Former President Barack Obama says his message for the midterm elections is simply – vote.
Addressing thousands of people in the auditorium of a school in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday afternoon he harshly criticized the Trump administration for "not normal" and warned that the consequences of staying out of the November elections are "much more dangerous. "that in the past.
He also spent some time talking about the candidate of the Ohio Democratic Governor, Richard Cordray, who previously worked as director of the Office of Consumer Financial Protection, and called "my friend."
Former President Barack Obama gathered a crowd of thousands during a speech on Thursday night in Cleveland Ohio, marking his third stop in his election campaign
The president called the Trump administration "not normal" and urged the crowd to vote for the midterm elections
Cordray faces Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine in one of the most watched gubernatorial races of the season.
Although he did not criticize President Donald Trump for his name, he harshly criticized the current administration saying: "This is not normal what we are seeing. It's radical. "
"Even the people who won do not seem happy, have you noticed?" He said.
"The Republicans won the House, they won the Senate, they are still angry, which is interesting, so remember when you hear about these people bragging about this economic period, just remember when it started," he added.
He said a continuation of Republican control in Washington would threaten Medicaid, affordable health care, even democracy.
During his speech, he supported the candidate of the Democratic Governor of Ohio, Richard Cordray, in the photo on the right, whom he called "my friend." Cordray worked as the Office of Consumer Financial Protection during the Obama administration
Obama smiled when the crowd cheered him during his stop in Cleveland. The rally was part of the Democratic effort to take control of his party's office, which is out of power at all levels of the Ohio government.
He still has it! Obama stopped to take selfies and hand shakes with the fans who gathered around him
"You'll read quotes from Republicans who say," Wow, this is wrong. "Well, why are not you doing something about it?" Well, we can not, because we really like these tax cuts for the rich … So we are going to hold crazy, "he said during his speech.
The Democrats hope to regain control of the Ohio office for their party, which is out of power at all levels of the Ohio government, and expel Republican Gov. John Kasich.
Obama also appeared with US Senator Sherrod Brown who faces a challenge from Republican Jim Renacci, a Wadsworth congressman.
The appearance is part of a nationwide turnaround by Obama to boost the Democrats' efforts to win seats in the House and state elections.
Ohio marked Obama's third campaign stop after speeches in Anaheim, California and Urbana, Illinois.
He has been crossing the nation to urge voters to go to polling stations, particularly to spend time in red areas.