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'Reject the dark side' urges Obama at a Clinton campaign rally


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'Reject the dark side' urges Obama at a Clinton campaign rally

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President Barack Obama attended a campaign rally in flood-hit North Carolina on Tuesday (Oct 11). He was in Greensboro to whip up Democratic support for the party’s presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Obama could make the difference between Clinton taking North Carolina and a narrow Donald Trump victory. It’s a state Obama narrowly won in 2008 and lost by two points in 2012. Polls show Clinton with an extremely slim lead in the state and turnout, especially among the black population, will be critical on November 8.

At the rally Obama used his speech to urge voters to reject the ‘dark side of America’ and refering to Clinton’s rival Donald Trump, Obama said his crude comments about women that Trump used on a 2005 video would disqualify the billionaire from even a job at a convenience store.

“You can reject a dark and pessimistic vision of a country where we turn against each other, and turn away from our role as leaders in the world. You can reject fear and resentment and blame and anger and hate and choose the America we know. An America that’s full of courage and optimism and generosity and ingenuity.”

At one point protesters interrupted Obama – some wearing shirts that proclaimed ‘Bill Clinton rapist’.

President Obama could make the difference between Hillary Clinton taking North Carolina and a narrow Donald Trump victory. It’s a state Obama narrowly won in 2008 and lost by two points in 2012. Polls show Clinton with an extremely slim lead in the state and turnout, especially among the black population, will be critical on November 8.

Pundits say the race for the White House hit a new low on Sunday in a bitter TV debate which included personal attacks on both sides.

With Clinton pulling ahead her team says its preparing for another ‘mud slinging match’ next week.

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