Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton approved Joe Biden's offer at the White House on Tuesday, saying he was the type of "leader" the United States needed during the current coronavirus crisis.
"I want to add my vote to the many who have confirmed you as our president," said Clinton during a live video conference with the former vice president.
"I wish you were president now," said the former first lady and foreign minister, who lost to Donald Trump in 2016.
"Joe Biden has been preparing for this moment all his life," said Clinton. "I was privileged to work with him.
"This is when we need a leader, a president like Joe Biden," she said.
"Think what it would mean if we had a real president, not just someone who plays you on TV," added Trump, Biden's expected opponent in November.
"Just think what difference it would make now if we had a president who not only listened to science with facts about fiction, but brought us together," said Clinton.
Biden is the alleged democratic candidate who will face Trump in November, although he won't be officially nominated until after the party convention postponed to August because of the virus outbreak.
The former vice president has already been approved by Barack Obama, whom he served, and one-time rivals for the Democratic nomination of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, among others.
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