United States President Barack Obama has officially announced his support for the Democrats' presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, reported The Guardian. His endorsement came after a meeting with Clinton's opponent Bernie Sanders. “I’m with her. I don’t think there has ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” Obama said.

According to Obama, Clinton has "the courage, the compassion, and the heart to get the job done", reported BBC. “I’ve seen her toughness. I’ve seen her commitment to our values up close. And I’ve seen her determination to give every American a fair shot at opportunity, no matter how tough the fight – that’s what’s always driven her, and still does,” he said in a video that was released by Clinton on Twitter.

Reacting to Obama's endorsement, Clinton said, "It is absolutely a joy and an honour that President Obama and I, over the years, have gone from fierce competitors to true friends,"

Vermont senator Sanders, after meeting the President, said, “I spoke briefly to Secretary Clinton on Tuesday night and I congratulated her on her very strong campaign. I look forward to meeting with her in the near future to see how we can work together to defeat Donald Trump and to create a government that represents all of us and not just the 1%."