Obama has reportedly ‘gone to bat’ for Elizabeth Warren to reluctant wealthy donors

Former President Obama has reportedly been vouching for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to wealthy donors in an attempt to “rally the troops.”

Obama, The Hill reports, has in recent months “gone to bat” for the Democratic presidential candidate to “donors reluctant to support her given her knocks on Wall Street and the wealthy,” describing her behind the scenes as a capable contender and encouraging them to support her if she’s the nominee.

“He obviously thinks she’s very smart,” a Democratic donor said. “He thinks her policy ideas matter. And I think he sees her running the campaign with the most depth.”