President Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
Apple| | By Jason Owen
After Hillary Clinton essentially wrapped up the Democratic nomination for president on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama quickly announced his endorsement for Clinton in a video message posted online Thursday morning.
“I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” Obama said.
“Look, I know how hard this job can be. That’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it,” he added.
Along with officially endorsing Clinton, President Obama also sought to help unite a Democratic party that some view has become divided over the party’s two major nominees: Clinton, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
“[Sanders] has run an incredible campaign. I had a great meeting with him this week, and I thanked him for shining a spotlight on issues like economic inequality and the outsized influence of money in our politics and bringing young people into the process. Embracing that message is going to help [Democrats] win in November … but more importantly it will make America stronger.”
After the announcement, Clinton took to Twitter to thank the President for his support.
Honored to have you with me, @POTUS. I'm fired up and ready to go! -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump chimed in on the announcement in his usual off-the-cuff style.
Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2016
Clinton, however, was having none of it and won the Twitter debate.
See you at the real debates.