Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered blistering attacks on President Donald Trump on the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, Aug. 19.
Obama characterized his Republican successor as a divisive figure who has “no interest” in helping anyone but himself and his friends.
“For close to four years now, he’s shown no interest in putting in the work; no interest in finding common ground; no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends; no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves,” Obama said, The Hill reported.
As the November election nears, Obama has ramped up his attacks on the incumbent in a wide range of issues including his handling of the CCP Virus (coronavirus), funding the U.S. postal service, among others.
Obama claimed that during President Trump’s tenure in the White House, “our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.”
Hillary Clinton, who lost the White House to Donald Trump four years ago, didn’t hold back in shredding her former rival.
“For four years, people have said to me, ‘I didn’t realize how dangerous he was.’ ‘I wish I could go back and do it over.’ ‘I should have voted,’” Clinton said. “This can’t be another woulda-coulda-shoulda election.”
Clinton called on Americans to vote for Biden for the jobs he would create and warned that only an “overwhelming” turnout at the polls could thwart President Trump’s attempts to “sneak or steal” a second term in office.
“Don’t forget,” she added, “Joe and Kamala can win by 3 million votes and still lose. Take it from me. So we need numbers overwhelming, so Trump can’t sneak or steal his way to victory.”
President Trump fired back at Obama and Clinton in a series of tweets on Wednesday night, saying, “Welcome, Barack and Crooked Hillary. See you on the field of battle!”
Welcome, Barack and Crooked Hillary. See you on the field of battle! pic.twitter.com/ZrTKXcc6aU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2020
President Trump has repeatedly accused Obama and his administration of spying on his 2016 campaign. The documents released by the Department of Justice showed that Obama knew about the details of President Trump’s then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s December 2016 phone calls with Russia’s ambassador about sanctions as the FBI reopened an investigation against Flynn.
The top FBI agents secretly discussed whether their goal was to get Flynn to lie or get him fired when they interviewed him in the White House on Jan. 24, 2017.
HE SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, AND GOT CAUGHT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2020
Biden claimed that he knows nothing about the investigation of Flynn. However, he was on the list of top Obama administration officials who purportedly requested to “unmask” the identity of Flynn during the presidential transition period.
“President Obama did not do a good job. And the reason I’m here is because of President Obama and Joe Biden, because if they did a good job I wouldn’t be here. And probably, if they did a good job, I wouldn’t have even run,” President Trump said.