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Obama endorses Clinton, joins her on campaign trail next week

Obama endorses Clinton, joins her on campaign trail next week

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President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama is set to join Hillary Clinton, his former Secretary of State, on the campaign trail as she plots to make history by becoming the first woman to become president of the United States.

Clinton and Obama will begin campaigning together next week in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

This development came after he officially endorsed the former first lady in her presidential candidature. In a video posted on Hillary’s website, Obama sings the praise of Hillary affirming that she was more than qualified for the top job which he leaves later this year.

I don't think there has ever been someone so qualified to hold this office, I'm with her, I'm fired up and I cannot wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary.

He said he was eager to get out and campaign for her, days after she gained the delegates needed to secure the Democratic party’s White House nomination.

“I don’t think there has ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,“ Obama said.

“I’m with her, I’m fired up and I cannot wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary.”

Obama and Clinton were rivals during the 2008 Democratic primary that Obama won before ascending the presidency as the first Black African American to Clinton went on to serve as Obama’s secretary of state during his first term in office

Hillary responds

Hillary meanwhile has responded to the endorsement of her former boss as she looks to square off with Donald Trump in the main elections, one of the most keenly contested in recent years.

“It is absolutely a joy and an honor that President Obama and I, over the years, have gone from fierce competitors to true friends,“ Clinton said.