Barack Obama takes aim at Donald Trump for ‘making stuff up’

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Barack Obama takes aim at Donald Trump for ‘making stuff up’

Ex-president joins campaign trail and says ‘the character of our country is on the ballot’

Barack Obama criticised Donald Trump’s tenure in office on Friday in a series of speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at the president and other Republicans for “making stuff up”.

The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct critiques of his successor, but he was careful to not mention Trump by name. He said the “character of our country is on the ballot” in the first midterm election since Trump took office.

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