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Obama: I Had Bigger Rallies Than Trump

Obama: I Had Bigger Rallies Than Trump
President Barack Obama (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 14 March 2016 01:47 PM

President Barack Obama says Donald Trump's rallies pale in comparison to the crowds his own drew — including a Missouri event that drew 100,000 — during his first run for the White House.

"Sometimes you hear folks say, 'oh, that rally is big,'" Obama said at a Democratic gathering in Texas last Saturday, the Washington Examiner reports.

"I say, I don't know. We had some pretty big rallies. In 2008, we had rallies with 50,000, 80,000, 100,000 people. I'm not bragging, I'm just saying we had some big rallies," he said, the Examiner reports.

"I'm just saying."

Obama didn't mention any names, but it appeared the reference was to GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who has often bragged that his campaign events draw much bigger crowds than his GOP presidential rivals — including the reported 25,000 expected at a Chicago rally before it was canceled over security concerns last Friday night.

"And our leaders, those who aspire to be our leaders should be trying to bring us together, and not turning us against one another," Obama added, saying instead, they should "speak out against violence, and reject efforts to spread fear or turn us against one another. And if they refuse to do that, they don't deserve our support."

"The best leaders, the leaders who are worthy of our votes, remind us that even in a country as big and diverse and inclusive as ours, what we've got in common is far more important than what divides any of us," the president said, the Examiner reports.

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