He has appeared at joint fundraisers with Mr Biden and Ms Harris, and his network of well-connected former aides has been instrumental in helping the campaign outpace Mr Trump in bringing in donations.

The Biden campaign considers winning there a top priority. Mr Obama's appearance filled a gap left by Mr Biden, who has stayed at home in Delaware since Monday for meetings and preparation ahead of his final debate with Mr Trump in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday evening (9am today Singapore time). My goal was to give you some insight into the events and people that shaped me during the early years of my presidency. All rights reserved. Americans are voting early at a record pace this year, with 42 million ballots cast both via mail and in person ahead of the Nov 3 election on concerns about the coronavirus and to make sure their votes are counted. After Mr Obama spoke, Mr Trump held a rally in North Carolina, another battleground state where opinion polls show a tight race. This service is not intended for persons residing in the EU. Advertisement. You’re not going to have to argue about them every day. Most of all, I hope it inspires you to see yourself playing a role in shaping a better world. The Biden campaign is hopeful that Mr Obama will commit to more events before the election. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs. You have reached your limit of subscriber-only articles this month.

No. Trump argued that coronavirus-related restrictions were harming the state's economy and complained that Democrats and the news media were overly pre-occupied with the pandemic. Biden and Trump are scheduled to meet in their second and final debate on Thursday night, giving the Republican an opportunity to change the trajectory of a race that Biden is leading in national opinion polls.

", "I'm also hoping that it gives people some idea about what it's like to be president of the United States," he added. He took aim at Trump's divisive rhetoric, his track record in the Oval Office and his habit of re-tweeting conspiracy theories. Copyright© Mediacorp 2020. "He hasn't shown any interest in doing the work or helping anybody but himself," Mr Obama said. Obama had set the previous record in 2008 with 69 million votes. We’ve got to outhustle the other side. Obama slams Trump's record in 2020 campaign trail debut Former President Barack Obama made his first appearance on the campaign trail on Wednesday for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Commentary: Trump's controversial social media is winning him the spotlight, but what about the elections. "And that’s worth a lot. You can read this subscriber-only article in full, All done! "We've got to turn out like never before," he said. Even though Wednesday marked Obama's 2020 campaign debut, his support has been essential for Biden. pic.twitter.com/hdZysCpCN9. The former first couple reportedly signed a deal worth $65 million for publication rights to their memoirs in 2017, according to Publishers Weekly. "Donald Trump isn't suddenly going to protect all of us," he said.

"We cannot leave any doubt in this election.". He took aim at Trump's divisive rhetoric, his track record in the Oval Office and his habit of re-tweeting conspiracy theories. With nearly 280 vehicles spread throughout the lot, it was the largest event of its kind that the Biden campaign has staged during the pandemic. Obama won North Carolina in 2008, but lost it in his 2012 campaign. SPH Digital News / Copyright © 2020 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co. Regn. I am asking you to believe in Joe’s ability, and Kamala’s ability, to lead this country out of these dark times and help us build back better.

Don’t stop with Joe and Kamala – make sure you vote all the way down the ticket. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. The Biden campaign considers winning there a top priority. A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 23, 2020, with the headline 'Obama slams Trump's record in 2020 campaign trail debut'. "He can't even take the basic steps to protect himself.". Tune in as @BarackObama sits down with community leaders in Philadelphia to talk about what’s at stake in this election. "We are thrilled with the first day sales," Crown publisher David Drake said in a statement. A Promised Land sold nearly 890,000 copies in the US and Canada in its first 24 hours - a record for publisher Penguin Random House. READ: In Pennsylvania, Trump touts the economy and warns of 'Biden depression', READ: Final Trump-Biden debate will feature 'mute' button after chaotic first clash. By clicking subscribe, I agree to receive news updates and promotional material from Mediacorp and Mediacorp's partners. "He can't even take the basic steps to protect himself. 198402868E. They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. Speaking at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia on behalf of Biden, his former vice-president, and Democratic running mate Kamala Harris, Obama offered his fiercest critique yet of his successor. With a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll showing Mr Biden with just a 4 percentage point edge in battleground state Pennsylvania, Mr Obama warned Democrats against complacency. The record early vote so far represents about 30 per cent of the total ballots cast in 2016, according to the University of Florida's US Elections Project. Do it as early as you can and tell your family and friends how they can vote, too. A Promised Land is being marketed as the first volume of a two-book series of "presidential memoirs," focusing on a period beginning with Obama's earliest political aspirations and ending with the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011.

Millions more are being printed for sale in other countries, with plans to eventually release editions of the book in 26 different languages.

Trump won it in 2016. "They reflect the widespread excitement that readers have for President Obama's highly anticipated and extraordinarily written book.".

Share gift link below with your friends and family. And if we pour all our effort into these 13 days; if we vote up and down the ticket like never before; then we will elect @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. "Donald Trump isn't suddenly going to protect all of us," he said. The virus has killed more than 221,000 people in the United States. Obama, who governed for two terms and remains one of the most popular figures in the Democratic Party, blasted Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, noting that the president himself had fallen victim to the virus. The planned second volume of Obama's presidential memoirs is likely to pick up where A Promised Land left off and explore the period leading up to him leaving the White House in January 2017. PHILADELPHIA: Former president Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday (Oct 21), launching a blistering attack on Donald Trump with less than two weeks to go before the Republican president's Election Day face-off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The virus has claimed the lives of more than 221,000 people in the United States, with cases totalling over 8.5 million. Pennsylvania has averaged 1,500 new cases a day over the past week, a level it has not seen since April, according to a Reuters analysis. "And give people some insight into the decision making process that we went through. "That's all they put on because they want to scare the hell out of everyone.". Mr Biden's running mate, Ms Kamala Harris, was also in North Carolina to mobilise voters in Asheville and Charlotte. North Carolina is averaging 2,000 new cases a day over the past week, its highest level yet.

Obama also authored a children's book while living in the White House, Of Thee I Sing, which was published in 2010. "All you hear is COVID, COVID," the president said. Former President Barack Obama's new memoir has broken first-day sales records for the largest publishing house in the world.. A Promised Land, … "This is not a reality show.