Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Foreign News - USA - Obama Does The Unthinkable Calls For America To Do This, Nation Shocked

American President Barack Obama

Yesterday, President Barack Obama shocked the nation when he encouraged Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump a chance to get adjusted to the responsibilities of the presidency.

In his first news conference since last week’s election results, Obama warned Trump supporters that some of Trump’s expectations are likely to be shaken by the reality of his new job.

Obama said that, after meeting Trump, he was certain he was “sincere” about being president for all Americans. He also urged the president-elect to reach out to the groups who felt anxious about his campaign rhetoric—and particularly his comments about women and minorities.

I don’t think he is ideological, I think ultimately he is pragmatic in that way,” Obama said. “And that can serve him well as long as he has got good people around him and has a good sense of direction.”
Obama also gave a bit of insight into his first meeting with Trump, saying he told the legendary businessman his ability to tap into the enthusiasm of voters was respectable.
I think he is coming to this office with fewer set hard and fast policy prescriptions than a lot of other presidents may be arriving with,” Obama added. “Do I have concerns? Absolutely, of course, I’ve got concerns. He and I differ on a whole bunch of issues.”
Obama did not comment on Trump’s recent appointment of Stephen Bannon as his White House policy adviser. Bannon has been a leading member of the nationalist movement; a choice that has liberals outraged.
The American people will judge over the course of the next couple of years whether they like what they see,” Obama argued. “This office has a way of waking you up. Those aspects of his positions or his predispositions that don’t match up with reality, he will find shaken up pretty quick because reality has a way of asserting itself.”
Obama also argued that there are “certain elements of [Trump’s] temperament that will not serve him well.”
Perhaps one of the most interesting topics of conversations in the first meeting between Obama and Trump was foreign policy. Obama commented that Trump “expressed a great interest in maintaining our core strategic relationships.” Obama promised to convey this message to NATO leaders this week.
These comments from Obama are surprisingly diplomatic, given that he hoped to transition his role to Hillary Clinton—who promised to continue to push his agenda. Trump, on the other hand, has promised to quickly undo the destructive policies Obama has put in place.
What do you think of Obama’s comments? Is this a surprising move for him?

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