Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and urged Michigan voters to turn out for Tuesday's election during rallies in the state.
"We've got to leave no doubt about who we are and what this country stands for," Obama said.
Earlier in the day, the pair spoke at Flint's Northwestern High School.
During the Flint appearance, Obama mocked a recent claim by President Donald Trump that doctors were inflating COVID-19 numbers for money -- a claim Biden criticized sharply when he spoke.
"It's perverted. He may believe it because he doesn't do anything other than for money," Biden said.
"People of this nation have suffered and have sacrificed for nine months, none more so than the doctors and front-line health care workers, and this president is questioning their character, their integrity, their commitment to their fellow Americans? It's more than offensive. It's a disgrace,"
The Michigan rallies were Biden's first joint appearance with the former president.
Biden leads Trump in Michigan, which Trump won in 2016 by 11,000 votes, by 8.7 points, according to a polling average calculated by RealClearPolitics. The state has 16 electoral votes.