President Barack Obama spoke to Hillary Clinton supporters at a New York City fundraiser Sunday night, espousing the improvements he made upon the country since his first term in office.
“It’s very hard to find an area where we’re not better off than we were before,” President Obama said, making no mention of Saturday’s explosion in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, as per the White House pool report. President Obama also made no mention of the bombing in New Jersey or stabbing attack in Minnesota.
“Now, to the matter at hand, there’s an election coming up. And because this is an intimate group, I want to spend most of our time in conversation, but let me just say a few things at the top,” Obama said to laughter.
President Obama went on to talk about “the good race” he ran in 2008 and how “we are much better now” than at that point, citing jobs numbers and the recent report from the Census relating to the increase in household incomes.
Obama also boasted about the administration’s engagement with normalizing relations with Cuba as well as the nuclear deal with Iran and putting Osama Bin Laden “out of the battlefield”.
November 8, the president said, “should not be a close election, but it will be,” calling the U.S. a “polarized society” as one of the reasons why the election will be close.
“Despite of that, I have confidence in the American people,” he added. “I’m confident Hillary will be a great president.”
Obama described the Trump campaign as an “infomercial” and a “reality show.”
Worse, he said, “It’s tapping into some of our worst impulses as a country.”