Obama Hints That He'll Be Back - If Trump Goes Too Far

Casey Mills
Ноября 27, 2016

US President Barack Obama has said he may speak out after leaving office if he feels his successor Donald Trump is threatening core American values.

However, Obama said he would speak out if core United States "values and ideals" were threatened by the Trump Presidency.

President-elect Trump could roll back Obama's environmental legacyIn about two months, the US government will officially complete its transition from one president to the next.

In his final press conference overseas, Mr Obama counselled patience as he was quizzed over what a Trump presidency will mean to the US's relationships with key worldwide allies.

There is little doubt that America is very divided after terribly bitter campaigns that culminated in Republican Donald Trump being elected to replace the outgoing President Barack Obama as the 45th commander-in-chief of the most powerful nation in the world.

"We're not going to be able to solve every problem... but if we're not on the side of what's right, if we're not making the argument and fighting for it even if sometimes we're not able to deliver it 100% everywhere, then it collapses", President Obama told reporters.

He praised former president George W Bush, saying he "could not have been more gracious to me when I came in", and said he wanted to give Mr Trump the same chance to pursue his agenda "without somebody popping off" at every turn.

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While Trump was a frequent subject in his meetings, he said he and Russian president Vladimir Putin did not talk much about the election when they met briefly on the sidelines of the gathering.

Obama, a Democrat, met with Trump at the Oval Office on November 10, two days after the presidential election.

Obama said if the USA has elections that are not focused on the issues but are driven by fake news, false information, and distractions, he is more concerned about what Americans are doing to themselves from the inside than what is done from the outside. The president took the opportunity to praise the prosperity built in America and the rest of the world through trade agreements, and he also offered advice to Trump and members of Congress.

Obama said he spent the last five years "wrestling" over how the USA should get involved in Syria.

"No. I was not looking around", he said, adding that he was poring through one of the Apec reading materials when Obama walked in.

Obama has called for Democratic party loyalists from all over the country to become active but avoid "micro-targeting," according to Politico. It was a key message as he prepares to hand over to President-elect Donald Trump - who has spooked some in the global community with his volatile style and isolationist rhetoric.

Obama's meeting with the leaders of Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Spain was likely his last in such a setting before he leaves office.

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