Obama Officially Endorses (Ugh) Hillary Clinton For President

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The endorsement was made public shortly after Obama’s much publicized White House meeting with Clinton’s main Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, who has yet to concede the race.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting with Obama, Sanders vowed to take his campaign to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, but said he looked forward to joining with Clinton to defeat Republican presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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“I look forward to meeting with her in the near future to see how we can work together to defeat Donald Trump and create a government that represents all of us and not just the 1%,” he said.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a darling of the left after being elected in 2012, is also prepared to endorse Clinton’s presidential bid, Reuters first reported Wednesday.

Warren, 66, also has not ruled out running as Clinton’s vice president if she is asked — though she is not currently interested in the job, Reuters also reported, citing several sources close to the senator.

Warren’s representatives did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment.

For his part, Obama said he has seen Clinton’s judgement, toughness, and work ethic in person, which is why, “I’m with her.”

In fact, he plans to be with her Wednesday at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the campaign announced.

“I am fired up and I cannot wait to get out there and campaign for Hillary,” Obama said.

(via: Buzzfeed Politics)

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