Answering questions at what is likely his final overseas press conference, President Obama said he's not worried about being the last Democratic president — "not even for a while."
The president was asked for his take on the Democratic Party, following losses across the board on Election Day. Over the summer, former President George W. Bush told a group of aides he feared he'd be the last Republican president.
In response, Obama said, "I'm not worried about being the last Democratic president — not even for a while."
"The Democratic nominee won the popular vote," he added of his former secretary of State, Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton defends April Ryan, Rep. Maxine Waters in speech Lobbying world Trump puts foreign investors first by supporting the Republican tax plan MORE.
But he said the party has "some thinking to do" about its message and strategy going forward.
Asked about how Democrats in Congress might interact with President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpManafort-linked accounts on Cyprus probed: report Republican failure Trump's environmental order jeopardizes our national security MORE once he takes office, Obama said he hoped they'd work together when possible.
"I certainly don’t want them to do what Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSenate braces for fallout over Supreme Court fight Republicans seek to lower odds of a shutdown GOP torn over what to do next MORE did when I was elected," he said.
In 2010, the Senate Republican leader said of his conference, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."