Turning his attention to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief surrogate, Republican Donald Trump ripped President Obama who is on the campaign trail again for his hoped for successor, asking, “Shouldn’t you be at work?
In a statement, Team Trump listed the efforts by Obama to leave the White House to spend hours helping the limping Clinton while major issues go untouched in Washington. Today, Obama flew to Philadelphia for a Clinton rally and fundraiser where co-chairs wrote a $100,000 check.
“President Obama would rather campaign for Hillary Clinton than solve major problems facing the country,” his team said, listing the ills that he would like addressed including these from the release:
— PROBLEM ONE: Obamacare Is In “Deep Trouble,” With Premiums Rising And Large Insurers Pulling Out Of Exchanges.
— PROBLEM TWO: This Weekend Iran Threatened To Shoot Down Two Navy Aircraft Flying In International Airspace.
— PROBLEM THREE: Last Week North Korea Tested Their “Potentially Most Powerful” Nuclear Weapon, Which State Media Said Could Be Mounted On A Ballistic Missile.
— PROBLEM FOUR: Last Month The U.S. GDP For The Second Quarter Was Revised Down To A 1.1 Percent Annualized Rate.
— PROBLEM FIVE: The September 2 Jobs Report “Whiffed On Market Expectations,” Showing An Increase Of Just 151,000 Nonfarm Jobs In The Month Of August.
Team Clinton described the event:
— President Barack Obama is attending a Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) event today in PA.
— The HVF is a joint fundraising committee between HFA, the DNC and state parties across the country that was established to ensure the DNC and state parties across the country have the resources they need to help the Democrats up and down the ballot win in November.
— Funds raised through the HVF are now being used to fund and staff organizing programs in states across the country that will register voters, recruit volunteers and organize Democrats to turn out and support candidates up and down the ballot. The coordinated campaigns are being run by the DNC and state parties and will coordinate with local, state and federal Democratic campaigns to work to elect progressives across the country.
According to the White House press pool, there were approximately 25 attendees who contributed $33,400. Co-chairs contributed $100,000.