President Obama Dismisses Comparisons to Bernie Sanders in 2016 Race

President Obama Dismisses Comparisons to Bernie Sanders in 2016 RacePresident Obama isn’t making an endorsement in the Democratic primary, but in a podcast interview posted this morning, he offered his most extensive thoughts so far on the 2016 contest to replace him. Obama heaped praise on both Sen. Bernie Sanders and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, though he spends a considerable amount more time on the latter of the two. Notably, Obama dismisses the idea when asked by Politico’s Glenn Thrush if Sanders’ surge in popularity is comparable to then-Sen. Obama’s rise in 2008.

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