Obama was supposed to speak at Rollins College on July 20, but after news broke about the deadly massacre at a Colorado movie theater, the president cancelled his campaign plans for the day and headed back to the White House.
The crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to the president as he opened his rally in Rollins College in Winter Park. His 51st birthday is Saturday.
The president also talked about the Olympic games, saying that “we come together when we have to present ourselves to the world.”
The president then went into his campaign speech, saying this election was “a choice about two fundamentally different visions for America.”