The Hill reports:
President Obama said in an interview broadcast Monday that he wants to build up the Democratic Party by helping to develop a “whole new generation of talent” after he leaves the White House. “There are such incredible young people who not only worked on my campaign, but I’ve seen in advocacy groups,” the president told NPR.
Obama said he’s seen young people speak out on issues such as climate change, criminal justice reform and a livable wage, adding that he wants to make sure he uses “whatever resources, credibility, spotlight that I can bring to help them rise up.” That’s something both he and first lady Michelle Obama can do well, he added.
“That’s part of what makes me optimistic about our future because I know those young people are out there ready to lead,” he said, “and when they start moving into more and more positions of authority, then I think the issues that I care most deeply about are going to be well served.”