President Obama – the worst economic president since the Great Depression – will use his speech today in Indiana to attack Donald Trump.
Obama ranks dead last among all presidents since 1932 – over 80 years – in economic growth.
Obama is traveling to Elkhart, Indiana today to deliver a speech on the economic progress in the region during his tenure as president.
President Barack Obama heads to Elkhart, Indiana, on Wednesday to tout the economic progress made since his first visit there in 2009, but he is also expected to wade into the 2016 election — and he’s “ready to go” on the campaign trail, a source says.
Obama is chomping at the bit to get out and “get people fired up,” a White House source said, but the President will remain largely on the sidelines until the Democrats have a nominee.
Obama expects to “explode onto the scene” once the nominee is selected and “knows his power” to fire up the Democratic base, the source said.
“It’s driving him crazy” to be mostly hands off at this time, the source added.
The White House says Obama will use the opportunity to bash Donald Trump in Indiana.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that while he doesn’t expect the President to discuss the candidates by name in Elkhart, he does anticipate that Obama would use the example of Elkhart to draw a distinction between the two parties.
“He understands that his successor will have some important decisions to make about whether or not we are going build on this progress, are we going to build on this momentum, or are we going to tear it down? And there is a pretty clear choice to be made if you take a look at the policies that are being advocated by the two parties,” Earnest said.
Following the President’s remarks in Elkhart, he will participate in a PBS town hall answering questions from residents there.