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OBAMA TAGS TRUMP AS AN OVERGROWN, IGNORANT AND LAZY BRAT

Barack Obama is hitting President Donald Trump right where he thinks it’ll hurt most: His ego. Obama also dinged Trump on his masculinity. Without mentioning the president directly, Obama said that “kindness, humility, responsibility, helping somebody else out” used to be “the definition of manliness.” Obama added: “Not strutting and showing off. Acting important and bullying people.“It used to be being a man meant taking care of other people. Not going around bragging.”

Campaigning for Joe Biden, the former president painted Trump as insecure and self-absorbed, describing him as a failed president who cares more about himself than the country, Alexandra Jaffe reported for the Associated Press (AP).


“Trump cares about feeding his ego. Joe cares about keeping you and your family safe,” Obama said in Flint, Michigan. In a scathing speech, Obama mocked and belittled Trump for everything from the president’s criticism of the media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic — Trump, he said, was “jealous of COVID’s media coverage” — to his “obsession with crowd size.”


“He’s still worried about his inauguration crowd being smaller than mine. It really bugs him. He’s still talking about that. Does he have nothing better to worry about?” Obama said. “Did no one come to his birthday party as a kid? Was he traumatized?”After delivering a sober indictment of Trump’s presidency and warning that America’s democracy is at stake this election at the Democratic National Convention, Obama has taken on a more lighthearted approach since returning to the campaign trail earlier this month for Biden. The personal attacks on Trump have been a centerpiece of Obama’s campaign pitch, and he seems to relish the opportunity to needle his successor. On Saturday, Obama at times smiled as he jabbed the president and often sounded incredulous at the state of his administration. “The president wants to get credit for the economy he inherited and zero blame for the pandemic he ignored,” Obama said.





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