Has the United States presidential election is drawing closer, President Barack Obama has formally endorsed Democrat candidate, Mrs. Hillary Clinton describing her as the most qualified for the post.
Obama endorsement came right after he met with her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, at the White House.
According him, “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” Obama said in a video released by Clinton’s team. “She’s got the courage, the compassion and the heart to get the job done.”
Meanwhile, Clinton told NPR she’s “thrilled” Obama endorsed her. “We started off as fierce competitors. We’ve ended up as true friends,” she added.
In his endorsement, Obama congratulated Bernie Sanders on running what he described has a “great campaign” and said he believed the primary “will make the Democratic party stronger.”
Clinton has gathered enough delegates required to pick the nomination ticket for the Democrat party and Sanders is under pressure to concede ahead of next month’s Democratic convention.
The US presidential election is bid to hold before the end of the year.