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Obama backs Clinton, and tries to bring Sanders along

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>> The votes of young people.>> Bernie Sanders is still officially a candidate in the race for the Democratic nomination, even after a meeting between the Vermont senator and President Barack Obama at the White House Thursday. And after the President's new endorsement of presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton.>> I know how hard this job can be.
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That's why I know Hillary will be so good at it.>> The President presumably seeking a path for Sanders to bow out of the race and bring his legions of supporters behind Clinton. Though Bernie made it clear he wasn't ready to do it yet.>> I will of course, be competing in the DC primary which will be held next Tuesday.
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This is the last primary of the Democratic nominating process.>> Reuters political correspondent James Oliphant.>> What's crucial for Bernie Sanders now is to find a graceful exit. Something that stays true to the values that he espoused during the campaign, but also allows his supporters to move over to Clinton without feeling like they're betraying him.
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So the question is how does Sanders negotiate his way from position of being Clinton's opponent to her advocate? That's what we want to see play out over the next several weeks.