Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind Clinton

Bernie Sanders headed Thursday to the White House under intense pressure to drop out and clear the way for Hillary Clinton

President Obama speaks about the climate change agreement.
President Barack Obama speaks about the Paris climate agreement from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing his formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

In an online video, Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind his former secretary of state’s bid and “build on the progress” of his eight terms in the White House.

“I want you to be the first to know that I’m with her,” he says.

Obama is also praising Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders for engaging young voters and highlighting the issues of income inequality and money in politics. “Embracing that message is going to help us win in November,” says Obama.

Clinton and Obama will campaign together in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on June 15.

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