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Trump, Obama Make Blistering Attacks At Each Other

US President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, have directed blistering attacks at each other during rival rallies.

Campaigning for democratic white house nominee Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Obama likened Trump to a "Crazy Uncle" and said he emboldened racists.

Obama said that behavior matters. Character matters.

On the pandemic, the former president alluded to Mr Trump's recent bout of COVID-19.

He added Donald Trump isn't suddenly going to protect all of us. He can't even take the basic steps to protect himself."

In North Carolina, the republican president mocked Barack Obama for being wrong about the 2016 election outcome.

The president could not resist taking a pop at Obama, who hit the campaign trail in person about an hour earlier for the first time since the august political conventions.

He said there was nobody that campaigned harder for crooked Hillary Clinton than Obama.

With 13 days to go until this election, Joe Biden holds a solid lead nationally.

Biden has been off the campaign trail all week preparing for the final presidential debate on Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee, while Mr Trump holds rallies across the battleground states.