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Obama: Trump ‘makes the case against his own candidacy’ by simply opening his mouth

President Obama told reporters on Monday that he doesn’t need to make a case against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump due to the fact that the GOP nominee makes his own by just opening his mouth.

Talking Points Memo reported that while Obama said that the case against Trump is easy to make, he warned fellow Democrats that they still need to campaign hard for Hillary Clinton.

“Frankly, I’m tired of talking about her opponent,” Obama said at a Democratic fundraiser in Martha’s Vineyard, referring to Trump, according to ABC News. “I don’t have to make the case against her opponent because every time he talks, he makes the case against his own candidacy.”

Obama went on to warn Democrats about getting too complacent when the opposing candidate is self-destructing.

“I’m here because we’ve got an election. And although Michelle is very strict about me actually taking a vacation when I get a vacation, she gave me a special dispensation for this evening because she understands, just as all of you understand, how important this is,” he said.

“If we are not running scared until the day after the election, we are going to be making a grave mistake,” Obama said. “We are still going to have to fight what has been an unrelenting negative campaign against her that has made a dent in the opinion of people even who are inclined to vote for her.”

“We’ve got be aggressive in our campaign for 80 days, and that’s not a lot,” Obama added.

Featured image: Gage Skidmore (Flickr)

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