During a rally in the key state of North Carolina Thursday, GOP nominee Donald Trump slammed president Obama as the “campaigner in chief,” labeling him as “stupid’.
“We are led by stupid people, OK? We’re led by stupid people, and one of them is campaigning just too much,” Trump declared.
“Because of our failed leaders, including from the campaigner in chief Obama — this guys does nothing but campaign.” Trump told the raucous crowd.
“You know I said the other day, I said, ‘Let him work on bringing our jobs back from Mexico who stole our jobs.'” Trump continued.
“‘Let him work on building up our very depleted, you know it better than anybody, our depleted military,'” Trump added.
“Instead, he is campaigning with somebody who is under the FBI investigation,” he exclaimed.
“Now why, why isn’t he back in the office, sometimes referred to as the Oval Office? Why isn’t he back in the White House bringing our jobs back? And helping our veterans? Right? Why, why isn’t he back working? He’s campaigning every day, and I actually think considering that she is under criminal investigation, I think he’s actually got a conflict,” Trump said.
Trump was responding to president Obama’s words in the past few days at numerous rallies, where, although refusing to refer to Trump by name, Obama has suggested Trump is a serial misogynist and sympathizes with the KKK.
Earlier in the week, Obama told voters in Ohio that the GOP nominee “wouldn’t let you into one of his hotels unless you were cleaning the room” or onto his golf courses “unless you were mowing the fairway.”
“This guy is gonna be your champion?” Obama mockingly asked, urging voters not to “be bamboozled.”
In a further appearance in North Carolina Thursday, Trump referred to Clinton’s email activities as “far-reaching criminal conduct” and “equally far-reaching criminal coverup.”
“She got away with murder, honestly,” he said. “She has no right to be running, you know that. But … if she were to win, it would create an unprecedented constitutional crisis that would cripple the operations of our government,” Trump urged.
The latest figures from the L.A. Times tracking poll show that Trump currently holds a 3.5 point lead over Clinton, with 46.9 percent support to Hillary’s 43.4 percent.