President Obama’s contributions toward making America a better place while in the White House have been immeasurable and he recently sent a light-hearted reminder of that fact to anyone who may have forgotten.
Speaking before a large crowd outside of the Philadelphia Art Museum Tuesday afternoon, the President didn’t hesitate to break down some of the specific ways in which the U.S. economy has improved under his leadership.
“More Americans are working. More have health insurance. Incomes are rising. Poverty is falling,” Obama noted, referencing statistics from a recent Census report that revealed household incomes saw their biggest increase in 2015 in nearly 50 years.
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As he rounded out his comments on the topic, he gave a comical response to an audience member who shouted out the current gas price. “And gas is $2 a gallon,” he said. “Thank you for reminding me of that. I didn’t even remember. Thanks, Obama!”
The Commander-in-Chief also used the moment to blast Donald Trump for his peculiar praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, while further illustrating why he feels Hillary Clinton is well on her way to becoming his successor in the White House.
“I believe there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as our president,” Obama said.
Appealing to the nation’s young people, he emphasized the importance of getting out to the polls on election day and warned social media users not to feed too much into what’s been in the media about Clinton.
“The young people who are here, where all you’ve been seeing is just the nonsense that’s been on TV,” he added.
“You maybe don’t remember all the work that she has had to do, and all that she has overcome, and all the good that has come from her efforts,” Obama said. “But you need to understand this. If you care about our democracy, you’ve gotta be with her. You can’t stay home because she’s been around for a long time. Well, you know what? This is not reality TV. Democracy is not reality TV. You don’t tweet in your vote.”
Although the most recent poll reports show Clinton at a slight advantage over Trump in the state of Pennsylvania, President Obama will no doubt prove to be the former Secretary of State’s biggest ally in nearly every state as the election approaches.