Published On:November 15, 2016, 11:14 am
In the first news conference post Donald Trump’s election victory last week, President Barack Obama urged Americans to give President-elect Trump a chance and some time in order to get accustomed to the bestowed duties of the presidency.
Obama also cautioned that a few of the president-elect Trump’s expectation will very soon be stirred up by the severity of the job.He further expressed hope that Trump would “send some signals of unity” to people around the country, and particularly to the women and minorities who are frightened post Trump’s extreme promises.
Obama said that he was quite convinced after meeting Trump, that his descendant and prolonged political antagonist was “sincere” about taking up the responsibilities and being the president for all Americans.
Obama stated that, "I don't think he is ideological, I think ultimately he is pragmatic in that way and that can serve him well as long as he has got good people around him and he has a good sense of direction."
Additionally, the people of America became more apprehensive on Sunday, when Trump declared that Stephen Bannon, would become his chief strategist and senior counsel.When asked about Bannon’s appointment, Obama said, "It would not be appropriate for me to comment on every appointment that the president-elect starts making. The people have spoken.”
Obama told Trump that his election victory patter into his eagerness of his voters was indeed very remarkable. He further added, "I think he is coming to this office with fewer set hard and fast policy prescriptions than a lot of other presidents might be arriving with. Do I have concerns? Absolutely, of course I've got concerns. He and I differ on a whole bunch of issues."
Obama avoided to comment on the Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon as White House policy advisor. He said, it would be inappropriate for him to nose in on all of the president-elect’s appointments as that might affect the desire to render a smooth transition.
"I think it is important for us to let him make his decisions. The American people will judge over the course of the next couple of years whether they like what they see," Obama said. Further adding, "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 constantly emphasized about Trump’s disposition, which he has actively criticized at the time of campaign.While focussing on the impact that a comment from a US president, he stated that, "There are going to be certain elements of his temperament that will not serve him well unless he recognizes them and corrects them."
He concluded by saying, "Do I have concerns?" he said. "Absolutely." But he added that he believed the former reality television star and real estate magnate would be "pragmatic" moving forward.
"Campaigning is different from governing," Obama said. "I think he recognizes that. I think he's sincere in wanting to be a successful president."
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