Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail on Wednesday for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, telling supporters at a drive-up rally in Philadelphia that having Biden in the White House would mean a return to calm. President Trump goes "out of his way to insult anybody who doesn't support him and threatens them with jail," Obama said. "That's not normal presidential behavior." There have been no consequences for Trump's actions, Obama declared, and he has emboldened others to be "cruel and divisive and racist," which "affects the way our children see things. It affects the way that our families get along and it affects how the world looks at America. That behavior matters. Character matters." The United States' allies want to "follow a nation that stands with democracy, not dictators," Obama said, and with Biden, the U.S. will once again "mobilize and inspire others to overcome threats like climate change and terrorism and poverty and disease."

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