Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton For US Presidency
President Barack Obama has formally endorsed Hillary Clinton as presidential nominee of Democratic Party.
According Washington Post, Obama offered his formal endorsement with a video released Thursday afternoon.
He also plans to campaign with the former secretary of state in Wisconsin next week, according to two sources familiar with the plans.
I know how hard this job can be, that’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it,” Obama says in the video. “In fact I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office. She’s got the courage, the compassion and the heart to get this job done.”
Sanders has been under pressure to stand down and help unify the party after a long and contentious battle with Clinton for the nomination. Obama’s endorsement will add to that pressure, although most party leaders, including the president, have urged that Sanders be allowed to decide his future plans on his own timetable.