In a video, Obama endorses Clinton, expressing his excitement over having her as the Democratic Presidential nominee.
US President Barack Obama has officially endorsed fellow Democrat, Hillary Clinton for President. This makes Clinton the first female presidential nominee of a major political party.
Obama has been expected to support Clinton since she declared herself the party’s presumptive nominee after reaching the number of delegates needed to be named its candidate in the November elections. In a video Obama endorses Clinton expressing his excitement over having her as the Democratic presidential nominee.
“I’m with her. I’m fired up, and I cannot wait to get out there and campaign for Hillary… I don’t think there has ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” he said in the video
The endorsement came shortly after Obama met Clinton’s rival in the Democratic primary contest, US Senator Bernie Sanders, at the White House. Sanders, who is yet to concede publicly his defeat also said he would work with Clinton to defeat Republican nominee, Donald Trump. He however said he would stay in the race to compete in the final Democratic primary in Washington DC slated for June 14.
Following Obama’s endorsement, Republican Donald Trump took to twitter to criticise the two saying that the president’s endorsement means he wants “four more years of Obama” but that “nobody else does”. But there’s no stopping the Democrats as they wait breathless with anticipation for the Presidential campaign.
According to reports, Obama and Clinton will make their first appearance together next week. Obama and Clinton were rivals during the 2008 Democratic primary that Obama won. Clinton went on to serve as Obama’s secretary of state during his first term in office.
Watch the Video here: