- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 3, 2016

President Obama voiced frustration Thursday at a campaign rally in Florida that working-class voters support Donald Trump, saying the Republican nominee was “born with a silver spoon.”

Stumping for Hillary Clinton at Florida International University in Miami, Mr. Obama told the young crowd that some voters are being duped by Mr. Trump’s claim to be a friend of the middle class.

“He’s got support here in Florida; he’s got some support around the country,” Mr. Obama said. “The most frustrating thing is, some of his support is coming from working folks. This is a guy who spent 70 years, his whole life, born with a silver spoon, showing no respect for working people.”

The president said of the Republican nominee, “You don’t see him hanging out with working people, unless they’re cleaning his room or mowing the fairways on his golf club. You’re going to make this guy your champion if you’re a working person? Come on.”

The presidential race in Florida is a virtual tie, according to polls this week. It’s the biggest battleground state, with 29 electoral votes, and Mr. Obama has campaigned there three times in the past two weeks.

Mr. Obama said the future of the country is at stake in the election.

“Make no mistake, Florida — all of the progress we’ve made goes out the window if we don’t win this election,” the president said. “We’ve got to work our hearts out this week. We’ve go to work like our future depends on it, because it actually depends on it.”

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