- Barack Obama has come hard on Donald Trump, saying he "hasn’t grown into the job"
- The former US president also thanked Joe Biden for making him "a better president"
- Democratic party is leaving no stones unturned to wrestle power from the Republicans in November
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As the Democratic Party heightened its efforts to return to the United States power seat, former president Barack Obama has called for massive support for Joe Biden, the opposition party's presidential hopeful.
Speaking on Wednesday, August 19, on the third day of the 20202 Democratic National Convention which featured "a must-see lineup of former and presidential hopeful", Obama berated the administration of Trump for taking numerous unconscious approaches that pitched government against the people.
Kamala Harris, the first Black woman and Asian American on a major party ticket, also delivered her vice-presidential acceptance speech.
Obama, who spoke before Harris, described Joe as a man of experience, character, empathy and resilience who helped him become a better president while serving the US as his vice.
"I am asking you to believe in Joe and Kamala’s ability to lead this country out of dark times and build it back better," the two-time president of America said.
On Donald Trump, Obama said the successor never showed "some reverence for the democracy" and further called on the Americans to vote him out.
According to him, Trump came to feel the weight of the office but he never met the expectation of people because he "can't do the job."
“I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously.
“That he might come to feel the weight of the office. And discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care. But he never did.
“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t,” Obama said.
It would be recalled that Joe Biden was officially nominated on Tuesday night, August 18, as the Democratic nominee for president.
The historic moment played out with Biden and his wife, former Second Lady Jill Biden, celebrating remotely with family members as the entire convention was virtual due to COVID-19 regulations.
In a related development, YEN reported that former First Lady Michelle Obama has strongly appealed to Americans to vote out President Trump.
The former First Lady made the appeal in her powerfully delivered speech at the first night of the Democratic convention on Monday, August 17.