Outgoing US President Barack Obama has claimed he would have won the elections if he was able to contend again.
“I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama said in an interview posted on the podcast “The Axe Files” on Monday, produced by CNN and the University of Chicago.
“I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one,” he added.
“Losing’s never fun,” Obama said, speaking philosophically.
“I’m proud that I have tried to conduct myself in office to do what I think is right rather than what is popular, I always tell people don’t underestimate the public humiliation of losing in politics,” he added.
“It’s unlike what most people experience as adults, this sense of rejection,” he stated.