Appearing with Peter Hamby, former President Obama said he thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should have gotten more time to speak at the DNC convention.
Obama said “one thing I will say about the Democratic Party, promoting young people is really important. We stick so long with the same old folks and don’t make room for new voices. The Democratic National Convention, I thought, was really successful considering the pandemic, but I think that the fact that AOC only got, what, three minutes or five minutes when, you know, she speaks to a broad section of young people who are interested in what she has to say even if they don’t agree with everything she says.”
He added “New blood’s always good, and I say that somebody who used to be the young shiny cool guy, but now is the gray-haired old grizzled vet.”