Barack Obama thinks Hillary Clinton lost because Democrats have a strong civil rights record, and that southern whites are too racist to accept it.
Here's what he said to his former senior advisor, David Axelrod:
…part of the challenge for Democrats and progressives generally is that we cannot compete in rural areas, in rural states, if we can't find some way to break through what is a complicated history in the south and start winning races there and winning back southern white voters without betraying out commitment to civil rights and diversity… then we can win elections.
Barack Obama might be right. There is a race reason why southern whites won't vote Democrat — but it has nothing to do with civil rights. Instead, it's probably because Obama and his party can't stop insulting southern white people. If anyone is racist — it's the Democrats, not the south.
Listen to him make the statement in the video below.