In front of the famous Philadelphia Art Museum steps, President Obama made the case for Hillary Clinton, trash-talked Donald Trump and even brought up Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
In his first solo campaign appearance of the year the president tried to energize voters and praised his former secretary of state while she recovered from pneumonia.
“I really, really, really want to elect Hillary Clinton,” said the president. “Even in the middle of crisis, she listens to people, and keeps her cool, and treats everybody with respect.”
Obama mentioned Donald Trump’s name and the crowed booed in response.
“Don’t boo. Vote,” said Obama.
One supporter came to rally already echoing that message. Erica Sullivan was wearing those words on both the shirt and hat she wore to the rally.
“We need to come together as a people, the way Obama brought so many of us together for the past eight years and we need to come out and vote,” said Sullivan.
The event wasn’t all about Hillary though. The president blasted Donald Trump.
“I keep on reading this analysis that Trump’s got support from, like, working folks,” Obama said. “Really? This is the guy you want to be championing working people? This guy who spent 70 years on this earth showing no concern for working people.”
Outside the rally protestors showed up. Some taunted Hillary supporters while others were protesting the Dakota pipeline.
Obama was not the only one from the White House to visit Philadelphia this week. Vice President Joe Biden was at the Eagles game on Sunday.
“He told me Barack, you’ve got to get on the Went wagon,” referring to the NFL quarterback, Carson Wentz.
The Eagles’ next game happens to be up against the president’s favorite team, the Chicago Bears.