Donald Trump and Barack Obama agreed on one thing in dueling Pa. visits: Win, or it’s the apocalypse
by Jonathan Tamari, Posted: August 22, 2020
Standing in Philadelphia before an image of the Constitution, former President Barack Obama, known for his even temperament, laid out a dramatic argument: The survival of the democracy founded here depends on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
“I want to talk as plainly as I can about the stakes in this election,” Obama said Wednesday during the Democratic National Convention, “because what we do these next 76 days will echo through generations to come.”RELATED STORIES
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In his speech at the Museum of the American Revolution, he warned, “That’s what at stake right now: Our democracy.”
A day later, in a very different setting just outside Scranton, President Donald Trump, standing before a line of trucks and Stars-and-Stripes bunting at a warehouse for a kitchen remodeler, told his supporters that their very way of lif