Obama Calls For Unity Behind Clinton

Tells donors to support Hillary.

He has not officially endorsed Hillary Clinton but Barack Obama has come close in remarks at a closed door meeting with top Democratic donors, according to the New York Times:

In unusually candid remarks, President Obama privately told a group of Democratic donors last Friday that Senator Bernie Sanders is nearing the point where his campaign against Hillary Clinton will come to an end, and that the party must soon come together to back her.

Mr. Obama acknowledged that Mrs. Clinton is perceived to have weaknesses as a candidate, and that some Democrats did not view her as authentic.

But he played down the importance of authenticity, noting that President George W. Bush — whose record he ran aggressively against in 2008 — was once praised for his authenticity.

What is interesting is that Obama made the remarks before Clinton took five states this past Tuesday increasing her delegate count to almost double Sanders. Clinton currently has 1,606 delegates to 851 for Sanders.

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