Obama, who praised Hillary Clinton for securing Democratic Party’s nomination, said he did not endorse her outright ahead of a meeting on Thursday with rival candidate Bernie Sanders.
The president said his main role in the process was to remind the American people that presidency was a serious job.
Obama said during the interview that he had not spoken with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
He, however, said on a serious note that the situation among opposition Republicans “is not actually good for the country as a whole. It’s not something Democrats should wish for”.
Obama expressed the hope that the Republicans could correct itself in future elections and return to its role as a centre-right party.