Trump was in Florida on Thursday where it seemed that everyone at his rally had already voted the party line.
The vulgarian asked a packed arena: “Who voted?” When his question was met with a roar from his fans, he seemed genuinely taken aback. Again, he asked the crowd: “Everybody voted already? No kidding. Let me see it again. Who voted?”
Again, the audience howled. POTUS then joked:
“Then what the hell am I doing here tonight?”
Barack Obama at a Florida rally on Thursday stated:
“I am here for one simple reason. I am here to ask you to vote. To vote in what might be the most important election in our lifetimes. The consequences of anybody sitting out of this election are profound.”
Obama said that the most critical movements in the country, including the fight for Civil Rights, happened “because we got out there and did the work.”
“The powerful and the privileged try hard to keep what they got. And they will try to make you angry, and cynical, and distracted. They’ll tell you that ‘Everything will be okay as long as we get rid of the people who don’t look like you.'”
In a speech in Milwaukee, Obama referred to the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which has indicted people involved with the Trump campaign.
“Nobody in my administration got indicted.”
Obama also hit hard at Republicans for criticizing Hillary Clinton‘s use of a personal email server as Secretary of State, but not responding strongly to a New York Times report that Chinese intelligence was eavesdropping on Trump on his “iPhone that he leaves in a golf cart“. He criticized Trump for lying to the American people:
“If you can just say anything, and there are no consequences if what you’re saying isn’t true, then how are you going to have accountability?”
“I am hopeful that despite all the noise, and the lies, and the distraction, we are going to cut through all that and remember who we are. The antidote to government by a powerful few is government by the organized, energized many.”
At a rally in Las Vegas, Obama said that the biggest threat to democracy was indifference:
“The biggest threat to our democracy is cynicism that says, ‘We’re just gonna stay home because my vote doesn’t matter.’“