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Barack Obama will campaign for Joe Biden

October 17, 2020 11:40 AM

Macon, October 17
Former US president Barack Obama will campaign for Democratic party presidential candidate Joe Biden in Pennsylvania next week, the Biden campaign has said.

President Donald Trump, however, told his supporters here that Obama was an "ineffective" campaigner and this was good news for him as in 2016 "they did a lousy job and that's why I'm your president".

Biden, 77, was the vice president during Obama's two terms. While Obama has endorsed Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris by making online campaigns for them, this would be the first time that the 59-year-old former president would be campaigning in person.

Four years after he left the presidency, Obama because of his oratory skills, still remains the biggest crowd puller for the opposition Democratic Party.

"On Wednesday, October 21, (former) president Obama will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to campaign on behalf of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, " the Biden campaign said in a statement on Friday afternoon.

No other details were immediately available.
- Agency

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