Answering questions at what is likely his final overseas press conference, President Obama said he's not worried about being the last Democratic president — "not even for a while." 

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Obama made the remarks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on Sunday. 

The president was asked for his take on the Democratic Party, following losses across the board on Election Day. Over the summer, former President George W. Bush told a group of aides he feared he'd be the last Republican president. 

In response, Obama said, "I'm not worried about being the last Democratic president — not even for a while."

"The Democratic nominee won the popular vote," he added of his former secretary of State, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Papadopoulos was in regular contact with Stephen Miller, helped edit Trump speech: report Bannon jokes Clinton got her ‘ass kicked’ in 2016 election MORE.

But he said the party has "some thinking to do" about its message and strategy going forward. 

Asked about how Democrats in Congress might interact with President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems win from coast to coast Falwell after Gillespie loss: 'DC should annex' Northern Virginia Dems see gains in Virginia's House of Delegates MORE once he takes office, Obama said he hoped they'd work together when possible.

"I certainly don’t want them to do what Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell expects Paul to return to Senate next week Former Hill staff calls for mandatory harassment training Gaming the odds of any GOP tax bill getting signed into law MORE did when I was elected," he said. 

In 2010, the Senate Republican leader said of his conference, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

He also came close to endorsing Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is being challenged for her leadership position in the House. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) jumped from relative obscurity into the spotlight this week when he launched a challenge to unseat Pelosi. 
 
"I think Nancy Pelosi is an outstanding and historic political leader," Obama said.