The 44th president delivered the blistering Trump denunciation as part of his first campaign stump speech for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, as Americans geared up to cast ballots in next month’s momentous election.

“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 at a drive-in Biden campaign rally in Philadelphia.

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Trump has “shown no interest in putting in the work," Obama said in a speech that also lauded "brother" Joe Biden for his character and resilience. Biden is expected to accept the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday at the Chase Center in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

“You’ll be able to 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 kill bin Laden," Obama continued, referring to posts Trump recently retweeted on Twitter.

“That’s not normal presidential behavior. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a high school principal. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a coach. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a coworker. We wouldn’t tolerate it in our family, except for maybe a crazy uncle somewhere.”

Barack Obama holding a microphone: Former President Barack Obama speaks at Citizens Bank Park as he campaigns for Joe Biden on Wednesday in Philadelphia. © Matt Slocum Former President Barack Obama speaks at Citizens Bank Park as he campaigns for Joe Biden on Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Former President Barack Obama speaks at Citizens Bank Park as he campaigns for Joe Biden on Wednesday in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/)

Obama’s fighting words prompted roars and honks from assembled Biden supporters, who largely stayed in their cars and wore face masks in compliance with federal COVID-19 guidelines.

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“They probably used it to, I don’t know, prop up a wobbly table somewhere,” Obama said. “We don’t know where that playbook went.”

With the U.S. COVID-19 death toll surging above 221,000, Obama said the failure of Trump’s handling of the pandemic can be measured by the fact he contracted the virus himself.

“Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect us. He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself,” Obama said. “This pandemic would have been challenging for any president, but this idea that somehow this White House has done anything but completely screw this up is just not true."

a group of people walking down a street next to a car: People wait for a campaign event with former President Barack Obama at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Wednesday. © Provided by New York Daily News People wait for a campaign event with former President Barack Obama at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

People wait for a campaign event with former President Barack Obama at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Wednesday. (Matt Slocum/)

The former president took particular issue with Trump’s dithering on bringing relief to the millions of Americans forced into unemployment because of the pandemic — and tied it to recent reports revealing the president only paid $750 in income tax during his first year in office.

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“How is that possible?” Obama said. “If you are living high on the hog and you only pay $750 in taxes, maybe, just maybe, he might not know what working people are going through here in Pennsylvania. We cannot afford four more years of this.”

Obama also called out Trump’s long history of refusing to condemn white supremacists.

“There are consequences to these actions. They embolden other people to be cruel and divisive, and racist,” Obama said. “And it frays the fabric of our society and affects the way our children see things ... It affects how the world looks at America.”

a man driving a car: Sozi Tulante and his two daughters Zolana 7, and Sengele 9, gather to listen to former President Barack Obama on Wednesday. © Provided by New York Daily News Sozi Tulante and his two daughters Zolana 7, and Sengele 9, gather to listen to former President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

Sozi Tulante and his two daughters Zolana 7, and Sengele 9, gather to listen to former President Barack Obama on Wednesday. (Michael M Santiago/GettyImages/)

Obama’s return to the campaign trail comes as Biden holds a comfortable lead over Trump in nearly all national polls. The former vice president is also trouncing Trump in key swing states, including Pennsylvania.

But Obama pleaded with voters to not get complacent and pointed to Trump’s repeated refusals to promise a peaceful transfer of power and threats to contest the results in court if he loses.

“We cannot leave any doubt in this election,” Obama said. “Because you know the president’s already said, ‘If this is even close, I’m going to just make stuff up.' He’s already starting to do it ... We can’t be complacent. Not this time. Not in this election."

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