GREENSBORO, N.C. -- - President Barack Obama had a busy day in the Triad on Tuesday.
Obama made two stops in Greensboro - first, he was at A&T University to hold a discussion with students on race, sports, and achievement. After the forum, the president rallied for democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at White Oak Amphitheater.
President Barack Obama harshly criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the rally, saying he has proven over and over again that he is unfit to lead the country.
President Obama In Greensboro
"We’ve got a choice right now between somebody who is as qualified as anyone who has ever run for the office of president and somebody who over and over again has proven himself unfit to represent this country," said President Obama.
The president said in his races with Republicans John McCain and Mitt Romney, they disagreed on policy, but he never thought they weren't honorable.
WFMY News 2's Morgan Hightower, Chad Silber, Jessica Mensch and Maddie Gardner were at the Clinton rally. Protesters wearing shirts that said "Bill Clinton is a Rapist," interrupted President Obama and were escorted out of the venue. President Obama called it "democracy in action."
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Obama says the current presidential election is unlike others in the past. He says Trump "doesn't have the temperament, or the judgment, or the knowledge, or apparently, the desire to obtain the knowledge, or the basic honesty that a president needs to have."
He added, "And that was true even before we heard about his attitude toward women."
Obama says the closer the nation gets to Election Day, the clearer the choice becomes.
"This isn’t an audition for like some show. This ain't a show. She’s got specific ideas to invest in job. To let workers share in their company’s profits. To put more young people and children and toddlers in preschools. To make sure students are getting through college to take on a ton of debt. sShe’s sweating the details, she cares about this stuff," said Obama.
The forum held at A&T earlier in the day was called 'A Conversation with The President: Sports, Race & Achievement.' It will air on ESPN at 10 p.m. eastern time. SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett moderated the event.
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