President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders walk along the colonnade adjacent to the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday. Sanders was meeting with Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the campaign. Pete Marovich/Abaca Press/TNS
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President Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders walk along the colonnade adjacent to the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Sanders was meeting with Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the campaign. (Pete Marovich/Abaca Press/TNS)

Good-bye, Bernie: Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton

President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders walk along the colonnade adjacent to the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday. Sanders was meeting with Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the campaign. Pete Marovich/Abaca Press/TNS
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President Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders walk along the colonnade adjacent to the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Sanders was meeting with Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the campaign. (Pete Marovich/Abaca Press/TNS)
President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders walk along the colonnade adjacent to the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday. Sanders was meeting with Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the campaign. Pete Marovich/Abaca Press/TNS

President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders walk along the colonnade adjacent to the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday. Sanders was meeting with Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the campaign. Pete Marovich/Abaca Press/TNS

Shortly after a one-on-one session with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders at the White House, President Barack Obama released a YouTube video endorsement of the woman is now the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic party.

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

From the Associated Press:

A spokesman for Bernie Sanders says the Vermont senator had a “wide-ranging discussion” with President Barack Obama about issues facing working families and ways to “create an economy that works for all people,” not just the wealthy.

Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs says that Sanders requested the meeting with Obama because he was “interested in his input.” Briggs says Sanders considers Obama to be “one of the smartest people he knows” and was happy to receive his counsel during the hourlong meeting.

Sanders was meeting later Thursday with Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada and his successor, Charles Schumer of New York. Sanders was also meeting with Vice President Joe Biden at the Naval Observatory later in the day.

Thus Tweeted the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in response to the Clinton endorsement:

 

 

 


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