The Telegraph reports:
A good analysis.
Mr Obama said that the Democrats are not at risk of “Corbynisation” and that even the party’s more left-wing figures like Bernie Sanders are more moderate than Jeremy Corbyn.
I think almost everyone in political life is more moderate than Corbyn.
In an interview with David Axelrod, who advised the former Labour leader Ed Miliband, Mr Obama was asked if he feared that the democrats could fall apart like Labour.
He replied: “I don’t worry about that, partly because I think the Democratic Party has stayed pretty grounded in fact and reality.”
Mr Axelrod asked if Mr Obama was concerned about the “Corbynisation” of the Democratic party, after Labour “disintegrated in the face of their defeat”.
Mr Obama said that even Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator who finished runner-up to Hillary Clinton in the primaries, was “pretty centrist” compared to Mr Corbyn.
I guess Chavez is more left than Corbyn, but could be close.