Former President Barack Obama on Saturday laced into President Donald Trump, describing his successor as a thin-skinned bully whose true weakness was revealed when he walked off the set of a high profile interview this week after being faced with a few probing questions.

Iran PressAmerica: "He likes to act tough and talk tough. He thinks scowling and being mean is tough," Obama said at a drive-in rally in South Florida, adding: "But when '60 Minutes' and Lesley Stahl are too tough for you, you ain't all that tough."

The decision to appear in Florida, where the polls indicate the race will be decided by the finest of margins, with less than 10 days until Election Day underscored the state's potentially decisive role in the election. It also suggested the Biden campaign believes that victory there would put a pin in the expected election night drama by cutting off Trump's increasingly narrow path to reelection, CNN reported.

In his remarks in Florida, Obama wove a detailed prosecution of Trump's record in the office with mockery of the President's rough-and-ready persona, joking that anyone who gets rattled by a '60 Minutes' correspondent is "never going to stand up to a dictator."

"Eight months into this pandemic, new cases are breaking records. Donald Trump isn't going to suddenly protect all of us. He can't even take the basic steps to protect himself," Obama said, returning to an argument he first made on Wednesday in reference to Trumps' own bout with the illness.

It is believed the President caught the virus during a White House ceremony, which Obama -- like many others -- called a "superspreader event," for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett earlier this month.

"The reason they don't show you their plan to actually provide people protection when it comes to preexisting conditions is that they don't have one, and they never have," Obama said, adding: "That's just a fact. And instead of just 'fessing up that they don't want people to have health insurance, they've attacked the Affordable Care Act at every turn."

In his spat with '60 Minutes', Trump released unedited footage from the interview, a portion of which showed Stahl pressing him on the whereabouts of his long-promised health care plan. But Trump, unable to point to any specific legislation or blueprint, only reasserted his vague promises.


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