Obama, Biden to campaign for Clinton

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“In Charlotte, President Obama and Hillary Clinton will discuss building on the progress we’ve made and their vision for an America that is stronger together,” the Clinton Campaign said.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will hit the campaign trail to support presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, giving a big boost to her bid to the White House.

Mr. Obama will make his 2016 campaigning debut for Ms. Clinton in North Carolina next week, where they will jointly appear for an election rally.

The July 5 Clinton rally in Charlotte, North Carolina would be the first time that Mr. Obama would campaign for his former secretary of state since she announced her bid for the White House.

Mr. Obama endorsed Ms. Clinton for president earlier this month.

“In Charlotte, President Obama and Hillary Clinton will discuss building on the progress we’ve made and their vision for an America that is stronger together,” the Clinton Campaign said in a statement.

Mr. Biden, who had been speaking highly of Ms. Clinton since Mr. Obama endorsed her, said, “I’m proud to endorse Hillary, and I’m grateful you’re part of her team —— our whole country is counting on you to make sure she wins this November. President Obama and I are going to be hitting the campaign trail hard to help out as much as we can —— and we hope you’ll join us.”

“After a long, tough fight, we have a presumptive nominee who’s going to be a terrific president: my friend, Hillary,” Mr. Biden said 20 days after Mr. Obama endorsed Ms. Clinton in a video email message to his supporters.

Mr. Biden, in an email to his and Ms. Clinton supporters, said he has known Ms. Clinton for a long time —— from the time she was First Lady and Senator from New York.

“She is a force of nature. She’s tough, she’s brilliant, and she genuinely loves serving this country. Hillary is the kind of person who, at the end of the day, wants to help people and make their lives better. That’s who you want as your president,” Mr. Biden said.

In his email at the same time, Mr. Biden lashed out at Donald Trump, the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican party.

“Donald Trump’s politics of fear and intolerance have no place in America. He won’t solve our problems —— he’ll make them worse. Because let me tell you denigrating our allies isn’t a foreign policy. Telling the world the United States can’t be counted on to pay our debts isn’t an economic policy.

And attacking the ethnicity of a federal judge violates everything we stand for —— and believe —— as Americans,” Mr. Biden said.

“I’ve always believed this nation succeeds best when we come together as one America. But everything about Donald Trump’s campaign is determined to divide and pull us apart.

There’s no one I trust more than Hillary to lead the fight against Trump, and I’m hoping you’ll come through as part of her team again and again,” Mr. Biden said.

Meanwhile, latest poll said Ms. Clinton has gained lead over Mr. Trump.

Releasing its latest opinion poll, Fox News said Ms. Clinton is up 44—38 per cent over Mr. Trump in a head-to-head matchup.

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