On Thursday, June 9, incumbent president Barack Obama formally announced his endorsement of Hilary Clinton, despite his attempts to remain neutral between the two Democratic Party presidential candidates.
"I want to congratulate Hillary Clinton on making history. I know how hard this job can be. That's why I know Hillary will be so good at it. I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office," Obama said in a three-minute video, which is now posted on Clinton's official campaign page.
He also implored the Democrats to put their differences aside and unite to elect her as his successor.
"I'm with her, I am fired up, and I cannot wait to get out there to campaign for Hilary," he said.
The official Democratic Party nominee confirmed immediately that she and the outgoing president would have a joint campaign appearance on Wednesday, June 15.
Clinton has finally declared victory after a yearlong fight to win the heart of the Democratic Party, poised as the first woman in the history of the United States to become the presidential ticket of a major political party.
She had already gotten the delegates she needed for the nomination before this week’s Democratic Party contests, and announced her triumph after easily winning four of the six state contests on Tuesday, June 7, further solidifying Senator Bernie Sanders’ defeat.
According to White Press Secretary Josh Earnest, ‘Sanders was not at all surprised by the endorsement.’ Prior to the announcement, both Sanders and Obama were photographed talking for almost an hour at the Oval Office. Sanders expressed that he would continue his fight to the Washington, D.C. primary on Tuesday, June 14, which would be the last voting of the primary process.
He also mentioned that his competitor had driven a ‘strong campaign’, but still looked forward to work with her in the near future on how they can defeat Republican presidential bet Donald Trump and create a government that “doesn’t just fight for the 1 percent.”
Clinton will now set out on the problematic task of uniting a fractured Democratic Party to defeat Donald Trump in the November presidential election.
“Barriers can come down. Justice and equality can win. This campaign is about making sure there are no ceilings, no limits on any of us. This is our moment to come together,” Clinton said in front of a cheering crowd in Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, Republic Party’s presidential ticket Donald Trump recently blasted Obama’s endorsement of Clinton on Twitter.
Clinton fired back with a short and snappy tweet.