President Obama Praises Bernie Sanders but Passes on Whether He'd Make 'Great' POTUS
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos spoke with President Obama.
By BENJAMIN BELL
November 15, 2015, 10:03 AM
• 3 min read
-- President Obama offered praise for Sen. Bernie Sanders, but declined to say whether he thought the independent Vermont senator would be a “great” president, a compliment he had previously bestowed upon Hillary Clinton.
“I think Bernie is capturing a sense among the American people that they want to know the government's on their side, that it's not bought and paid for, that our focus has to be on hard working, middle class Americans, not getting a raw deal. And I think that is incredibly important,” Obama said when asked directly by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos during an exclusive interview Thursday at the White House.