President Obama campaigns in Columbus

(Mike Burianek / WDTN Photo)
(Mike Burianek / WDTN Photo)

COLUMBUS (WDTN) — Thousands of people turned out to see President Obama campaign for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night.

An estimated crowd of more than 5,000 people filled the Capital University field house to hear the President speak.

His visit came exactly one week before election day, and he used his time to rally support for Clinton.

“There’s only one candidate in this race who has devoted her life to a better America,” Obama said.

The President also took aim at Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

“This guy?” Obama said. “Don’t be bamboozled.”

He also spoke about what it takes to handle the job of Commander-in-Chief.

“Let me tell you something about this office, who you are, what you are does not change once you occupy the Oval Office,” Obama said.

His visit also came just days after a new FBI letter about emails from Hillary Clinton that has tightened the race for the White House in the final days.

“Has she made mistakes?” Obama asked. “Of course, so have I.”

“There’s nobody in the public arena over the course of 30 years that doesn’t make some, but she is a fundamentally good and decent person who knows what she is doing and will be an outstanding president.”

The campaign trail will continue to run through Ohio over the next few days, with Donald Trump, Jr. campaigning for his father in Columbus on Wednesday.

Senator Bernie Sanders will be in Cincinnati to stump for Clinton on Thursday. Members of the public who would like to attend can RSVP by clicking here.

Make sure to stay tuned to WDTN and WDTN.com for complete election coverage.

 

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