After Obama called Trump's presidency a failure, Trump has hit back at the former POTUS.
It's been a whirlwind for American citizens.
via: GettyAs we approach the end of the year, it can only mean one thing... it's almost election time.
And as things are getting pretty wild right now...
via: GettyAs former POTUS Barack Obama has weighed in.
He offered some harsh words for Trump.
via: GettyAnd Trump hit back in typically brutal fashion.
Donald Trump is hoping to gain victory and be reelected as President of the United States...
via: GettyBut it seems that he has some serious competition from his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.
Of course, the election couldn't have fallen on a worse year...
via: GettyBut it has been powering on ahead... despite many major setbacks.
The first presidential debate was held on September 29th at the Samson Pavilion of the Health Education Campus in Cleveland.
via: GettyEntering into the debate, Biden had a significant and persistent lead in the polls. Biden's lead was compounded by a cash crunch in Trump's campaign, with Biden's campaign donations improving significantly.
President Trump was obviously aware of this...
via: GettyAnd in the weeks running up the debate, he attempted to cast doubt over Biden's abilities, claiming that he was suffering from dementia and that he was taking performance-enhancing drugs. Trump even requested Biden to take a drug test before the debate!
But overall, the ninety-minute debate, that was held by Fox News' Chris Wallace, was a bitter one.
via: GettyBoth Trump and Biden seemed to be having a field day throwing insults at one another and calling each other out.
6 subjects were set by Wallace to be discussed that evening...
via: GettyThe Trump and Biden records, the Supreme Court, the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, the issue of race and violence in cities, and the integrity of the election. But despite these firm rules, the pair just seemed to focus on personal insults... and even familial issues.
The whole debate was certainly made personal...And it didn't leave a pleasant taste in the mouths of viewers who were, quite frankly, left feeling disgusted at what they had just witnessed.
It all felt very disorganized...
This debate is unfortunately between a steamroller with no operator & a Roomba that got stuck in a corner— Aparna Nancherla (@Aparna Nancherla)1601428943.0
Trump's presidential campaign seems to be hitting rocks...And things took an ultimate turn for the worst when at the start of October, the President and the First Lady, Melania, tested positive for COVID-19. Trump insisted that they immediately went into self-isolation together and that they felt fine, but after just a few days, he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Centre.
Despite the huge worry surrounding Trump's health...
via: GettyHe was discharged just a few days later and insisted to the nation that all we need to do is to "learn to live with COVID", which was very concerning to hear.
Well, the first and only vice presidential debate of 2020 went ahead on October 7th between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris.
via: GettyWashington Bureau Chief for USA Today, Ellen Page, moderated the heated debate in Utah and in similarity to the first Presidential Debate, sparks flew for miles.
Kamala Harris opened eyes with her firm techniques in handling interruptions by Pence...
via: GettyIncluding her putting her hand up and firmly saying, "Mr. Vice President, I'm speaking"... engulfing Pence into silence.
Similar topics were covered...
via: GettyIncluding the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump administration, racism and inequality, and the Supreme Court; all of which were discussed in a much calmer and well-rounded nature than the President and Biden.
According to the polls, Harris was the one who came out on top...
FINAL VP DEBATE RANKINGS 1. Kamala Harris 2. The fly 3. Mike Pence https://t.co/HybQZ2aCZD— Greg Olear (@Greg Olear)1602124765.0
Following the VP debate, Trump continued to insist on how he was "feeling better than ever."
via: GettyBut when Joe Biden proposed making the next presidential debate a virtual one in the interest of health and safety, Trump put his foot down.
FYI, this wasn't just Biden's idea.
via: GettyThe Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the October 15th town hall-style debate in Miami would take place virtually as health experts raised concerns about whether it would be safe to hold the event in person given Trump is still recovering from COVID-19.
The virtual debate that was scheduled to go ahead tonight on the 15th of October was officially canceled due to Trump's refusal.
via: GettyFor some reason, the proposition of a virtual debate infuriated the president and he boldly said he "wouldn't waste his time" on it.
So instead, Joe Biden participated in a Philadelphia town hall forum moderated by ABC's George Stephanopoulos...
via: GettyAnd in typical Trump fashion, the president announced at the last minute that he will be holding his own town hall forum in Miami at exactly the same time, hosted by NBC.
Trump's event was hosted by NBC's Savannah Guthrie...
via: GettyAnd this was the first time ever that 2 hopeful presidential candidates ever went head-to-head at the same time while not being at the same event.
And if that wasn't bonkers enough for you, Trump has also been holding rallies up and down the country.
via: GettyFlorida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and many other states have seen the president strut through followed by hundreds of maskless supporters following behind.
At one point, there was even some crowd surfing involved.
And all this is occurring during a global pandemic?
via: GettyOf course, it is.
But this week, former president, Obama, spoke out against Trump.
via: GettyAnd it's clear Trump wasn't best pleased.
Obama called Trump's presidency a failure.
via: ShutterstockWhich clearly got under Trump's skin.
Trump said he was happy Obama was campaigning for Biden.
via: ShutterstockSince Obama campaigned for Clinton, and we all saw how that turned out.
He also pointed out how wrong Obama had got things.
via: ShutterstockEspecially in predicting Trump would never be president.
He even said the only person more unhappy than Clinton on election night was Obama.
via: ShutterstockYikes. For more election news, scroll on...