President Obama took a thinly veiled shot at Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential aspirations on Sunday, saying American voters want that "new car smell" and "something that doesn’t have as much mileage as me."
"I think the American people, you know, they're going to want — you know, that new car smell," Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. "You know, their own — they want to drive something off the lot that doesn't have as much mileage as me."
When asked about Clinton’s potential 2016 run, Obama said he was prepared for Clinton to attempt to distance herself from his administration.
"She's not going to agree with me on everything," Obama said. "And, you know, one of the benefits of running for president is you can stake out your own positions."
Most importantly, however, Obama seemed to prioritize ensuring that the next president is a Democrat, even though all other potential 2016 Democratic frontrunners are even older than Clinton.
"I am very interested in making sure that I've got a Democratic successor," Obama said. "So I'm going do everything I can, obviously, to make sure that whoever the nominee is is successful."