President Donald Trump on Saturday, Oct. 17, said that he wanted former President Barack Obama to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
With just two weeks until the election, Obama will campaign on behalf of the Biden-Harris ticket in Philadelphia on Wednesday, a battleground state that he joined Bill and Hillary Clinton during their final campaign stop in 2016.
“Well, that’s good news,” President Trump said, reported Breitbart News. “He campaigned harder than Hillary Clinton did for Hillary, and it just made us stronger.”
“I want him to campaign so much. I want him to campaign, you know, because we’re going to do so much better,” the president continued.
Obama waited until after Biden won the nomination to announce his endorsement for the former vice president and has been largely absent from Biden’s campaign.
The former president touted Biden’s candidacy and criticized the incumbent as an “accelerant” of misinformation in a podcast this week. He claimed that President Trump’s call for his indictment was “absurd.”
President Trump has made 37 appearances in 15 states while Biden has called a “lid” multiple times and has made stops in only 20 cities. Biden retreated to his Delaware home on Saturday amid an uproar over the New York Post’s explosive report on his son’s overseas business dealings.
According to the Post, Biden’s polling edge over President Trump slightly fell this week after revelations about his son.
The Biden campaign is reportedly urging supporters not to “become complacent” and should “campaign like we’re trailing” despite polling that shows Biden is leading President Trump nationally and in key battleground states.
“We cannot become complacent because the very searing truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race, and every indication we have shows that this thing is going to come down to the wire,” Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon wrote in the memo obtained by The Hill.
“While we see robust leads at the national level, in the states we’re counting on to carry us to victory like Arizona and North Carolina we’re only up by three points.” she said. “We also know that even the best polling can be wrong, and that variables like turnout mean that in a number of critical states we are functionally tied — and that we need to campaign like we’re trailing.”