President Barack Obama Formally Endorses Hillary Clinton

US President Barack Obama (R) walks with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders through the Colonnade for a meeting in the Oval Office on June 9, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (R) walks with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders through the Colonnade for a meeting in the Oval Office on June 9, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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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 years 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.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets the latest from NPR's Tamara Keith.

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This segment aired on June 9, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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