Barack Obama's New Job Is Educating Trump About Presidency

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The president also said "I did say to him, as I've said publicly, that because of the nature of the campaigns and the bitterness and ferocity of the campaigns that it's really important to try to send some signals of unity and to reach out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned about the tenor of the campaign" the billionaire ran before winning the election last Tuesday. The president reminded Trump about problems if the new government fails to deliver an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. Trump's position seemed to change on the topic in recent days.

"That will continue. In my conversation with the president-elect he expressed a great interest in maintaining our core strategic relationships and so, one of the messages I will be able to deliver is his commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the transatlantic alliance".

Domestically, Obama admitted last week's major losses for the Democratic Party across the country were a political blow but encouraged his party "not to waver on our core beliefs and principles". "And hopefully then you correct for it", the president said.

President Barack Obama, in his first comments on the November 8, election following the selection of Donald Trump as president, told those marching in protest and others upset over the nation's choice president for something he has been saying throughout his eight-year term.

Trump has previously stated he would dismantle some of the president's top initiatives once elected. "Suddenly you're in charge and you're going to repeal it, well, what happens to those 20 million people that have health insurance?"

He refused to comment about Mr Trump's first senior appointments, including naming Stephen Bannon as the chief strategist of his administration.

" It continues to be my strong belief, " Obama said, " that the way we are going to make sure that everybody feels a part of this global economy is not by shutting ourselves off from each other, even if we could, but rather by working together more effectively than we have in the past".

"The people have spoken: Donald Trump will be the next president", Obama said.

For past about one year United States President tried convincing the nation the Republican candidate was not fit to hold the Oval Office, but now, after Donald Trump has emerged as victor, he has launched a persuasion campaign for Donald Trump for smooth transfering of power.

"And that can serve him well as long as he's got good people around him and he has a clear sense of direction", he added.

Rasmussen also found that while more than half of the likely voters in the survey - 58 percent - believe that it's important for Democrats to work with a President Trump, almost two-thirds - 64 percent - think the party needs to stand up for what it believes.

The president is heading off on a three-nation valedictory trip, which includes a stop in Germany, and a final meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, who he said, "has probably been my closest (international) partner".

Mr. Obama's overall message to the incoming president was that his administration has improved America over the past eight years, and that Mr. Trump shouldn't mess with success. The president spent the majority of the 2016 presidential election season calling out his now-successor, saying he was "temperamentally unfit" for the job.

Obama said Trump has assured him that he will continue to work toward achieving existing goals.

On his first day in Greece, Obama will meet with Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The trend had granted Trump firm support in the presidential race against Hillary and now it will greatly influence the foreign policy of his administration, making his allies more insecure and fretful.

Trump's criticism appears to already have an effect on European allies.

Facing concerns overseas, President Obama's final official trip will focus on reassuring allies. "And so, you know, I don't know how many times we have to relearn this lesson, because we ended up having 43 percent of the country not voting who were eligible to vote, but it makes a difference". And during a visit to Japan, Obama said world leaders were rightfully "rattled" by Trump.

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