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Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden For President

As is generally the protocol for former Presidents, Barack Obama has stayed out of the Democratic primary race for the White House. However, now that Independent Vermont Senator and progressive firebrand Bernie Sanders is out of the race, President Obama has let the world know where he stands.

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Obama has now endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden to be the next President of the United States. Obama said in his statement:

“If there’s one thing we’ve learned as a country from moments of great crisis, it’s that the spirit of looking out for one another can’t be restricted to our homes, or our workplaces, or our neighborhoods, or our houses of worship. It also has to be reflected in our national government.”

“The kind of leadership that’s guided by knowledge and experience, honesty and humility, empathy and grace — that kind of leadership doesn’t just belong in our state capitols and mayors offices. It belongs in the White House.”

“And that’s why I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States.”

Obama’s statement came via video, as he is observing the nation’s social distancing protocols during the COVID-19 crisis.

This comes after Senator Bernie Sanders himself spoke via video with Vice President Biden, giving a full-throated endorsement that included much criticism of Trump, and specifically the Trump Administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

We now know where all the major Democrats stand, and the rest is up to the voting public. However, those elections may take place during social distancing.



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