Speaking in the shadow of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps made famous by the movie “Rocky,” President Barack Obama scoffed at the notion of Donald Trump as the champion of the common man.
“Look, I keep on reading this analysis that, well, you know, Trump’s got support from, like, working folks. Really? Like, this is the guy you want to be championing working people?” the president said at a rally for Hillary Clinton. “This guy who spent 70 years on this Earth showing no concern for working people. This guy is suddenly going to be your champion? I mean he’s spent most of his life trying to stay as far away from working people as he could. And now this guy’s going to be the champion of working people? Huh?”
By contrast, Obama likened his former secretary of state to the silver-screen Philadelphia boxer, a statue of whom stood nearby. He recalled her 2008 primary victory in Pennsylvania and said that despite their hard-fought 2008 battle, he “really, really, really” wants to see her elected to the White House.