- US President Barack Obama does not exclude himself in public discussions still will again mix after his departure. Still, he wants his successor Donald Trump also give the room the United States to lead in their own way.
Obama said at a news conference in Peru that he would consider mingle after his departure as president in January in discussions pertaining to American 'values and ideals. '' If I think it is necessary to defend those ideals, I see it well when the time comes, 'he said.
If Obama is after January indeed pronounce on the plans of Trump, he breaks with a political tradition. Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush abstained after their departure from criticism of their successors.
The outgoing president has short-term other plans. Obama wants to finish his work and then go on vacation. 'A rest, spend time with my girls and a little write and reflect. '