Obama says Trump fanning hate

2016-09-13 22:01
President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia. (Carolyn Kaster, AP)

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia. (Carolyn Kaster, AP)

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Washington -  The Republican presidential ticket led by Donald Trump is fanning hate, President Barack Obama has told a crowd of thousands near the Philadelphia Art Museum.

"This isn't Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party. This isn't even the vision of freedom of Ronald Reagan. This is a dark vision."

Obama is campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the second time, with the exception of his speech endorsing her at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

He says he "really, really, really want[s] to elect Hillary Clinton."

Obama and ex-president Bill Clinton are standing in for the Democratic White House hopeful while she recovers from pneumonia.

Clinton is set to return to the fray on Friday after several days of rest when she attends a Black Women's Agenda symposium in Washington her campaign announced.


Read more on:    hillary clinton  |  barack obama  |  us  |  us 2016 elections

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