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Obama: A Democrat Will Be Next US President

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U.S. President Barack Obama walks to Marine One as he departs from the White House in Washington, Jan. 28, 2016. Obama traveled to Baltimore to speak to the House Democratic Issues Conference.

U.S. President Barack Obama walks to Marine One as he departs from the White House in Washington, Jan. 28, 2016. Obama traveled to Baltimore to speak to the House Democratic Issues Conference.

U.S. President Barack Obama has told fellow party members he is certain a Democrat will be the next president of the United States.

Speaking Thursday in Baltimore, just north of Washington, the president said, "Democrats will win in November and we will have a Democratic president succeeding me -- just in case there's any confusion about that."

Obama said he was confident of his prediction because Democrats "focus on the things that matter in the lives of American people."

The U.S. leader was addressing Democratic Party lawmakers at their annual retreat.

Obama, in a jab against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said at the gathering, "We're not going to strengthen our leadership around the world by allowing politicians to insult Muslims or pit groups of Americans against each other."

Republican front-runner Trump has called for a moratorium on allowing Muslims into the United States and has also caused a rupture in the Republican Party.

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