Obama returns to campaign trail, helps Biden raise more than $11 million from virtual fundraiser

The former president already endorsed his former VP in April

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June 24, 2020 - 6:05pm

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Former President Obama on Tuesday hit the virtual campaign trail for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, participating in an online fundraising event that reportedly raised more than $11 million, according to Joe Biden for President National Press Secretary TJ Ducklo.

Obama in April endorsed Biden, his vice president for two terms. His participation in the fundraiser marks his unofficial return to the presidential campaign trail. 

"What we have seen over the last couple of years is a White House enabled by Republicans in Congress and a media structure that supports them that has not just differed in terms of policy but has gone at the very foundations of who we are and who we should be," Obama said during the event.

Obama didn't directly mention incumbent GOP President Trump, but he said, "There is a great awakening going on around the country, particularly among younger people, who are saying not only are they fed up with the shambolic, disorganized, mean-spirited approach to governance that we’ve seen over the last couple of years but, more than that, are eager to take on some of the core challenges that have been facing this country for centuries.”

Biden leads Trump by double-digits, according to several recent national polls.

Last Saturday, the president held a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, his first rally in months due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

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