FLINT, Mich. – Barack Obama strikes President Donald Trump exactly where he thinks it will hurt the most: his ego.
The former president, who campaigned for Joe Biden on Saturday, called Trump insecure and self-absorbed and described him as a failed president who cared more about himself than the country.
“Trump cares about feeding his ego.” Joe makes sure your family is safe, “said Obama in Flint, Michigan.
In his frightening speech, Obama ridiculed and downplayed Trump for everything from the president’s criticism of the media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic – he said he was “jealous of COVID’s media coverage” to his “obsession with crowd size.”
“He’s still worried that his inaugural crowd will be smaller than mine.” It really annoys him. He’s still talking about it. Is there anything better to take care of? “Obama said. “Didn’t anyone come to his birthday party as a child?” Was he traumatized? “
After Obama issued a sober indictment of Trump’s presidency and warned that American democracy was at stake in the Democratic National Convention election, Obama has taken a carefree approach for Biden since the beginning of this month. Personal attacks on Trump were at the heart of Obama’s campaign and seemed to enjoy the opportunity to sew his successor. On Saturdays, Obama smiled occasionally as he stabbed the president and often sounded distrustful of the state of his administration.
“The president wants recognition for the economy he inherited and zero guilt for the pandemic he ignored,” Obama said.
Obama also mentioned Trump about his masculinity. Without directly mentioning President Obama, he said that “kindness, humility, responsibility, helping someone else” was a “definition of masculinity.”
“Don’t stretch and show off.” “Act important and bully people,” Obama said. “It used to be human, it meant taking care of other people.” He doesn’t brag. “
This is a topic that Biden reiterated in his speech, saying that Trump “is not strong, weak” in connection with the moment when UN delegates laughed at the president.
Obama himself has been pushing for personal attacks on Trump all week. Earlier this week in Florida, he joked that “a man in Florida wouldn’t even do” some of the things Trump did, a reference to a comic meme highlighting the news about the weirdo and often ruthless behavior that often seems to come from Florida residents. In Philadelphia earlier this month, Obama needed Trump for his Chinese bank account, joking that if he did the same when he ran for re-election, “Beijing Barry would call me.”
Trump, meanwhile, was harassing Obama and told a rally in North Carolina earlier this month that Obama was campaigning for Hillary Clinton “everywhere” before losing in 2016, suggesting that Obama was not thrilled with Biden’s candidacy.
The president added: “I think the only one who was happier that night than Hillary’s crook was Barack Hussein Obama.”