DETROIT (WJBK) - Former President Barack Obama says the character of the United States “is on the ballot” in the first midterm election since President Donald Trump took office.
Campaigning at a Detroit high school for Michigan Democrats on Friday, Obama told a crowd of thousands that the “only check on bad behavior is you and your vote.”
He criticized Trump and policies enacted by the Republican-led Congress and said while he supports Democrats’ agenda, “there’s something bigger at stake” in the coming election. He pointed to Trump’s lies and said he was concerned about threats to the freedom of the press and groups of people being targeted based on what they look like.
Earlier Friday, Obama visited Milwaukee to urge people to vote for Democrats in Wisconsin.
Obama: "The consequences of sitting on the sidelines for this election is dangerous and profound." at Cass Tech's rally for Michigan Democrats— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) October 27, 2018
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Obama: "The power and privilege fight hard to keep their stuff. They will work hard to make you cynical and turn vs. each other. They will tell you things would be a lot different without those folks. You can change all that in Michigan Nov. 6" at Cass Tech rally for MI Dems pic.twitter.com/9bqf1ajFMw— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) October 27, 2018
Obama on the economy: "It is the same economy that I left them they said was so terrible. Just remember how it got to be so good" at the rally for Michigan Democrats at Cass Tech.— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) October 27, 2018
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Obama: "They were going to take on corruption in Washington. I didn't have anyone in my cabinet get indicted."— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) October 27, 2018
Michigan rally for Democrats at Cass Tech https://t.co/JNKQCPs0m4 pic.twitter.com/bD3wayeups