"I want this to be the capital of voting", Obama told the crowd.
This was a misleading comparison: although both of those former administrations did have their own version of a "zero tolerance" policy, the Trump administration was the only one to have a policy set in place to separate parents from children.
The rally was focused on the state's Senate race where Democrat Jacky Rosen is challenging the Republican senator now in office, Dean Heller. Thanks to President Trump and our Republican Congress, though, we are seeing more jobs and more take-home pay and most importantly, we're finally getting some of our confidence back.
He said that there was only one way to control abuses of power and that was the voters, adding that Trump's pressuring US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to pursue political rivals is not what should be done in the US but rather is typical of some "dictatorships". "So once you hear all of his speak about financial miracles, keep in mind who began them", stated Obama. "I hope people realize there's a pattern that every time [Republicans] run things into the ground and we've got to clean it up".
"Unlike some, I actually try to state facts".
In her Senate campaign, Rosen has made health care the primary issue of her campaign - an issue that was also central to Obama's presidency.
Trump has been harping on the issue of illegal immigration on a regular basis as he holds rallies across the nation to support Republicans running in the midterm elections.
"I can't just turn a blind eye to what's happening all around me. A total mess! They only wish they had that decision to make over again", Trump said in another tweet. Obama was joined at the rally by "Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera, and the hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa.
Rosen is a first-term congresswoman from the Las Vegas area who is taking on incumbent Republican Dean Heller.
It's an open seat race for the seat now held by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has reached the end of his term.