The Associated Press reports:
Hillary Clinton, the first woman to become a major party’s presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Tuesday, continuing Democrats’ efforts to coalesce around the former vice president as he takes on President Donald Trump.
Clinton made her announcement during a Biden campaign town hall to discuss the coronavirus and its effect on women. Without mentioning Trump by name, Clinton assailed the Republican president’s handling of the pandemic and hailed Biden’s experience and temperament in comparison.
“Just think of what a difference it would make right now if we had a president who not only listened to the science … but brought us together,” said Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential race to Trump. “Think of what it would mean if we had a real president,” Clinton continued, rather than a man who “plays one on TV.”
Not gonna lie: as I watch Hillary Clinton endorse Joe Biden, it’s really tough. Not because I doubt Biden’s leadership but my heart breaks over what might have been. Hillary Clinton would have been one of our greatest presidents, and the popular vote agreed in 2016.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) April 28, 2020
Hillary Clinton tells Joe Biden during virtual town hall: “I am thrilled to be part of your campaign — to not only endorse you, but to help highlight a lot of the issues that are at stake in this presidential election” https://t.co/Nj065CIsxp pic.twitter.com/c7C3OEbIvr
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 28, 2020
Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are a match made in heaven.
They are both creatures of the swamp whose foreign policy records are one failure after the next.
They couldn’t stop @realDonaldTrump in 2016, and they won’t in 2020 either.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 28, 2020
Hillary Clinton: “I’ve not only been a colleague of Joe Biden’s, I’ve been a friend. And I can tell you that I wish he were president right now, but I can’t wait until he is if all of us do our part.” Via ABC pic.twitter.com/GZJO9j3yl3
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 28, 2020