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Obama admits: I didn't think Trump would win because I'm out of touch with the American people

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 24: U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement following the announcement of the grand jury's decision in the shooting death of unnamed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The grand jury has decided that officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the fatal shooting. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that he never imagined Donald Trump would become president because he is out of touch with American people — saying that as president, he lives in a "bubble."

That, of course, didn't stop Trump from becoming the president-elect.

Responding to a question on ABC "This Week" from host George Stephanopoulos, Obama said that he most definitely believes that presidents should have term limits, citing two reasons: because the job is incredibly demanding and because it forces a person to live in a "bubble."

"The bubble is the bubble," Obama said. "And, I think we’ve done a pretty good job staying in touch with the American people. But at a certain point you can’t help but lose some feel for what’s on the ground because you’re not on the ground."

Stephanopoulos followed up by asking if an example of Obama being out of touch was not realizing that Trump was connecting with the heartland of America and had a good shot at winning last year's presidential election.

"You didn’t think Donald Trump could win," he noted.

"Case in point," Obama shot back. "So that tells me there’s a utility in the democracy refreshing itself on an ongoing basis."

Watch the interview below:

(H/T: Mediaite)

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