Obama visits diner with Illinois Dem candidate

Former President Obama was back on the campaign trail Friday, visiting a diner in Urbana, Ill., with Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker. 

A video posted on Twitter by a Politico reporter shows Obama ordering at the diner and insisting that he’ll pay the tab. 

His visit came just hours after he gave a fiery speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in which he condemned President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE on a range of issue and urged the public to vote in the midterm election.

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“I’m here today because this is one of those pivotal moments when every one of us as citizens of the United States need to determine just who it is that we are, just what it is that we stand for,” Obama said.

The speech marked Obama’s return to the political arena with him hitting the trail with other candidates this weekend.
Obama is set to appear with seven Orange County, Calif., Democrats who are challenging Republicans this year on Saturday, The New York Times reported.

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