SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - With less than a week to go until the election, President Obama made his way to Southwest Miami-Dade to personally ask voters to make Hillary Clinton his successor.
Just after 11 a.m. on Thursday, Obama rallied supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a get-out-the-vote event at Florida International University in Miami.
“Five more days to decide the future of this country that we love,” said Obama to the large crowd. “Now, the good news is, you don’t have to wait until election day to vote.”
His message was simple, saying a vote for Hillary Clinton is the only option. He said she is the only candidate working to build up America and is the only candidate who cares and knows what they are doing.
Obama said the progress made under his administration, including rising incomes and lowering poverty, must be continued.
“The point is to finish what we started eight years ago,” Obama said. “There’s only one candidate in this race who has devoted her life to building up that America, and that is the next president of the United States of America, Hillary Clinton.”
Besides urging Clinton supporters to not wait until Election Day to vote in the battleground state of Florida, he also made some shots at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Obama said Trump will abuse his presidential powers and will continue to disrespect women and the Constitution if he is elected, Nov. 8. He cited Trump’s business practices, his failure to release his tax returns and his temperament.
“Anybody that you can bait with a tweet is not someone you can trust with nuclear weapons,” Obama said.
Referring to Trump’s past as the host of the reality TV show “The Apprentice,” Obama said the presidential election isn’t “Survivor” or “The Bachelorette,” causing laughs and cheers from the packed arena.
“We gotta work like our future depends on it, because it actually depends on it,” Obama said. “Well continue this amazing journey. We will finish what we started. We will show the rest of the world why America’s the greatest nation one earth. I love you guys. Bye bye.”
Over 4,500 people attended the event, according to Ruben Almaguer, Assistant Vice President of Disaster Management and Emergency Operations at FIU.
After the event ended at around noon, Obama walked off the stage and went into the crowd to shake hands and greet students.
The President departed FIU for Miami International Airport. From there, he flew to Jacksonville, where he held his second rally of the day for Clinton in the Sunshine State.
The President is scheduled to make five more Clinton campaign stops in the United States, including his stop in Jacksonville.
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