This election cycle is ending. In just three months, Americans will head to the polls, looking to choose the next President of the United States. The main candidates are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
As the cycle is ending, parties are putting their campaigns into overdrive. One trick that the Democrats have in their arsenal is the current President, Barack Obama, and they are using him with great effect. On Tuesday 13th September, he made his first solo appearance with a speech that praised Clinton while putting Trump down.
Hillary is Fully Qualified to the Be the President
Appearing in Philadelphia, Barack claimed that Hillary is the only viable option for President with this rousing quote:
“”You want to debate who’s more fit to be president? One candidate has traveled to more countries than any other secretary of state has. Has more qualifications than any candidate in history. And the other who isn’t fit in any way shape or form to represent this country abroad or to be its commander in chief,””
This quote from Obama is likely trying to highlight the fact that Donald Trump has achieved very little praise from international spectators of the election. Just a few short months ago, British Parliament debated whether Donald Trump should be banned from entering the United Kingdom or not. With debates like this around the globe going on, and strong condemnation from both American and International Media, it is fair to say that Trump is not having the impact on the world stage as previous Presidential candidates have had.
Hillary’s Pneumonia Diagnosis
On 11th September, Hillary Clinton had to leave a memorial ceremony after being taken ill. While it was originally claimed that she was suffering from heat exhaustion, a statement was later released that claimed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days prior. It is said that she had kept this fact secret from the rest of her team.
When pressured to answer questions about Hillary’s transparency related to her diagnosis, Obama remained vague. Instead, he went into depth on how Hillary is currently the most transparent of both major Presidential candidates:
“”You want to debate transparency? You’ve got one candidate in this race who’s released decades’ worth of her tax returns. The other candidate is the first in decades who refuses to release any at all,”
Obama is expected to pick up much of the slack from Hillary Clinton over the next few weeks. It has been speculated that she will not recover from her illness until October at the very earliest. As a result, Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama will also be hitting their campaign trail in a bid to drum up support for Hillary Clinton while she takes a break. It is currently unknown the impact that her illness will have on Hillary’s electability with many Democrats, including Trump, claiming that she is not physically fit enough to serve as President.