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Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump's Policy Ahead of Midterms

© AFP 2023 / Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFPFormer US President Barack Obama leaves after participating in "A Conversation with President Barack Obama" on SDU Kolding Campus, in Kolding, on September 28, 2018.
Former US President Barack Obama leaves after participating in A Conversation with President Barack Obama on SDU Kolding Campus, in Kolding, on September 28, 2018. - Sputnik International
Former US President Barack Obama called on voters to choose "honest" politics at a rally in Georgia on Friday in the lead-up to the midterm elections.

"You can vote for a politics that is decent, for a politics that is honest, for a politics that is lawful, for a politics that tries to do right by people," Obama said at the rally in Georgia for Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate who is hoping to become the country's first black female governor.

Obama also criticized Donald Trump's plan to send active-duty troops to the US-Mexico border to assist Border Patrol agents, calling it a "political stunt at the border."

A man checks his smartphone beside cardboard cutouts of U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Donald Trump, at an event held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, China November 9, 2016. - Sputnik International
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According to Deutsche Welle, Obama also spoke in Florida on Friday and urged voters to turn out for candidates from the Democrats and criticized Republican efforts to dismantle his political legacy.

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On November 6, US voters will go to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections to pick candidates to fill 435 seats in the House of Representatives and roughly a third of the 100 seats in the Senate as well as many local authorities. The outcome will determine if the Republican Party continues to control Congress.

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