Former Vermont Democratic Gov. Howard Dean praised President Barack Obama Tuesday for taking “the high road” throughout his presidency in an effort to “bring the country together.”
Guest anchor Ayman Mohyeldin played a clip of Obama’s remarks at Pearl Harbor Tuesday, in which he said the nation should resist efforts to “demonize those who are different.”
Mohyeldin then asked Dean if the president’s message was for Trump.
Dean answered affirmatively, but added, “I don’t think it’s personal.”
“I think, you know — Obama’s taken the high road for eight years, and his hope was to bring the country together,” Dean said.
Dean, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee who also sought his party’s nomination for president, said he once told the president that Republicans had “no interest” in bringing the country together.
“He didn’t believe me,” Dean said. “I think he probably does now.”
Dean said that Obama wants to remind people on his “way out” that “we actually have to get along”: