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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09: U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden share a moment during a statement about the election in the Rose Garden at the White House November 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won the election and will become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In the least surprising news of the day, former President Barack Obama endorsed his former Vice-President Joe Biden in his presidential campaign. Obama had stayed out of the Democratic primaries, but with Bernie Sanders’ leaving the race, Biden is the presumptive candidate. Sanders officially endorsed Biden yesterday.

In a social media post, Obama said, “I’m proud to endorse my friend Joe Biden for President of the United States. If there’s one thing we’ve learned as a country from moments of great crisis, it’s that the American spirit of looking out for one another can’t be restricted to our homes, or our workplaces, or our neighborhoods, or our houses of worship. It also has to be reflected in our national government. The kind of leadership that’s guided by knowledge and experience; honesty and humility; empathy and grace – that kind of leadership doesn’t just belong in our state capitols and mayors offices. It belongs in the White House.
That’s why I’m so proud to endorse @JoeBiden for President of the United States.”

“Choosing Joe to be my Vice President was one of the best decisions I ever made. He’s got the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery. And I’ve got a lot more to say about why Joe should be President in the video. I hope you give it a watch. Then I hope you’ll join us at JoeBiden.com and make a plan for how you’re going to get involved.”