Jesse Jackson endorses Clinton: 'You can trust her'
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson endorsed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Democrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 Poll: Warren leads Biden in Maine by 12 points 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 SandersWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE prevented him from endorsing until the party's nominee was named. 

Jackson endorsed then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaIraq is not yet lost, but if we continue to ignore it, it soon will be Obama praises marathon runners Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei for 'remarkable examples of humanity's ability' Each of us has a role in preventing veteran suicide 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.