In his last foreign address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima on Sunday night, President Barack Obama warned Republicans that they aren’t as popular as they might think – reminding them that Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.
The scandal-free president also told Republicans that he won’t be the last Democrat to be elected to the highest office.
“I’m not worried about being the last Democratic president, not even for a while,” Obama said. “And I’m not saying that trying to be cute. The Democratic nominee won the popular vote,” he added.
Obama said he knows “the majorities of Americans agree with many Democratic positions, mentioning a minimum wage increase, common sense gun policies, and affordable health care.”
The outgoing president, who has been reluctant to criticize the President-elect, told Republicans that when the time comes where he must speak up against Trump, he will.
Obama also had some words for the Democratic party:
“My advice for Democrats is to know what you care about, know what you stand for and fight for your principles, even if it’s a hard fight”
He went on to say that “Democrats have to talk to the American people as a whole, and not focus as much on ‘micro-targeting particular, discreet groups.”
“That approach is not going to win you the broad mandate that you need,” he said.