Mr Obama was attending his first joint fundraiser of the election cycle. The funds raised made it the biggest fundraising of the cycle. Though he did not mention Donald Trump by name, Mr Obama accused his administration of “actively promoting division.”
Mr Obama explained: “Unlike our current President, (Democrats) recognise we have a public health crisis going on.”
“I am here to say the help is on the way if we do the work, because there’s nobody I trust more to be able to heal this country and get back on track than my dear friend Joe Biden.”
Mr Obama said even if his former running mate won the election, the situation he will find on January 20 2021 will be more difficult than the one he found in 2009.
The former President reflected: “Things were tough in 2008, 2009.
“We were going through the worst recessions since the Great Depression, a massive financial crisis, we were still in the midst of two wars.
“As challenging as those times were and as much of a slog as it was to yank the economy out of the economic crisis that it was in, and in some ways things were tougher in terms of the financial system than they are today, but there was still a sense of a shared American idea that we could build on.”
A majority of polls have Mr Biden to win the election in November.
On Monday, Trump tweeted that the election would be rigged to deny him a second term.
Mr Barr argued: “A foreign country could print up tens of thousands of counterfeit ballots.
“Very hard for us to detect which was the right and which was the wrong ballot.
“So, I think it can — it can upset and undercut the confidence in the integrity of our elections.
“If anything, we should tighten them up right now.”
These remarks come as former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s ‘The Room Where It Happened’ is being prepared for released.
Mr Bolton alleges Trump sought Chinese assistance in his re-election bid in excerpts released to the press.
The book read at the G20 in Osaka: “Trump, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming US presidential election [in 2020], alluding to China’s economic capability and pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win.”
Trump has dismissed Mr Bolton’s claims, tweeting: “Wacko John Bolton’s ‘exceedingly tedious’(New York Times) book is made up of lies & fake stories. Said all good about me, in print, until the day I fired him.
“A disgruntled boring fool who only wanted to go to war. Never had a clue, was ostracised & happily dumped. What a dope!”
Published at Wed, 24 Jun 2020 04:16:00 +0000