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Obama calls Kennedy greatest senator of our time

Obama calls Kennedy greatest senator of our time

President Barack Obama says the U.S. has lost "the greatest United States senator of our time" with the death Tuesday of Ted Kennedy.
Obama called Kennedy "a great leader" and praised his work to advance the civil rights, health and economic well-being of all Americans.
He also thanked Kennedy for "his wise counsel in the Senate," as well as his support in last year's presidential race. Kennedy's endorsement in the 2008 Democratic primary was seen as a huge boost to Obama's campaign.
Obama added that as president he benefited from Kennedy's "encouragement and wisdom," even as the senator battled brain cancer.


Updated : 2021-07-23 22:59 GMT+08:00