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Lynne Sladky  AP FILE

Lynne Sladky AP FILE

The final weekend of campaigning in the midterms might come down to this: Donald Trump versus Barack Obama.

Former president Barack Obama on Friday decried as a "political stunt" Donald Trump's plan to send thousands of United States soldiers to the Mexican border to block migrants from entering the country.

Democrat Andrew Gillum is leading DeSantis while Scott is tied with Democratic Sen.

Saturday morning began on Friday night for Democrats.

Returning to the trail, Gillum, an outspoken proponent of stricter gun control laws, said the killings in his city only upped the stakes of the coming election, while urging voters to "reject the politics of Trumpism".

In the home stretch of a campaign marked by a recent deadly anti-Semitic attack and the interception of parcel bombs sent to prominent Democrats including Obama, the former president called for defending 'the values that bind us to our fellow citizens, no matter who we are'.

Trump, who has placed immigration at the heart of his party's election effort, has persistently attacked the caravan of Central American migrants, denouncing it as a potential 'invasion'.

Speaking to supporters at the rally held on Saturday at a hangar at Pensacola International Airport, Trump said that there were reports of many "bad people" being part of the caravan and added that they would not be allowed to enter the country, reports Efe news.

"Republicans - they keep trying to diminish Stacey's remarkable accomplishments", Obama said, without mentioning Trump by name.

He also took on Obama, who had hours before assailed him for, among other things, "constant fear-mongering" and chronic dissembling and telling outright falsehoods about the GOP's efforts, past and present, to dismantle the Affordable Care Act's protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

The removals took place in late September and early October.

Trump was expected to campaign in Indiana with Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Knight, who coached the Indiana University Hoosiers.

They expect that number to skyrocket as Election Day nears. Bill Nelson, the three-time incumbent Democratic senator from Florida seeking his fourth term.

Trump teased Knight's appearance in a tweet, saying: "Don't tell anyone (big secret), but I will be bringing Coach Bobby Knight to Indiana". Like other Democrats in the state, he still expects Manchin to win.

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