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Former President Barack Obama says the character of the United States "is on the ballot" in the first midterm election since President Donald Trump took office. "Nobody in my administration got indicted". "But when it came to helping everybody else, suddenly deficits are bad", he said slamming the Trump administration's unrelenting efforts to sideline Obamacare, which guarantees health coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

"Well, I think I've been toned down, you want to know the truth", he said. Multiple Democratic candidates, including gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, joined Obama. Still, investigators said they were treating the devices as "live" explosives, not a hoax.

The former president also addressed Republican attempts to gin up fear around the caravan of migrants now traveling to the U.S. -Mexico border, saying it was nothing more than "fear-mongering", in the heat of an election season.

"USD 1.5 trillion in tax cuts aimed at billionaires and corporations.When it came to helping the most fortunate.they did not care at all about deficits. We were being invaded, where'd it go?"

He said, "In the last election, it was Hillary's emails".

Obama used the subject of Hillary Clinton's private email server to accuse Republicans of trying to "scare the heck out of people before every election" and also to mock Trump about the Chinese spying on his cellphone. "He just makes it up!" He pointed to Trump's lies and said he was concerned about threats to the freedom of the press and groups of people being targeted based on what they look like.

"They (Republicans) promised to take on corruption". A recent poll from the Marquette University Law School had the race statistically tied.

Obama was in MI campaigning for Democratic Sen. Obama will rally at a Detroit high school with Sen.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has also been on the trail - he recently appeared in CT to support gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont.

"We are thrilled to welcome President Obama back to Michigan, and again thank him for his steadfast work as president to save the American auto industry, the lifeblood of our state's economy", Brandon Dillon, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, said in a statement accompanying the announcement of Obama's visit.

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