President Barack Obama endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.
Obama released a video Thursday afternoon explaining the decision to support his 2008 presidential opponent, saying "I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office."
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Obama met with Clinton's opponent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Thursday morning, prior to announcing his endorsement of Clinton. After the meeting, Sanders, who still intends on campaigning through the last primary election next week in Washington D.C., said he would work with Clinton during the general election.
"Needless to say, I am going to do everything in my power, and I will work as hard as I can to make sure Donald Trump does not become president of the United States," Sanders said, adding that he plans to talk to Clinton and discuss "how we can work together to defeat Donald Trump and to create a government that represents all of us and not just the 1 percent."
Sanders also plans to take his platform to the Democratic National Convention in July.
UPDATE (8:42 p.m.): Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Vice President Joe Biden have also endorsed Clinton on Thursday.