US President Barack Obama is set to endorse Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the 2016 election. Various US media outlets made the announcement Tuesday, citing American officials and other sources. White House officials were determining about when and how Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden should announce their formal endorsement.
The signal from the White House came on a day that Obama’s former secretary of state was close to securing enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic nominee. “He has indicated he wants to spend a lot of time on the campaign trail, so when it’s time to do that, we’ll go out guns ablazing,” White House Communications Director Jennifer Psaki told the New York Times in an interview. “We are actively thinking through how to use the president on the campaign trail — what works for the nominee, what works for him, and how to utilize his strengths and his appeal.”
Hillary, meanwhile, was hoping to be endorsed by the president, according to her communications director, Jennifer Palmieri. “We are actively thinking through how to use the president on the campaign trail,” Palmieri said.