President Barack Obama has officially endorsed Democratic Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee.
Barack Obama’s endorsement came after meeting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who has been battling Hillary Clinton for the nomination.
Speaking in a video tweeted out by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama said she may be the most qualified person “ever” for the role of president.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are set to start campaigning together soon.
The two ran against one another for the Democratic nomination in 2008 and Barack Obama later made Hillary Clinton Secretary of State.
Speaking to Reuters following the endorsement, Hillary Clinton said Barack Obama’s endorsement “means the world”.
Hillary Clinton said: “It is absolutely a joy and an honor that President Obama and I, over the years, have gone from fierce competitors to true friends.”