"I’m proud to endorse my friend Joe Biden for President of the United States."

By Alyssa Hardy
Apr 14, 2020 @ 12:15 pm
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Former President Barack Obama has officially endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden. On Twitter he made his announcement writing, "I’m proud to endorse my friend Joe Biden for President of the United States."

In the video, he sent a message of support to everyone impacted by the spread of the coronavirus. He then went on to explain his decision to endorse. "Joe was there as we rebuilt from the Great Recession and rescued the American auto industry. He was the one asking what every policy would do for the middle class and everyone striving to get into the middle class,” he said.

Given the famously amicable relationship between the two, Obama's endorsement of Biden was expected. It follows a long list of party leaders, including former opponents like Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, who have recently endorsed the vice president. "We need you in the White House,” Sanders said about Biden. “And I will do all that I can to see that that happens."