Thursday, 9 June 2016

"I Am With YOU" President Obama Formally Endorses Hillary Clinton Candidacy

US President Barack Obama formally endorsed Hillary Clinton’s White House bid on Thursday and called for the Democratic Party to unite behind her after a protracted battle with Bernie Sanders for the party nomination.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said it “means the world” to her that Obama has her back.
The endorsement increases pressure on Sanders, a US senator from Vermont, to concede the race so the party can focus on campaigning against Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive nominee for the Nov 8 election.
"It is absolutely a joy and an honour that President Obama and I over the years have gone from fierce competitors to true friends," Clinton told Reuters in an interview.
Obama defeated Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary and she went on to serve as secretary of state in his first term.