Obama and Biden will campaign together twice on Saturday, first at an event in Flint, 密西根州, and later at an event in Detroit. The rallies represent the first time the duo has been on stage together with either one of them on a presidential ticket since 2012, the last time a Democratic nominee won the presidency.
The former President has been one of Biden’s most forceful defenders on the campaign trail
, using a series of events this month to lay into President Donald Trump as ill-prepared for and uninterested in the presidency
. Obama has also routinely touted Biden as the right man for the presidency at this moment of crisis
, 什么时候 the coronavirus is continuing to spread and the economy is rattled
Obama will give Biden a “personal testimonial to voters in the homestretch about Joe Biden’s ability to lead us out of this pandemic… and to build America back even better,” said the Obama aide.
The former President will also use the speech to tout down-ballot Democrats, such as Michigan Sen. 加里·彼得斯, who is locked in a tight race against Republican John James.
Obama’s most pointed critiques of Trump have focused on the coronavirus and that is expected to continue on Saturday in Michigan, where cases are spiking.
“What’s his closing argument? That people are too focused on Covid. He said this at one of his rallies. 冠状病毒病, 冠状病毒病, 冠状病毒病, 他在抱怨,” Obama said in Florida this week. “He’s jealous of Covid’s media coverage. If he had been focused on Covid from the beginning, cases wouldn’t be reaching new record highs across the country this week.”