President Obama Says 'I'm With Her' in Video Endorsing Hillary Clinton

POTUS Also Gives Nod to Sanders in New Campaign Video

Published On
Jun 09, 2016

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Today, Hillary Clinton's campaign released a new video featuring President Barack Obama endorsing the former Secretary of State in her bid for the presidency. In the film, President Obama congratulates Secretary Clinton on her historic win as the presumptive Democratic nominee for U.S. President, even going so far as to say, "I don't think there's been someone so qualified to hold this office."

He acknowledges her toughness as a competitor, having had to debate her more than 20 times during his own run for office and looks back on her career as Secretary of State, citing her influence in the Situation Room during Osama Bin Laden's capture.

And, in a likely play to unify the party going forward, the President also gives a shout out to Bernie Sanders, for being an influence in getting many to vote for the first time and shining a light on economic inequality and the exceptional influence of money in politics.

He even plays to the notion of America's "greatness," an idea Donald Trump has made his rallying cry:

"Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders may have been rivals during this primary, but they're both patriots who love this country and they share a vision for the America that we all believe in -- an America that's hopeful, an America that's big-hearted, an America that is strong and and fair, and gives every child the same chance that we had. . . Those are the values that make America great."

Everything he says is also subtitled in bold captions, making for a more Facebook-friendly delivery.