Obama Says He Wants To ‘Coach’ Young Democratic Leaders (VIDEO)

|
December 19, 2016 8:35 a.m.

After he leaves office, President Obama says he would like to help Democrats build a bench of young leaders and act as a “coach” for young politicians.

“What I am interested in is just developing a whole new generation of talent,” Obama told NPR in an interview published online Monday morning.

“There are such incredible young people who not only worked on my campaign, but I’ve seen in advocacy groups,” the President continued, adding that he would like to offer “whatever resources, credibility, spotlight that I can bring to help them rise up.”

He said that he would act as a “talent scout” as well as a “couch” for new leaders in the Democratic party.

Watch a clip from the interview via NPR:

Support The TPM Journalism Fund
  • Contributions allow us to hire more journalists
  • Contributions allow us to provide free memberships to those who cannot afford them
  • Contributions support independent, non-corporate journalism
Comments
advertisement
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer:
SPECIAL DEAL FOR PAST TPM MEMBERS
40% OFF AN ANNUAL PRIME MEMBERSHIP
REJOIN FOR JUST $30