The 44th and current president of the United States of America, Barack Obama made the statement at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Santa Monica, California on Thursday evening.
He said, “I recognize that there is a deep obsession right now about Mr. Trump. And one of you pulled me aside and squeezed me hard and said, ‘Tell me that Mr. Trump is not succeeding you.’ And I said, ‘Mr. Trump is not succeeding me.’”
He thanked Donald Trump and his main Republican rival Ted Cruz for their honesty, crediting them for exposing “some of the nonsense that we’ve been dealing with in Congress on a daily basis.”