I am ‘tired’ of talking about Trump - President Obama

President Obama took a brief respite from his two-week summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard to attend a Democratic fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on the island Monday night. And with more than two months to go before the Nov. 8 election, the commander in chief said he’s already tired of talking about Donald Trump.

“You notice I haven’t said much about her opponent,” Obama told the approximately 60 guests who contributed $10,000 each to attend the fundraiser at a private home in Chilmark, Mass., according to a White House transcript.
“Frankly, I’m tired of talking about her opponent. I don’t have to make the case against her opponent because every time he talks he makes the case against his own candidacy.”
Obama said this despite the fact that he has yet to really hit the campaign trail for Clinton, who is running on an agenda that includes cementing the 44th president’s policy legacy.

At the Monday fundraiser, Obama further emphasized “a sense of urgency” in “finishing the job of getting her elected.”

“This has been an unpredictable election season,” Obama said. “Not only because of anxieties and concerns that the American people have, but also because of the changing nature of the media and voting patterns. There’s still a lot of uncertainty out there. And if we are not running scared until the day after the election, we are going to be making a grave mistake.”

According to report’ most recent average of national polling data, Clinton has opened up a seven-point lead over Trump (48 percent to 41 percent) among likely voters. Following last month’s Republican National Convention, Trump held a one-point lead over the former secretary in RCP’s poll average.

Obama’s comments came hours after Clinton appeared at a rally in Scranton, Pa., with Vice President Joe Biden, who tore into Trump as a candidate who “doesn’t have a clue.”


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