[Ed. – Translation: Nearly all of his socialist legacy has been erased, and he’s hoping to get one of the far-left radicals elected in the hopes of restoring it.]
A former senior adviser to President Barack Obama has said that the president is deeply concerned about the direction of the U.S., and that the two-term president plans to be involved in Democratic efforts to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
Valerie Jarrett, who worked for Obama from 2008 until 2017, told the BBC that her former boss is “very concerned about the direction our country is going.”
Obama spoke out against the Republican Party and Trump—who he described as “a symptom, not the cause” of radical right-wing politics—during last year’s midterm elections. Jarrett told interviewer Stephen Sackur “my expectation is that he would do the same in the general election.”
Jarrett also discussed the current field of Democratic candidates, who face their first on-stage debate next week. But despite her years working alongside former Vice President Joe Biden, Jarrett would not be drawn on which candidate will offer Democrats the best chance to retake the White House in 2020.