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Obama Takes The Gloves Off, Goes After Ron Johnson In Blistering Rally Speech



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Former President Barack Obama didn’t hold back as he blasted Republican Sen. Ron Johnson during a rally for his Democratic challenger Wisconsin Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes.

Speaking before a Milwaukee crowd on Saturday, Obama delivered a storm of criticism toward Johnson as he questioned the senator’s relatability with voters due to his support of a tax plan that allowed people to write off the costs of private jets on their tax returns.

“His adult children bought not one, not two but three private planes. Because apparently carpooling wasn’t an option,” Obama said of Johnson’s children.

Obama then went after Johnson on Social Security as he claimed the senator wants to raise the retirement age to 70 and supports a plan that puts Medicare and Social Security “on the chopping block.”

“The point is some of you here are on Social Security, some of your parents are on Social Security, some of your grandparents are on Social Security, you know why they have Social Security? Because they worked for it,” Obama said.

“They worked hard jobs for it, they have chapped hands for it, they have long hours and sore backs and bad knees to get that Social Security,” Obama said. “And if Ron Johnson does not understand that… he should not be your senator from Wisconsin.”

The former president also slammed 2020-election-denying GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels while calling on residents to not boo — but vote — during the rally.

Watch Obama’s comments on Johnson below.


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