Barack Obama sinks 3-pointer ahead of Flint rally: ‘That’s what I do’ – Detroit Free Press

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Amy Huschka
 
| Detroit Free Press

Shoot your shot, indeed, former President Barack Obama proved Saturday.

Before heading out to the stage at the rally at Northwestern High School in Flint, Obama set up a shot — in dress shoes, mind you — on the basketball court and nailed it.

“Oh!” the crowd gasped. 

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!”  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden exclaimed. 

“Walk off,” an unidentified person off camera said. 

“That’s what I do,” the former president said walking out of the gymnasium. “That’s what I do.”

“Whoa!,” Biden said walking behind him. “All net!”

Obama: “You don’t understand. That’s what I do.”

Biden: “All net.”

Obama told supporters in Detroit and Flint if they are tired of a reality star focused more on his ego than on a pandemic sweeping through the country, referring to President Donald Trump, they should elect Biden for president.

“Tweeting at the TV doesn’t fix things. Making stuff up doesn’t make people’s lives better. You’ve got to have a plan. You’ve got to put in the work,” Obama said in Flint. 

In Detroit later that night, Obama didn’t pull any political punches as he roasted Trump while hundreds of supporters honked their horns at the drive-in rally on Belle Isle.

“If you run for president, and you get elected president, the assumption is you’re going to take the job seriously. … (Trump) hasn’t shown any interest in doing the work, or helping anybody but himself and his friends. Or treating the presidency as anything more than a reality show to give him the attention he craves so desperately,” Obama said. 

“But unfortunately, the rest of us have to live with the consequences.” 

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