"The president was generous with his time and advice, and he was excited to talk about the future."
President Barack Obama has been having secret meetings to advise potential Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election, according to a Politico report published Monday.
The meetings have been with the likes of Sen.
“The president was generous with his time and advice, and he was excited to talk about the future,” a person familiar with one of the meetings told Politico.
While public figures and celebrities, like Robert De Niro, have been quick to criticize Trump, Obama has been reluctant to openly lead the Democrats since leaving office in 2016.
He has been publicly critical of the president and his agenda only a handful of times.
In a Facebook post last year, Obama publicly challenged Trump's decision to end the
According to the Politico report, Obama wants to help shape the future of the Democratic party without getting directly involved.