President Obama arrives at Cleveland airport on Air Force One

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CLEVELAND-- President Barack Obama arrived at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport aboard Air Force One Thursday night.

The President spoke at the Ohio Democratic Party's annual state dinner at the Greater Columbus Convention Center earlier in the evening. He was joined by Sen. Sherrod Brown and state party chairman David Pepper.

Obama criticized Republicans for staying silent while allowing Donald Trump to gain momentum.

"He didn't come out of nowhere and that's why we've got to win this election at every level," the President said.

Obama will remain in Cleveland overnight ahead of a speaking appearance Friday morning. He's set to campaign for Hillary Clinton rally at Burke Lakefront Airport and advocate for early voting.

There are traffic restrictions for the President's visit. (See more here.)

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport