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Barack Obama Endorses Former Vice President Biden

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (R) wave to the mayors of U.S. cities in the audience prior to addressing the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington January 21, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR29A2F

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (R) wave to the mayors of U.S. cities in the audience prior to addressing the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington January 21, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY) – RTR29A2F

It’s been quite a political year in the United States with all the worries facing the American public because of the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump has a mixed reaction to how he is handling the situation and is also getting ready for what may become the most important political battle in the history of the country.

Bernie Sanders is out of the race and Joe Biden is essentially the Democratic nominee for the presidential election. Obama has officially shared his endorsement for his former vice president in the presidential campaign.

“Choosing Joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend. And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now,” Obama said. In wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Obama praised Biden for his efforts during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009 in helping “prevent the Ebola epidemic from becoming the type of pandemic we’re seeing now.”

“Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery,” Obama said.

Acknowledging his differences with Bernie Sanders, Obama praised the Vermont senator for fighting “to giving voice to working people’s hopes, dreams, and frustration.”

“He and I haven’t always agreed on everything, but we’ve always shared a conviction that we have to make America a fairer, more just, more equitable society,” Obama siad.