U.S. President Barack Obama said Hillary Clinton made him ''a better president.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama continued to make the case for why Hillary Clinton should succeed him in the White House telling a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina that "she made me a better president." Obama, said he so admired Clinton when she ran against him for the presidency he decided that he needed her to work for him. "She was loyal to me, her efforts were not flashy, they weren't always fully appreciated -- that happens some time to women," he said. "And by the way, when things don't go her way, she doesn't whine she doesn't complain, she doesn't blame somebody else, she doesn't say the game is rigged," Obama said. The race for the White House tightened significantly in the past week, as several swing states that Republican Donald rump must win shifted from favoring Democrat Hillary Clinton to toss-ups, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project. The two candidates are now tied in Florida and North Carolina, and Clinton's lead in Michigan has narrowed so much that the state is too close to call. Ohio remains a dead heat and Pennsylvania is now tilting to Clinton. Clinton is still the favorite to win Tuesday's election, but Trump now has a plausible route to victory, especially if there is a sharp fall in turnout among African-Americans from the levels of the 2012 election.