Hillary Clinton Endorses Joe Biden for President During Town Hall on Women's Issues

Hillary Clinton endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign Tuesday during a virtual town hall, touting his ability to do something she unsuccessfully tried to do in 2016 - defeating Donald Trump.

The former 2016 Democratic Party candidate, who won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College four years ago, offered her official endorsement to take on the president's 2020 re-election campaign in November. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who last month suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden's party nomination, did the same for Clinton during their 2016 primary battle.

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On Tuesday, Clinton reiterated how the impact of another Trump term in the White House would be devastating for the economy, women and a range of other issues as she endorsed Biden for president. She discussed how the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have "hit some much harder than others," citing that 80 percent of all health care workers in America are women and that one-in-three jobs held by women across the country have been classified as "essential."

"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," Clinton told Biden during a virtual town hall event Tuesday afternoon highlighting the "Impact of COVID-19 on women."

Biden graciously accepted the official endorsement from Clinton, who he described as "my friend" and "the woman who should be president of the United State right now."

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Clinton had offered a "hint" earlier in the day about the endorsement, which won't come as much surprise to members of either party. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Biden this week, as well.

The Trump campaign offered a response to Clinton's endorsement of Biden Tuesday afternoon: "There is no greater concentration of Democrat establishment than Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton together. Both of them carry the baggage of decades in the Washington swamp and both of them schemed to keep the Democrat nomination from Bernie Sanders. President Trump beat her once and now he'll beat her chosen candidate," Brad Parscale, the campaign manager for the president's 2020 re-election campaign, wrote in a statement posted on their official website.

This story will be updated with more information.

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Hillary Clinton endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign Tuesday during a virtual town hall, touting his ability to do something she unsuccessfully tried to do in 2016 - defeating Donald Trump. Screenshot: Joe Biden | Twitter
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