Representative presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama and running mate Delaware Senator Joe Biden wave during a take a turn for the better in Springfield, Illinois, on August 23, 2008.
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will hit the competition trail next week on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, adding a potent voice to the Biden throw’s efforts to increase turnout and enthusiasm in the final days of the 2020 presidential campaign.
Obama is scheduled to appear at an experience for his former vice president and close friend on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, according to a release from the Biden rivalry.
The event in Philadelphia will mark the first time Obama has campaigned in person for Biden this year.
The prior president has appeared in Biden campaign videos, however, and he gave a keynote address at the virtual Democratic National Assembly this summer.
Nearly four years out of office, Obama remains among the most popular figures in American manoeuvring, according to polls.
Obama’s high approval ratings are not lost on his successor, Republican President Donald Trump.
Trump has seduced dismantling Obama’s legacy a cornerstone of his presidency. He has also accused Obama of “spying” on his 2016 presidential campaign, and claimed that after Trump won, Obama accepted steps to hobble Trump’s incoming administration.
None of these allegations has been proven, but that hasn’t stopped the president from exigent that the Justice Department investigate and prosecute Obama, Biden and other members of Obama’s Cabinet.
Biden currently leads Trump by in the matter of 9 percentage points in an NBC News national polling average, according to NBC News, and he also leads in most battleground holds.
CNBC reached out to Obama’s office for additional details about the event and will update this story as uncountable information becomes available.