Obama Campaigns: 'Do We Want a Politics Where People Are Yelling and Making Lewd Gestures?'
With four days to go until midterm elections, President Trump and former President Obama put in dueling stops on the stump, with Trump telling a campaign rally in Huntington, W.Va., this afternoon that "it could happen" that Republicans lose the House.
"We're doing very well, and we're doing really well in the Senate, but could happen," he said. "And you know what you do? My whole life, you know what I say? 'Don't worry about it, I'll just figure it out.' Does that make sense? I'll figure it out."
Democrats need to pick up 23 seats Tuesday to retake control of the House. Trump said Dems could "squeak it by" because he can't campaign for every Republican in a contested race. "Maybe because they got a lot of races, and I can't go everywhere. Can't go everywhere," he said. "...There's so many people. I'd like to stop for every one of them, but there's so many people."
Trump then moved on to a rally in Indianapolis.
Obama stopped in Atlanta at a rally for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic leader in the Georgia House of Representatives who is locked in a toss-up race with GOP Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
Oprah Winfrey rallied for Abrams on Thursday, stressing that "every single one of us has something that if done in numbers too big to tamper with cannot be suppressed and cannot be denied."
"For anybody here who had an ancestor who did not have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote wherever you are in this state, in this country, you are dishonoring your family. You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering, and their dreams when you don't vote," Winfrey said. "Honor your legacy. Honor your right to citizenship in this, which is the greatest country in the world."
Winfrey then went door-knocking in a suburban neighborhood to ask residents to vote for Abrams.
Before heading to Georgia, Obama stopped in Florida at a rally with gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who hold a slim lead in a toss-up race with Gov. Rick Scott.
Repeatedly interrupted by hecklers, Obama asked, "Why is it that the folks that won the last election are so mad all the time?"
Obama highlighted how former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) said he voted for Gillum. "He said, 'The reason's simple. It's because I've served with Ron DeSantis.' That should tell you a thing. Let me tell you, somebody who had served with me in my party voted for the other guy? I'd feel bad," Obama said. "I don't imagine Congressman Jolly and Mayor Gillum agree on a lot. But maybe they, just like all of us, agree that there are some things bigger than politics."