President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton today as their party's candidate as his successor in the White House. Just a few hours before, Obama met with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who said he would continue to campaign. Obama announced the endorsement with a video that was released at Clinton's Twitter account.
"She’s got the courage, the compassion, and the heart to get the job done."
Despite not dropping out of the race in advance of the last primary election (in the District of Columbia), Sanders appears to have decided that he will fight for his issues, which include raising the national standard for the minimum wage, free tuition for students at state-funded colleges and universities, and addressing income discrepancies in urban and rural areas, as well as Native American reservations. He declared that his goal, after all, is to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.
Obama praised Sanders during his endorsement announcement. The president will campaign with Clinton in Green Bay, Wisconsin, next week.