Jesse Jackson endorses Clinton: 'You can trust her'
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson endorsed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE for president Saturday and said he trusts her to tackle important issues.

Jackson, who was a Democratic presidential candidate in 1984 and 1988, held a press conference in Chicago to make the announcement Saturday afternoon.

"We trust her to work on health care, to fight for the poor ... for the willingness to fight for civil rights," Jackson said.


The civil rights icon previously said his long history of working with both Clinton and rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE prevented him from endorsing until the party's nominee was named. 

Jackson endorsed then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaArtist behind golden Trump statue at CPAC says he made it in Mexico Obama opens up about singing 'Amazing Grace' after Charleston shooting: 'I've used up all my words' Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren MORE for president over Clinton in 2008. 

He and the former secretary of State worked together decades ago to fight poverty in Mississippi and again when she teamed up with Marian Wright Edelman to tackle children's healthcare issues. 

He also coordinated with Sanders on efforts to regulate Wall Street, and Sanders endorsed Jackson's presidential bids in the 1980s. 

Jackson now heads the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, a non-profit organization that pursues social justice, civil rights and political activism.