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White House: Obama Still Neutral in Democratic Primary Battle

The New York Times reported that President Barack Obama privately told Democratic donors the party should begin to coalesce behind Hillary Clinton

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    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Thursday pushed back on a New York Times report that said President Barack Obama privately told Democratic donors the party should begin to coalesce behind Hillary Clinton, NBC News reported.

    Earnest told reporters that Obama "did not indicate or specify a preference in the race."

    The newspaper reported Thursday that Obama told donors Bernie Sanders' campaign is nearing its end and Democrats should begin preparing for Clinton's general election run.