Obama calls troop deployment a 'political stunt' at Florida rally

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Estero Florida

November 2 (UPI) - Former President Barack Obama called the Trump administration's rhetoric about immigration a "political stunt" Friday while stumping for Democratic candidates in Florida.

The nation's first African American commander in chief took the stage with Andrew Gillum, who is locked in a tight race for governor of Florida against pro-Trump Republican Ron DeSantis, and Senator Bill Nelson, who is running for re-election against outgoing Governor Rick Scott.

He added that "obviously" the network does not have vote totals the night before the election. "That's what you can do when you vote on Tuesday", he said.

Scott is running for a U.S. Senate seat against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in the most expensive midterm race this year. So he's not gonna work for people who had it handed to them. Elizabeth Warren, who is expected to cruise to re-election next week, echoed former President Barack Obama's criticism of Trump's chatter about ending birthright citizenship with the swipe of a pen.

DeSantis used Trump's backing to make the case that if he is elected, the state will be in a better position to receive support from Washington, D.C., in contrast to Gillum who has called for the impeachment of the president. Quite frankly I think they underestimate the people of the state of Florida.

Knight, the former coach of the Indiana Hoosiers, embraced Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, often appearing with the future president at rallies in the state. "I know a lot of people are waiting until tomorrow".

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Statewide Democratic candidates have tiptoed into an early, albeit slim, lead, as more than 5 million early voters have already cast their ballots prior to Tuesday's general election, breaking turnout records in the process.

Returning to the trail, Gillum, an outspoken proponent of stricter gun control laws, said the killings in his city only upped the stakes of the coming election, while urging voters to "reject the politics of Trumpism".

The graphic, aired during "All In", with openly liberal host Chris Hayes, shows Gillum receiving about 45,000 more votes.

The big victor: You guessed it, the Democrat on the ticket, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who managed to secure a victory.

Gillum recalled that his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis said after winning his party's primary that "the last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda".

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