Obama endorses Hillary Clinton

politics | Jun 09, 2016 | By Martin Barillas

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.
Hillary Clinton's campaign immediately sent out a tweet once the endorsement was reported. 
In his announcement, Obama said 'I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.'"
Following Trump's tweet, a tweet appeared at Clinton's Twitter account urging him to "delete" his account.
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.



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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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