President Obama Vouches For Hillary Clinton's 'Judgment And Commitment' In First Joint Campaign Appearance

Luke Norris

In his first appearance on the campaign trail for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama backed his former secretary of State at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, which will certainly be a key state come general election time this upcoming November.

Hillary Clinton, fresh off the news that she will indeed not be charged by the FBI for using a private email server during her tenure at the State Department, seemed to be in great spirits on Wednesday as she and President Obama displayed a sense of party unity that up until today hasn't been on public display. The Associated Press is reporting that Clinton and Obama flew to Charlotte together on Air Force One and rode to the rally together in Obama's armored limo, "The Beast," while looking at pictures of Hillary's newborn grandson, Aidan.

As onlookers chanted "HILLARY! HILLARY!", President Obama, once a foe of Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries, fondly remembered the battles he shared with the former First Lady eight years ago.

"We may have gone toe to toe, from coast to coast, but we stood shoulder to shoulder for the ideals that we share."

"She knew every fact, ever detail... Even when things didn't go her way, she just stands up stronger."

"She knew every fact, ever detail... Even when things didn't go her way, she just stands up stronger."

"He's made difficult, even unpopular, decisions for the good of our country."
"I was honored to stand with in the good times and the bad times, someone who has never forgotten where he came from. And, Donald, if you're out there tweeting, it's Hawaii."

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2016

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2016

"Anybody can tweet but nobody actually knows what it takes."

"I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton. I have had a front-row seat to her judgment and her commitment."

Following President Obama on the campaign trail will be Vice President Joe Biden, who'll join up with Hillary Clinton later this week in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

[AP Photo/Chuck Burton]