President Barack Obama ended months of waiting and endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to succeed him. Naturally, Donald Trump took to Twitter.
“Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary,” Trump tweeted shortly after the endorsement. “He wants four more years of Obama — but nobody else does!”
That last part is simply not true. Quite a few people like the President and his policies in places and for reasons that should have Team Trump worried.
For starters, Obama’s endorsement carries the drama of being history in the making: the first black president backing the first female major party nominee for the White House.
Beyond the symbolism, landing Obama’s backing strengthens Clinton’s link to an administration that’s ending with strong public approval numbers and a powerful appeal in key swing states.