Obama takes aim at Trump

Former President Obama is back on the campaign trail and taking aim at his successor as he rallies support for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. ABC News' Emily Rau reports.
2:07 | 09/10/18

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Former President Obama is taking on president from disputing Trump's claim of responsibility for the economy. Obama is hitting the campaign trail for Democrats ahead of November's mid term elections. And the White House is now firing back ABC's Emily Rao has the latest from Washington and the good morning. Good morning Ken as we're seeing a raced toward the mid terms really heating up president trump has shown some significant influence. In primary races and now Democrats are hoping President Obama will motivate voters. With less than two months ago until the mid term elections President Obama is back on the campaign trail. We have a chance to restore some sanity and our politics it. A few days before directly criticizing his successor sometimes the backlash comes from people who are genuinely. If wrongly fearful of check it did not start what Donald Trump. He is a symptom. Not the cost Andy current administration fighting back vice president Mike Pence appearing on FOX News Sunday. Truth is the American people in 2016. Rejected the policy and direction of Barack Obama when they elected president Donald Trump what. The vice president also blasting the anonymous op Ed in the New York Times in the unnamed White House official who describes an organized effort to subvert president Trump's agenda. It's not just deceitful. But this really an assault on our democracy and that person should do the honorable thing step forward and resign. But as the administration tries to figure out who wrote that letter another warning from the author of the latest book about the tramp White House. Reporter Bob one word on seat. Yes you look at the operation. Of this White House. And you may have to say. Let's hope to god we don't have a crisis. So these next few months really are critical Democrats are hoping Obama will give them the boost they need to take back the house. But already we're seeing president trumps any in a lot of time on the campaign trail say and can this. I critical 57 days ahead for the election Emily thank you.

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