Will President Obama Rally Behind Hillary Clinton?

The White House pushes back against reports that Obama said it's now time to unite behind the former secretary of state.
1:55 | 03/17/16

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To the democratic side tonight and tool report today in the New York Times that President Obama met with donors. And suggested it might be time for Bernie Sanders campaign to wind down and for the party to unite behind Hillary Clinton. But today the White House had not so fast clarified what the president did say. ABC Cecilia they on the campaign tonight. Tonight is a possible turning point coming in the race. The New York Times reporting President Obama told a group of democratic donors it will soon be time for Bernie Sanders is campaign to end. And for Democrats to unite behind Hillary Clinton today the White House denying the president was endorsing Clinton but adding he didn't say this. Our success. In November. Electing. A democratic president. Will depend on the commitment and ability of the Democratic Party to come together behind our nominee. If that's Hillary Clinton it will be full circle for two of people who once battled. Shatter that highest hardest glass ceiling this time thanks to you. It's got about eighteen million cracks in its. And I. But then that meeting at the White House. Clinton joining his team. That moment in this situation room and now Clinton on the trail campaigning on their close ties. Helping herself by helping his legacy to I think he doesn't get the credit he deserves for having fought for a recovery. That is taking hold. And this in leaving a witness tonight it would seem the president has been very careful so far not endorsing either one of these candidates but he has offered praise before for his onetime rival. Well he has he's called her one of his most trusted advisors and your right he seems to be choosing his words are very carefully right now by David this seems to be about as close to an endorsement. You can possibly experts say leaving you with us tonight to silly thing.

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