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Obama: ‘I Am Worried About the Republican Party’

In an interview set to air on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” on Thursday, Presidetnt Barack Obama discussed the current state of the Republican Party and said he wasn’t “enjoying” what was going on in the GOP.

“The truth is I am actually worried about the Republican Party,” he said. “This country works when you have two parties that are serious and trying to solve problems. And they’ve got philosophical differences and they have fierce debates and they argue and they contest elections. But at the end of the day, what you want is a healthy two-party system … You want the Republican nominee to be somebody who could do the job if they win.”

“So I am actually not enjoying, and I haven’t been enjoying over the last seven years, watching some of the things that have happened in the Republican Party because there’s some good people in the Republican Party” he added. “But what’s happened in that party culminating in this current nomination, I think is not actually good for the country as a whole. It’s not something Democrats should wish for. And my hope is, is that maybe once you get through this cycle, there’s some corrective action and they get back to being a center-right party.”

(h/t RCP Video)

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