With Hillary Clinton temporarily out of commission due to medical issues, it’s all hands on deck at the Democratic party, and they’re breaking out all their heavy hitters to cover for her.
Both Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have been called out to the campaign trail to talk up Hillary Clinton while she’s incapacitated. Yesterday, Obama spoke at a rally in Philadelphia, trying to convince the crowd that all is well with Hillary and that she is the right choice to continue his legacy….which is ironic, because many people have described a Clinton presidency as a “third term of Obama’s policies”.
With the current President of the United States taking time off from running the country to campaign for his favored successor, Donald Trump decided to call him out on the abandonment of his official duties.
Why isn’t President Obama working instead of campaigning for Hillary Clinton?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2016
A good question…considering Barack Obama also would rather enjoy golfing on his vacation than visiting victims of a horrific flood in Louisiana.
As much as the mainstream media and the Democratic party are trying to brush off Hillary’s recent medical problems as “no big deal” and claim that she is “recovering nicely”, you know that behind closed doors there must be some serious conversations about her electability at this point.
Clinton’s trust issues, medical problems and general lack of likability make her a weak candidate to begin with, but with her continued embarrassments on the campaign trail, I don’t think even Obama can inject life into her campaign at this point.
The Trump campaign even put up a statement on their website, outlining the serious problems facing our country that Obama should be focusing on instead of flying around the country trying to prop up Hillary Clinton.
From the Donald J. Trump’s campaign website:
PROBLEM ONE: Obamacare Is In “Deep Trouble,” With Premiums Rising And Large Insurers Pulling Out Of Exchanges. “Obamacare is in deep trouble. The exchanges created by Barack Obama’s signature achievement are attracting millions fewer customers than predicted. The makeup of the system’s risk pool is older, sicker and costlier than anticipated. Some of the largest insurers in the nation have pulled out of the exchanges. Premiums are going up and expected to jump right before November’s election. Perhaps more burdensome, deductibles have soared so high that some Americans who purchased coverage through the system are essentially self-financing their care.” (Byron York, “Byron York: Obamacare Is Failing. Why Isn’t Donald Trump Talking About It?,” Washington Examiner, 8/28/16)
PROBLEM TWO: This Weekend Iran Threatened To Shoot Down Two Navy Aircraft Flying In International Airspace. “Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy aircraft over the weekend as they were flying just inside the Strait of Hormuz, a US defense official said. The EP-3 and P-8 planes were in international airspace but ‘near Iranian airspace.’” (Barbara Starr, “US Official: Navy Aircraft Threatened With Shoot Down By Iran,” CNN, 9/12/16)
PROBLEM THREE: Last Week North Korea Tested Their “Potentially Most Powerful” Nuclear Weapon, Which State Media Said Could Be Mounted On A Ballistic Missile. “North Korea said it has hit the button on its fifth and potentially most powerful nuclear test Friday morning, claiming to have successfully tested a nuclear warhead. State media said the warhead could be mounted on ballistic rockets and would enable North Korea to produce ‘a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power.’” (Katie Hunt And KJ Kwon, “North Korea Claims Successful Test Of Nuclear Warhead,” CNN, 9/9/16)
PROBLEM FOUR: Last Month The U.S. GDP For The Second Quarter Was Revised Down To A 1.1 Percent Annualized Rate. “America’s economic growth was even weaker than previously believed in the second quarter of the year, as the country’s gross domestic product ticked up an underwhelming 1.1 percent in April, May and June. U.S. GDP was revised down slightly from a previously reported 1.2 percent annualized rate, according to a report published Friday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.” (Andrew Soergel, “GDP Sinks Lower Despite Spending Uptick,” US News, 8/26/16)
PROBLEM FIVE: The September 2 Jobs Report “Whiffed On Market Expectations,” Showing An Increase Of Just 151,000 Nonfarm Jobs In The Month Of August. “August traditionally has been a difficult month for jobs numbers, and 2016 proved no exception, likely putting the Federal Reserve on hold for a rate hike anytime soon. Nonfarm payrolls increased just 151,000 for the month, extending the futility August has experienced over the years. This is now the 10th time in the past 13 years the month whiffed on market expectations.” (Jeff Cox, “US Created 151,000 Jobs In August Vs. 180,000 Jobs Expected,” CNBC, 9/2/16)