President Barack Obama speaks during a Coordinated Victory Fund Event in Chicago on Oct. 9. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)"He's insecure enough that he pumps himself up by putting other people down," Obama said. Obama spoke at a fundraiser for Rep. Tammy Duckworth, the candidate he hopes will win his old U.S. Senate seat. She is running against Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, the incumbent. The Illinois Senate race represents one of the Democratic Party's best hopes this November. Democrats need a net gain of four seats to secure the majority if Clinton wins the presidency, as her
Kirk was among the most aggressive Republicans in criticizing Trump. He said in a tweet that Trump should drop out and the "GOP should engage rules for emergency replacement." Before winning election to the House, Duckworth served in the Obama administration as an assistant secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She served in Iraq and lost her legs when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. She spent the next year recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington "She's a tough lady, but with a big heart," Obama said.
“He's insecure enough that he pumps himself up by putting other people down.”
— President Obama on Donald Trump
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