Obama suggests voters should have cared more about Russian meddling

“What is it about the state of our democracy where the leaks of what were frankly not very interesting emails, that didn’t have any explosive information in them, ended up being an obsession?” he asked in an interview on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah.

“And the fact that the Russians were doing this was not an obsession?”

Obama referenced a time during the presidential race when President-elect Donald Trump called for the Russians to hack former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s emails so the country could “finally find out what’s going on and confirm our conspiracy theories.”

“The real question that, I think, we all have to reflect on is what’s happened to our political system,” Obama said, “where some emails that were hacked and released ended up being the overwhelming story and the constant source of coverage, breathless coverage that was depicted as somehow damning in all sorts of ways — when the truth of the matter was it was fairly routine stuff.”