Former President Barack Obama has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president after months of anticipation.
- Obama dropped a video on Tuesday morning in which he endorsed Biden for president. He wrote in the video caption: “I’m proud to endorse my friend @JoeBiden for President of the United States. Let’s go.”
- He said in the video: “I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden to be president of the United States. Choosing Joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a good friend. And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now.”
- Biden served as vice president to Obama for two terms. See the video below.
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- Obama also celebrated former candidates in the race, such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who dropped out of the race last week. Sanders endorsed Biden on Monday.
- Obama said: “We both know that nothing is more powerful than millions of voices calling for change. And the ideas he’s championed, the energy and enthusiasm he inspired, especially in young people, will be critical in moving America in a direction of progress and hope.”
- Obama said to Democrats: “Of course, Democrats may not always agree on every detail of the best way to bring about each and every one of these changes. But we do agree that they’re needed. And that only happens if we win this election. Because one thing everybody has learned by now is that the Republicans occupying the White House and running the U.S. Senate are not interested in progress. They’re interested in power.”
- Obama spoke about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis: “This crisis has reminded us that government matters. It’s reminded us that good government matters. That facts and science matter. That the rule of law matters. That having leaders who are informed, and honest, and seek to bring people together rather than drive them apart — those kind of leaders matter.”