Watch Obama Pour Cold Water on ‘Defund the Police’ Slogan: ‘You Lose a Big Audience the Minute You Say It’

Former President Barack Obama became the latest prominent Democrat to pour cold water on the “Defund the Police” slogan when he told an interviewer that the “snappy” mantra immediately loses large chunks of the electorate, and is an obstacle to the reforms it aims to enact.

The former two-term president appeared on Peter Hamby’s Good Luck America show on Snapchat, in an interview that aired Wednesday morning. During that interview, Hamby asked President Obama about the slogan that Democrats like House Majority Whip James Clyburn have identified as a reason for the party’s poor showing in congressional races.

“When you were a community organizer, a lot of the folks in the community you were dealing
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