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Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton

In Clinton campaign video, Obama said, I don't think there ever been someone so qualified to hold this office

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Publish Date: Jun 10 2016 12:03PM | Updated Date: Jun 10 2016 12:03PM

Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton

“I know how hard this job can be. That’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it. I have seen her judgment, her toughness,” Barack Obama said in a web video released by Hillary Clinton Campaign team.

 

President Barack Obama formally endorsed Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House on Thursday. He praised his former secretary of state, her experience and grit, and even urged Democrats to unite behind her in the fight against Republicans in the fall.

 

“Look, I know how hard this job can be. That’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it,” Obama said in a web video circulated by the Clinton campaign. Obama called for unity among Democrats and vowed to be an active force on the campaign trail.

 

As it circulated the Obama video, the Clinton campaign announced their first joint appearance on the campaign trail will be in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The campaign said Obama and Clinton will discuss building on the progress made during his presidency “and their vision for an America that is stronger together.”

 

The President’s nomination evoked a quick response from the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Trump tweeted, “Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!”

 

Hillary too responded to Trump’s remark, suggesting that the Republican candidate should go off Twitter.

 

Obama’s testimonial came as the Democratic establishment piled pressure on Clinton’s primary rival, Bernie Sanders, to step aside so Democrats could focus on defeating presumptive Republican nominee.