Obama zings hecklers at a campaign rally for Florida Democrats


Former President Barack Obama is on the campaign trail, and his way of dealing with hecklers amounts to yet another way he is the polar opposite of his successor.

The races in Georgia and Florida are, perhaps more than any other on the wide and varied 2018 map, a referendum on the first two years of the Trump era - and whether Democrats have nailed down a path for defeating the President's acolytes in the Republican Party.

Former president Barack Obama on Friday decried as a "political stunt" Donald Trump's plan to send thousands of U.S. soldiers to the Mexican border to block migrants from entering the country.

Obama was in Miami and Atlanta, each home to minority voters that Democratic gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia need to turn out in force on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama exchanged tough words Friday as they sought to rally their parties' base voters in the final days before the midterm elections.

Saturday morning began on Friday night for Democrats.

Obama said voters shouldn't be bamboozled by misinformation while Republicans allow polluters to poison the environment, give tax cuts to billionaires and take health care away from millions.

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Earlier in the day, Trump responded to Obama's barrage by mocking the former president over what he described as a "very small crowd" in Miami. The election of Abrams, a former Georgia House minority leader, would make her the first female African-American governor in the country.

Obama said the deployment was serving to 'get folks angry and ginned up, ' adding: 'There's just constant fearmongering to distract from the record'. Scott is the incumbent governor of Florida but is barred from holding office after his current term due to term limits.

'Let's make history happen right here in Florida, ' Obama told jubilant supporters at the end of a speech that was occasionally interrupted by pro-Republican protesters.

Trump was joined on stage by former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight, who led the crowd in a cheer 'Go get'em Donald'.

Governor Scott outperforms Senator Nelson with voters from his own party with 63 percent of Republicans supporting him compared to the 54 percent of Democrats who support Nelson. "Unlike President Obama", Trump said, "we live under a different mantra".

'If you want prosperity for your family, safety for your children and security for your country, vote for Mike Braun'. Like other Democrats in the state, he still expects Manchin to win.