Trump, Obama back candidates

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Estero Florida

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It has been almost two years since former U.S. president Barack Obama left the White House.

Former President Barack Obama made a quick stop at the popular Coyo Taco restaurant in Miami's Wynwood on Friday afternoon.

The nation's first African American commander in chief took the stage with Andrew Gillum, who is locked in a tight race for governor of Florida against pro-Trump Republican Ron DeSantis, and Senator Bill Nelson, who is running for re-election against outgoing Governor Rick Scott.

Two presidents, past and present, dominated the campaign trail Friday, as Barack Obama assailed Donald Trump for "lying" and "constant fear-mongering", prompting Trump to snap back that Obama had attracted a "very small crowd".

It did not take long for the video to go viral, with many praising the former president.

Obama also condemned Trump's escalating racism going into the midterms.

The former and current presidents are barnstorming the country ahead of the elections, in which Democrats hope to win control of the House of Representatives, gain Senate seats and pick up governor's mansions and state legislatures across the country ahead of the 2020 redistricting process.

He has called the caravan an "invasion" and his administration recently authorized a plan to send several thousand troops to the USA border.

With just three days to go before the midterm elections, it's a tale of dueling presidents on the campaign trail.

"I'm the only one that tells you the facts", Trump said, after telling falsehoods about GOP efforts to take apart Obamacare and, with it, protection for people with pre-existing medical conditions. "He's talking about how I should be nice to the fake news", Trump said.

Trump criticized Nelson, too, claiming that he only sees the former astronaut "around election time when he's on television every night".

His evidence: Davids held an apolitical fellowship at the Department of Transportation granted under Obama and which extended into the Trump administration.

The final weeks of the campaign have also seen a spate of violence including the massacre of 11 people at a Pennsylvania synagogue and more than a dozen package bombs sent to prominent Trump critics.

In Missouri, Democratic Sen.

Trump has tried to stoke up support for the Republicans by taking a hardline stance against a caravan of several thousand migrants heading toward the United States border with Mexico. "I do not want our borders overrun". Knight embraced Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, often appearing with the future president at rallies.

"The attempted role reversals in this campaign are just bonkers", said Jack Pitney, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California.

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