Former United States President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden for US 2020 Presidential election.
Naija News reports that Obama endorsed Biden in a video released Tuesday, saying his former vice president “has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery.“
This online news platform understands that the endorsement is coming a day after Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., offered Biden his endorsement during a live stream. Sanders ended his campaign for president last week, leaving Biden as the apparent nominee.
“Choosing Joe to be my Vice President was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend,” Obama said. “And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now. He’s someone whose own life has taught him how to persevere; how to bounce back when you’ve been knocked down.”
“Through all his trials, he’s never once forgotten the values or the moral fibre that his parents passed on to him, and that made him who he is,” Obama added. “That’s what steels his faith — in God, in America, and in all of us.”
The former president pointed to Biden’s role assisting in the recovery from recession in the late 2000s, his efforts in combating past outbreaks during their administration, and his work in furthering Obama’s foreign policy agenda.
Obama added that he knows Biden will “surround himself with good people — experts, scientists, military officials who actually know how to run the government and care about doing a good job running the government, and know how to work with our allies, and who will always put the American people’s interests above their own.”
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 14, 2020