James Hohmann: Obama Takes on Trump

Diane Ravitch's blog

James Hohmann of t reviewed former President Barack Obama’s speech in Philadelphia in support of Biden. Obama lashed back at Trump’s specious claims and lies. The former president stood on a makeshift stage in a parking lot in front of the Philadelphia Eagles’ stadium and spoke to a drive-in audience.

Here are Obama’s top 10 daggers from his 36-minute speech:

1) Shredding Trump’s covid-19 response

“Donald Trump isn’t going to suddenly protect all of us. He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself…”

2) Teeing up a contrast between Trump and Biden

“Joe is not going to screw up testing. He’s not going to call scientists idiots. He’s not going to hold a superspreader event at the White House…”

3) Highlighting a double standard

“Can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account when I was running for reelection? You think Fox News might have…

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