Former US President, Barack Obama, is set to join Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on the campaign trail in their first joint appearance during the final weekend of the election season.
Biden and Obama will visit the key battleground state of Michigan on Saturday to “discuss bringing Americans together to address the crises facing the country,” the Biden campaign announced on Wednesday October 28.
Most Michigan polls show Biden leading President Donald Trump in the state. However, Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes in 2016, and will return to Oakland County on Friday for his own campaign visit.
Obama won Michigan in 2008 and 2012. Democrats hope Obama can help motivate Black men, Latinos and younger voters to turn out and vote for Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.
Obama has held three solo appearances over the past week campaigning Biden who was his former vice president, as they plan to unseat Obama’s successor President Donald Trump.
Last week in Pennsylvania, Obama delivered his most direct attack against Trump to date, hitting him on everything from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, to his behavior in office and jobs record.
Trump on Tuesday appeared to be watching Obama’s rally in Orlando.
“Now @FoxNews is playing Obama’s no crowd, fake speech for Biden, a man he could barely endorse because he couldn’t believe he won,” Trump tweeted Tuesday, referring to Obama’s decision to sit out the Democratic primary.
Biden’s campaign say they will hold drive-in rallies, in order not to attract large packed crowds that can spread the coronavirus disease..