Both President Obama and First Lady Michelle have been hitting the streets of local communities, helping to boost Clinton’s campaign, denounce Trump, and bring the Democratic Party closer to a victory. President Obama was recently in Ohio where he quickly summarized the GOP discontent, while Michelle focused on the most recent sexual assault allegations against Trump.
Obama in Ohio
President Obama made quite the splash in Cleveland this week as he poked fun at Trump’s temper tantrums and claims of a “rigged” election.“He seems to be in the middle of the game making excuses all the time for why he might be losing, and it’s always interesting to me to see folks that talk tough but don’t act tough,” Obama said.
“Apparently in a speech yesterday he started talking about global elites, that there was a conspiracy of global elites,” Obama said. “This is the guy who spent all his time hanging around, trying to convince everybody he was the global elite. Talking about how great his buildings are, how luxurious, how rich he is and flying around everywhere. All he had time for was celebrities. And now, suddenly, he’s acting like a populist out there?” Obama said. “’Man, I’m going to fight for working people.’ Come on, man!”
Obama hasn’t held back any punches of late, taking Trump head on regarding key issues such as his degrading view of women, lack of a level temper, and his uncanny ability to divide the GOP.
Michelle on the Defense
Michelle had her agenda this week taking the time to point out Trump’s downfall and recent disaster with the American people. During her speech in New Hampshire, the First Lady pleaded with the American people to reconsider the “integrity and qualifications” of Donald Trump as a leader following his most recent sexual assault allegations, stating his words “have shaken me to my core.”
Going a step further to denounce Trump’s “power” struggle with the people, Michelle said, “Because let’s be very clear, strong men, strong men, men who are truly role models, don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.”
Focusing on the role-model mentality of a leader, Michelle pointed out that every word uttered by a President is under the microscope and influences our children. “Not just as women, but as parents trying to protect our children and raise them to be caring, respectful adults. And as citizens who think our nation’s leaders should meet basic standards of human decency,” she stated.
Even Clinton felt the impact of the First Lady, tweeting, “I’m in awe. Thanks for putting into words what’s in so many of our hearts.“
Killer TV Ads
If the Obamas didn’t turn up the heat enough for Trump, then Clinton certainly hasn’t turned the burners off. In the most recent political ad dubbed, “Trump the Final Meltdown,” Clinton focuses on Trump’s lack of self-control, implying that he is in the middle of a psychotic breakdown.
It’s no secret that Clinton has leveraged the traditional form of campaign tactics, heavily focusing on television ads to paint a picture of fallacy against her opponent. However, Trump certainly hasn’t made it tough on her to come up with topics. From his association with the KKK to his lack of respect for the physically-challenged, minorities, and women, Trump continues to fuel the fire, giving Clinton even more ammunition to use against him.
Is Trump in his “final meltdown”? Will the Obamas drive the final stake into his coffin as the campaigning comes to an end? With only a few weeks from election day and only one more presidential debate slated on the books, can Trump bounce back and let this roll off his back, or is he finally going to see the end of his controversy-ridden and highly-debated presidential campaign trail?