Obama, Politics, Trump, US

Obama advises Trump: US presidency is not a family business

President Obama spent some time with President-Elect Trump leading up to his inauguration day, which will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Obama expressed a good relationship between Trump and himself, saying that their conversations have been “cordial” and that Trump has been open to his suggestions.

One thing Obama emphasized was the difference between governing and campaigning. “The main thing that I’ve tried to transmit is that there’s a difference between governing and campaigning, so that what he has to appreciate is as soon as you walk into this office after you’ve been sworn in, you’re now in charge of the largest organization on Earth,” Obama said.

“You can’t manage it the way you would manage a family business,” Obama said. “You have to have a strong team around you. You have to respect for institutions and the process to make good decisions because you are inherently reliant on other folks.”

See the full story at ABC News.