The former US President, Barack Obama, on Tuesday, April 14, has endorsed Joe Biden, to become the next United States President.
Obama said Joe Biden, former his deputy, has everything required to become the next president of the US.
Obama gave the endorsement in a 12-minutes video he shared via his verified Twitter account, on Tuesday.
This development is coming a day after Bernie Sanders, democratic presidential aspirant, endorsed Biden.
Sanders had suspended his presidential campaign last week, leaving Biden as the last standing candidate of the Democratic Party.
Obama said the US, going through one of its darkest times as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, needs a leader like Biden.
He said Biden is the best candidate to lead the country through a long process of recovery.
The former US president said contesting the presidential seat alongside Biden, remains one of the best decisions he ever made.
“If there is one thing we have learned as a country from moments of great crisis, it is that the 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,” he said.
“The kind of leadership that is 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.
“And that is why I am so proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States. Choosing Joe to be my Vice President was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend.
“He has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery.
“And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now. He is someone whose own life has taught him how to persevere; how to bounce back when you have been knocked down.
“Through all his trials, he has never once forgotten the values or the moral fiber that his parents passed on to him, and that made him who he is. That is what steels his faith — in God, in America, and in all of us.”
The presidential election in the US has been scheduled for November 3, 2020.
Reacting to the endorsement, Biden appreciated the former president, adding that if elected, his administration would build on the progress made during the Obama’s era.
“Barack — this endorsement means the world to Jill and me. We’re going to build on the progress we made together, and there’s no one I’d rather have standing by my side,” he tweeted.