Former President Barack Obama will present a harsh assessment of President Donald Trump and promise that Joe Biden will lead the country “out of dark times” in a speech at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening.
There, he will vouch for his “friend” and “brother”, former Vice President Joe Biden, while presenting President Donald Trump as a man who never took his job seriously or done well. .
“He showed no interest in doing the job, no interest in finding common ground, no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone other than himself and his friends.” Obama will say in an address to the virtual Democratic National Convention. “No point in treating the Presidency as anything more than another reality TV show that he can use to get the attention he needs.” “
President Barack Obama will address the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night from Philadelphia, where he will personally ask Americans to vote for his former Vice President, Joe Biden, and his Vice President, Senator Kamala Harris.
Former President Barack Obama to speak at the Museum of the American Revolution on Wednesday evening as part of the virtual Democratic National Convention
Satellite trucks and security began being installed outside the American Revolutionary Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. The Associated Press confirmed on Wednesday that the museum was the site of Obama’s speech
Obama will remember the time he spent with the two men who will be at the polls in November.
“I sat in the Oval Office with the two men running for president,” Obama said.
He will admit that he never believed that Trump would continue the policies of the Obama era.
“I was hoping, for the good of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously; so that he could come to feel the weight of the office and discover a certain reverence for democracy that had been entrusted to him, ”Obama plans to say.
“But he never did,” the remarks continue.
As his wife said on Monday night, Obama will argue that Trump is incapable of managing the presidency.
“Donald Trump didn’t get the job because he can’t,” Obama plans to say.
“And the consequences of this failure are serious. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs have disappeared. Our worst impulses have been unleashed, our proud reputation around the world has been seriously weakened and our democratic institutions threatened as never before, ”he continues.
Obama will make Biden a good man and a strong leader.
“Twelve years ago, when I started my search for a vice president, I had no idea I would end up finding a brother,” Obama said. “Joe and I came from different places and from different generations. But what I quickly came to admire about him is his resilience, born from too many struggles; his empathy, born of too much grief.
The former president will speak about how Biden treats everyone he meets “with respect and dignity.”
The point was made throughout the week at the virtual DNC featuring Biden, in a video, and his ten-year friendships with Amtrak employees.
“For eight years Joe was the last in the room whenever I faced a big decision. He made me a better president. He has the character and the experience to make us a better country, ”Obama said.
Biden officially won his party’s nomination in a virtual roll-call vote on Tuesday night.
The city and the place are important in many ways.
The museum is a few blocks from Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, as well as the Liberty Bell.
It was in Philadelphia that Obama gave one of his most important speeches: when he spoke about race when he ran for president in 2008.
President Obama gave one of his most landmark speeches in his 2008 Democratic primary fight against Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia, where he spoke about race in America.
Hillary Clinton is seen saluting her supporters on the final night of her 2016 campaign outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
President Obama (left) appeared with 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton (right) on the last night of the 2016 campaign at an outdoor rally outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, a few blocks away of where he will address the DNC 2020.
Philadelphia-native Joe Biden (left) and Jill Biden (right) greet a crowd of supporters in Philadelphia in May 2019 as the former vice president launched his presidential campaign
Philadelphia was also the site of the Democrats’ convention four years ago.
And Obama appeared alongside Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and his wife Michelle, on the eve of election night in 2016, at an outdoor rally on the Independence Hall campus.
This move suggested that the Clinton campaign knew Pennsylvania would be important.
It is the state that put President Donald Trump above the line.
Four years later, Biden – from Scranton, Pa. – based his campaign in Philadelphia, which is just one Amtrak stop from his adopted hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
His launching speech was given in downtown Philadelphia.
And Biden’s wife, Jill, is from town.
After Obama’s speech on Wednesday night, Senator Kamala Harris will accept the vice-presidential nomination live from Wilmington, which will be followed by Biden at the same location on Thursday night.