Donald Trump will be the next President Obama says.
While most Americans are jet to face the reality of a Trump presidency. President Obama is now telling the rest of Americans especially the Anti-Trump americans to “reconcile themselves” to the Trump presidency, while maintaining that he was optimistic about the future of the country and his party the democratic party.
He made this known while fielding questions from reporters for the first time since his choice for the presidency lost to her rival in the highly contested November 8 elections. His successor has during his campaign seen by some as controversial has promised to dismantle some of the legacies of the outgoing president.
President Obama pledged to give the President-elect the space he needs to put together a new government. He however declined to comment on the appointment of alt-right firebrand Stephen Bannon as chief of staff to the new president, the appointment has been causing furore across the nation while the president also tried to steer clear of his pre-election argument that Trump was unfit for the presidency.
According to him “Look, the people have spoken. Donald Trump will be the next president, the 45th president of the United States. And it will be up to him to set up a team that he thinks will serve him well and reflect his policies. And those who didn’t vote for him have to recognize that that’s how democracy works. That’s how this system operates,” he said. “Whenever you have got an incoming president of the other side, particularly after a bitter election like this, it takes a while for people to reconcile themselves with that new reality. Hopefully, it’s a reminder that elections matter and voting counts.”
He did not end his interaction with the press without offering Donald Trump some presidential advice on staffing, reaching out to women and minorities, as well as his temperament, something he had always been critical of during his campaign for Hillary Clinton. According to Obama an offhand remark from the president can move markets and impact national security.
“There are going to be certain aspects of his temperament that will not serve him well unless he recognizes them and corrects them,” Obama said.
The news conference gave the president the opportunity to get domestic politics out of the way while he undergoes a foreign trip to three countries: Greece, Germany and Peru expected to be the last of his presidency.
The President who is now in Germany will also give Obama a chance to reassure allies that bipartisan commitments are more enduring than any one administration. He’s scheduled to have three news conferences during the trip, one on each leg
At the Monday news conference the outgoing president addressed the press on matters bordering on the following: The future of the Affordable Care Act a signature move of his presidency, His Oval Office meeting with the president-elect Donald Trump, The future of the Democratic party following their dismal defeat at the elections, The closing of Guantanamo Bay prison and his legacy when he leaves office on the 20th of january 2017.