President Obama Is ‘Ready To Explode’ On Campaign Trail Against Trump
President Obama is reportedly eager to get out on the campaign trail, stumping for the eventual Democratic nominee. According to sources close to the administration, Obama is “ready to explode” out onto the trail, ready to take Republican nominee Donald Trump head-on.
Politico reports that a source close to Obama confirms the President wants nothing more than to get out on the campaign trail and push hard for the Democratic nominee. The hands-off period of the Democratic primary is reportedly “driving him crazy.”
President Obama’s trip to Elkhart, Indiana could be a preview of what voters can expect from the President once a Democratic hopeful secures the nomination. At an appearance today, Obama is set to showcase the success his administration has had reviving the economy in Elkhart, with the kind of rousing speech which has become Obama’s trademark.
Tune in at 3:25 p.m. ET to watch President Obama speak in Elkhart, Indiana—seven years after his first visit. https://t.co/ams2ipvolb
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“The ideas I’ve laid out today won’t solve every problem, or make everybody financially secure overnight,” Obama will reportedly say in a speech tonight, according to Politico, which has obtained excerpts of the speech from the White House.
According to White House press secretary Josh Earnest, Obama won’t target any one candidate in his speech later today, at least not by name. Instead, the speech will reportedly illustrate the differences between the two parties, and between the proposed policies put forward by both the Democratic and Republican parties.
“He understands his successor will have some important decisions to make about whether or not we are going to build on this progress. And there is a pretty clear choice to be made if you take a look at the policies that are being advocated by the two parties,” Earnest said.
President Obama has yet to formally endorse a candidate in the Democratic race, and it’s unlikely that he’ll do it before one of the candidates actually secures the nomination, but that doesn’t mean Obama will continue to be as hands-off as he has been so far. According to sources close to the administration, Obama is very eager to get out on the campaign trail and get Democratic voters fired up for the general election. The Inquisitr reported previously that Obama’s poll numbers could have a big impact on the success of the eventual Democratic nominee.
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Tonight’s speech in Elkhart, Indiana will give voters a preview of the coming months. The speech excerpts obtained by CNN suggest a return to form for Obama, and in his planned remarks, Obama will reportedly take on the issue of divisions within the Democratic Party and the diametric opposition between Republican policies and Democratic policies.
“One thing I can promise you is that if we turn against each other based on divisions of race or religion, then we won’t build on the progress we’ve started. If we get cynical and just vote our fears, or don’t vote at all, we won’t build on the progress we’ve started,” Obama plans to say.
Obama’s Elkhart speech targets divisions not only within the Democratic Party but within America. The kinds of divisions which Republican nominee Donald Trump has capitalized on during his primary campaign. Obama’s speech will allude to Trump’s “divisive” policies, but he reportedly won’t call out the Republican nominee by name, not yet anyway.
“We’ve got to come together around our common values, our faith in hard work and opportunity for everyone. We’ve got to assume the best in each other, and not the worst – because whatever our differences, we all love this country and care fiercely about our children’s futures,” reads an excerpt from Obama’s Elkhart speech.
President Obama’s appearance in Elkhart, Indiana will be followed by a PBS town hall, during which the President will answer questions from local residents. Trump might not come up in Obama’s speech, but it’s likely he will during the Q&A with Elkhart residents, and given Obama’s reported eagerness to hit the campaign trail, voters might see Obama take one or more swipes at the Republican nominee.
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