Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has slammed US President Barack Obama for holding election rallies in support of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, describing him as campaigner-in-chief.
“Because of our failed leaders, including from the campaigner-in-chief Obama — this guys does nothing but campaign,” Trump yesterday said at an election rally in Salema, North Carolina.
According to police, the rally was attended by nearly 18,000 people, considered to be big by American standards.
“You know I said the other day, I said, ‘Let him work on bringing our jobs back from Mexico who stole our jobs. Let him work on building up our very depleted, you know it better than anybody, our depleted military,'” he said.
“Instead, he is campaigning with somebody who is under the FBI investigation,” he alleged.
Obama has hit a campaign blitz this week. He addressed two election rallies in Florida yesterday. Both the events attracted thousands of people, with his supporters standing in long ques for hours to listen to him.
The development seems to have unnerved the Trump Campaign, given the kind of increased attack against him by Republican leaders.
“We need a president that’s gonna go in and do their job. And I just left, by the way, Miami. And in leaving, I see Air Force One. So I said to myself I wonder who that could be. And it’s our president. And he’s down here campaigning for crooked Hillary,” Trump told his supporters in Jacksonville.
“Now why, why isn’t he back in the office, sometimes referred to as the Oval Office? Why isn’t he back in the White House bringing our jobs back? And helping our veterans? Right? Why, why isn’t he back working? He’s campaigning every day, and I actually think considering that she is under criminal investigation, I think he’s actually got a conflict,” he said.
Obama has a number of election rallies scheduled over the next few days including those in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Florida.
“We are led by stupid people. Ok? We are led by stupid people, and one of them is campaigning just too much,” Trump said.