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Obama Endorses Clinton for President

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President Barack Obama formally endorsed Hillary Clinton to succeed him as the next U.S. president on Thursday in a bid to unify the party two days after she secured enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination.

The president offered his endorsement in an online video after a meeting at the White House earlier Thursday with Clinton’s Democratic primary rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Obama is enjoying approval ratings of 50 percent or more this year and will hit the campaign trail with Clinton on Wednesday in Green Bay, Wisconsin.