Democrats unify against Trump, Obama formally endorses Clinton

Hillary Clinton And President Obama
Hillary Clinton And President Obama

{BNN/WASHINGTON, U.S. – The Democratic Party has reportedly begun to unite against Donald Trump on June 9, with President Barack Obama formally endorsing Hillary Clinton after his meeting with Bernie Sanders.

According to reports, Obama announced his decision to campaign with the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee in Wisconsin next week, and added that, “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.”

It was added that after a one hour long meeting with Barack Obama in the Oval Office, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders reportedly announced that he will run the contest through the final primary in Washington D.C., but signalled his imminent drop out.

Further, Sanders’ decision to continue in the race had previously baffled Democrats, whose concerns were quelled after the Vermont Senator’s explicit promise that he would “work as hard as I can to make sure that Donald Trump does not become president of the United States.”

Obama reportedly congratulated Sanders on his “remarkable accomplishment” in the Democratic race, and later released a video backing Clinton and acknowledging her as the first woman to win a major party’s presidential nomination.

Reports added that Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said that the clashing sides within the Democratic Party were willing to bury the hatchet, “welcome” Bernie Sanders and unite against Trump.

Sanders had reportedly previously refused to acknowledge Hillary Clinton’s victory in the California, New Jersey and New Mexico primaries, even as the latter adopted a conciliatory tone with him, saying that Sanders’ campaign “have been very good for the Democratic Party and for America.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.