Former President Obama said political candidates lose support when using “snappy” slogans like “defund the police,” in an interview scheduled to be released Wednesday.
"The key is deciding, do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with?"
The former president’s comments align with other top Democrats who have considered the phrase to be damaging to the Democratic Party.
Obama participated in the three-part Snapchat interview as part of his press tour for the first volume of his memoir “A Promised Land.”
“I think men generally are more susceptible to public figures who act tough, try to project a stereotypical macho style,” he said.
"One thing I will say about the Democratic Party is that promoting young people is really important," he said, according to Axios.
"And I think that there have been times where we stick so long with the same old folks and don't make room for new voices,” he added. »