Obama, hitting the stump at a car rally in Philadelphia:
Obama on Trump: “by the way, his ratings are down. And you know that upsets him.”
Obama on Trump: "He’s got a secret Chinese bank account. How is that possible? Can you imagine if I had had a secret Chinese bank account when I was running for re-election. You think Fox News might have been a little concerned about that. They would have called me Beijing Barry"
Obama says unlike Trump, he probably paid more than $750 in income taxes in his first job, working at Baskin Robbins. That proves, Obama says, that Trump doesn't understand working people.
"Tweeting at the television doesn't fix things. Making stuff up doesn't make things better. You've got to have a plan," Obama says. "We literally left this White House a pandemic playbook .. they probably used it to prop up a wobbly table somewhere."
"Donald Trump isn't going to protect us. He can barely take the basic steps to protect himself," Obama says. Then mocks Trump saying he's gone back to work after recovering from COVID. "If he'd actually been working the whole time, it never would have gotten this bad."
"Joe's not going to screw up testing. He's not going to call scientists 'idiots.' He's not going to host a super spreader event at the White House," Obama says.
Panoramic shot of Obama at the drive in rally:
Obamacare on the Republicans' and Trump's claims of a new plan for health care: "It’s been coming in two weeks for the last 10 years. Where is it? Where is this great plan to replace Obamacare? They’ve had 10 years to do it. There is no plan."
"I can tell you this. Joe Biden would never call the men and women of our military 'suckers' or 'losers,'" Obama says. Says Trump has failed to protect America from dangers "foreign, domestic or microscopic."
Obama says Americans wouldn't tolerate Trump's behavior from a crazy uncle. Mentions his tweets "about secret cabals running the world or that Navy SEALs didn't call bin Ladin. Think about that. The president of the United States retweeted that. Imagine that. What? What?"
Obama says Trump's comments are not only damaging, but "racist," and fraying the fabric between us. Says also "it effects how the world looks at America. That behavior matters. Character matters."
Obama says, Biden and Harris "believe that no one, especially the president, is above the law."
Obama: "Our democracy's not going to work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day. ... We just become numb to it. Every single day. Fact checkers can't keep up. ... These aren't Republican or Democratic principles, these are American principles."
"The president's already said, 'if this is even close, I'm just going to make stuff up,'" Obama says. "So we can't have any doubt. ... I don't care about the polls. There were a whole bunch of polls last time."
"We've got to vote, and then get some change, and then vote some more, and get some more change, and keep on voting," Obama says.
"For all the times these last four years that we've seen our worst impulses revealed, we've also seen what our country can be at its best," Obama says, mentioning the airport protests of Muslim ban, the March for Our Lives, Black Lives Matter, essential workers in the pandemic
"America is a good and decent place. But we've seen so much noise and nonsense, it's hard sometimes to remember," Obama says. Asks people to believe in Biden's and Harris's ability to lead, to channel the activism into action.
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