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Obama burns President Trump: 'You ain't all that tough'

The former President used a campaign stop in Florida to point out his successor's poor leadership skills.

Image Source: Getty Images/ Former President Obama Campaigns For Joe Biden In Miami. (Photo by Joe Raedle)

Former President Barack Obama made another campaign stop in support of a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket and used the opportunity to debunk Donald Trump's "tough guy" persona, CNN reports. He described the incumbent President as a thin-skinned bully, citing his recent tantrum on '60 Minutes' with Lesley Stahl as evidence. This is the second time Obama has laced into Trump in four days, after making his debut on the campaign trail. Florida is a battleground state for the two candidates, therefore, the former President's appearance was particularly important. Though Obama had no intention of getting back into campaigning, this is a make-or-break election, which explains his impassioned appearances.

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"He likes to act tough and talk tough," he stated of Trump during the drive-in rally in Florida. "He thinks scowling and being mean is tough. But when '60 Minutes' and Lesley Stahl are too tough for you, you ain't all that tough." Evidently, the political mud-slinging has definitely begun. This state is particularly rough; it has been suggested that the race will be decided by the finest of margins. A victory there for the Biden campaign, however, could end the expected drama on election night—a fact that Obama clearly understood.

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He told volunteers at an unannounced stop in Miami Springs earlier in the day, "If you bring Florida home, this thing's over. That way I don't have to stay up too late. I don't have to wait for the results through the next day. I want to go to sleep knowing that we're going to have a President fighting on our behalf." Throughout the Presidential campaign, Biden has reiterated his stance as a defender of democracy. In comparison to Trump, the Democratic candidate has expressed more restraint during his time on the campaign trail. This was exemplified yet again when the sitting President made a campaign stop in Ohio.

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Of course, as always, Obama was on Trump's mind—even though he is not the one running the race. He mentioned the former President's return to the campaign trail. "I guess it started yesterday or the day before, right?" Trump said. "They had 42 people show up, 42. We have thousands, tens of thousands and outside it is five times what this is." This may sound like a big achievement, but Trump's rallies in Minnesota, for instance, have been linked to three Coronavirus outbreaks in the state. Obama made sure to highlight his inaction regarding the ongoing pandemic. He stated, "Eight months into this pandemic, new cases are breaking records. Donald Trump isn't going to suddenly protect all of us. He can't even take the basic steps to protect himself." With this in mind, Obama reminded voters: "We can't just imagine a better future. We've got to go out there and fight for it. We've got out to out-hustle the other side. We've got to vote like never before, and we've got to leave no doubt."

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