Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

The president's support is huge for Clinton in energizing Democrats and kicking her general election campaign into high gear, but it's only one in a series of stars that aligned today for Clinton.

After Sanders' huddle with the president, the Vermont senator met with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Sen.

"Anybody who thinks that whatever the next president - and God willing, in my view, it'll be Secretary Clinton", Biden said.

Obama had been expected to support Clinton since she won enough delegates this week to clinch the Democratic nomination and become the first woman to lead a major U.S. party as its presidential nominee.

It nearly went unnoticed, but in a nine-word tangent, Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. "In fact, I don't think there's ever been anyone so qualified to hold this office".

That seemed inevitable. Clinton last week claimed the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, secured President Barack Obama's endorsement and took immediate aim at Trump. Sanders said. "You know what I say to that? No!"

Ms Clinton clinched the number of delegates and superdelegates she needed to become the party's nominee after she swept to victory in the final round of state primaries on Tuesday. But she said she would do all that she can to prevent Trump from getting "any place close to the White House". She is not the strongest public speaker - Obama in contrast, is a real wordsmith.

"These are some of the issues that many millions of Americans have supported during my campaign", sad Sanders. "I'm not going to say never, because this has been such an unpredictable situation, to say the least".

After the video was released, a bit of a Twitter spat erupted between Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

His comments come after he said he would continue to campaign towards the Washington DC primary on Tuesday.

What is more, Elizabeth Warren, a fiery critic of Wall Street, is popular among Bernie Sanders' supporters who Clinton needs to win over.

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