Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president

WASHINGTON —President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton as his successor Thursday, saying, “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.”Obama’s

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and President Barack Obama

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and President Barack Obama walk down the Colonnade of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2016. (Credit: AP)

WASHINGTON —President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton as his successor Thursday, saying, “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.”

Obama’s expected endorsement came after he met with her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in an hourlong Oval Office meeting and Sanders’ declaration he was staying in the race...

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