White House says Obama will campaign for Clinton and other Democrats next week.
President Barack Obama is campaigning to ensure that no one flees America because of a Donald Trump presidency, according to the White House.
During a gaggle with reporters Monday aboard Air Force One, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama would “spend a significant amount of time” campaigning for Hillary Clinton and other Democrats down the ballot next week.
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Earnest also was asked whether Obama would leave the country if Trump, a man he has said is unfit to succeed him, is elected president.
“He’s working very hard to make sure that nobody has to leave the country as a result of an electoral outcome that the president doesn’t support,” Earnest said.
Obama spoke at a Clinton fundraiser in California with about 350 guests earlier Monday. He called for Trump to get crushed on Election Day.
“Make sure she wins big. Send a message about who we are as a people, send a clear message about what America stands for,” he said. “We want to win big. We want to win big. We don’t want to just eke it out — particularly when the other guy's already starting to gripe about the game is rigged.”
For his part, Trump criticized Obama for campaigning against him so much.
“This guy, all he does is campaign. He ought to go back and try and get some jobs for our country,” Trump said at a rally in St. Augustine, Florida. “All he does is campaign. We have an incompetent president. We have a president that doesn’t know what he’s doing.”