Obama endorses Clinton

Obama & Clinton

U.S. President Barack Obama has formally endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, to run for president of the United States. Her campaign organization announced this on Thursday . . .

The endorsement came after after the president met with Clinton’s primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, at the White House.

“I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” Obama said in a video released by Clinton’s team. “She’s got the courage, the compassion and the heart to get the job done.”

Obama & Sanders at White House

Photo L-R: Sen. Bernie Sanders & U.S. President Barack Obama stroll outside the Oval Office of the White House

The two will campaign together in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Wednesday.

The president, whose national approval rating hovers around 50%, will be a key ally for Clinton going into the U.S. general election. Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, as of now, has no former presidents campaigning for him, as both former Bush presidents have indicated they will stay out of the race.

Obama, Clinton & Sanders

Photos: Obama, Clinton & Sanders

Trump tweeted in response to Obama’s clinton endorsement on Thursday afternoon: “Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!”

Clinton told NPR she’s “thrilled” Obama endorsed her. “We started off as fierce competitors. We’ve ended up as true friends,” she said.

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