Clinton to Biden: I wish you were U.S. President now

Clinton and Biden
Clinton and Biden

By Our Reporter

Former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Tuesday.

But the endorsement came with a jab at incumbent Donald Trump.

“I want to add my voice to the many who have endorsed you to be our president,” Clinton said during a live video conference with the former vice president.

“I wish you were president right now,” the former First Lady and Secretary of State said.

“Think of what it would mean if we had a real president not just somebody who plays one on TV,” she added.

It was a well-aimed jab at fumbling President Donald Trump, Mr. Biden’s expected opponent in November.

Biden called Clinton a “friend” and thanked her for the “wonderful personal endorsement.”

Earlier House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also endorsed Biden, calling him a “voice of reason and resilience” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden already has the formal support of former President Barack Obama, progressive leaders Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and the party’s two previous presidential nominees John Kerry and Al Gore.