President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday night that he is not a very partisan president, speaking at an event for the Democratic National Committee.

“I will say, for all the Democrats around here,” the president said, “I’m not overly partisan.”

“I’m not overly partisan.”
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“The truth is, my favorite President is the first Republican president — he’s a guy named Abraham Lincoln,” Obama continued. “If you look at historically — Dwight Eisenhower built the Interstate Highway System. And Richard Nixon founded the EPA. And historically, we have had bipartisan cooperation on big issues.”

A vehicle that carried President Barack Obama is parked outside of a residence where the president is attending a fundraising event in Seattle, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the start of a three-day West Coast trip that is planned to include at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

“The problem is not the Republican Party per se, the problem is this particular group right now — that have kind of gone off the rails,” he concluded to laughter.

This isn’t the first time Obama has made such a claim. Earlier this month, he said at a rally in Texas that he’s “not really that partisan of a guy.”

At the DNC event, the president also made what appeared to be an off-hand remark about the media.

On the news, he said, in jest, that he doesn’t watch because “whatever they’re reporting on, I usually know.”

Following his remarks at Tuesday’s DNC fundraiser, Obama headed to another money-making event for the Senate Majority PAC. It was reported that the price tag for that particular event was $25,000 per person.

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