Presidential Election 2016
Barack Obama once said Hillary Clinton "will say anything to get elected." But now, he's endorsing her!
On Thursday the president endorsed Clinton, saying, "I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office." He also stated that Clinton has "the courage, the compassion, and the heart to get the job done."
But sifting through Obama's past statements reveals a much different sentiment toward the presumptive democratic nominee.
As the Daily Caller reported, when Obama was running for president in 2008, he slammed then-opponent Clinton for being "willing to say anything to get elected." He claimed she was making false attacks against him and said she was "what's wrong with politics."
Another contradiction? Obama said Clinton was "just like George W. Bush" at a 2007 rally in Iowa.
It's commonplace to see politicians lambast one another before fully supporting the enemy. Obama is following in the footsteps of former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, who once accused Ted Cruz of saying "whatever he needs to say to get elected." Not long after, Fiorina become Cruz's brief running mate.
Chris Christie famously called Donald Trump "thin-skinned" and disagreed with his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country. But the New Jersey governor then endorsed Trump.
What do you think of the President's flip-flopping? Let us know in the comments!