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Trump swings at Obama on Twitter in middle of convention speech

President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-Trump lawyer Cohen to pen forward for impeachment book Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again Man known as 'QAnon Shaman' asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol MORE attacked his White House predecessor on Wednesday night as former President Obama criticized Trump’s nearly four years in office as part of his speech at the Democratic National Convention. 

Trump tried to minimize Obama’s full-throated support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenConfirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed Biden's Sunday inauguration rehearsal postponed due to security concerns: report Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again MORE by asking why he didn’t endorse Biden earlier in the primary. 

“WHY DID HE REFUSE TO ENDORSE SLOW JOE UNTIL IT WAS ALL OVER, AND EVEN THEN WAS VERY LATE? WHY DID HE TRY TO GET HIM NOT TO RUN?” Trump tweeted Wednesday. 

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He also repeated a false claim that Obama “spied” on his campaign “and got caught,” without citing evidence for his claims.

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In his speech Wednesday night, Obama characterized Trump as a divisive leader who has shown “no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends.”

Instead, he urged Americans to vote for Biden, whom he called a friend and brother. 

“Joe knows the world, and the world knows him. He knows that our true strength comes from setting an example the world wants to follow. A nation that stands with democracy, not dictators. A nation that can inspire and mobilize others to overcome threats like climate change, terrorism, poverty and disease,” Obama said.