U.S. President Barack Obama says President-elect Donald Trump must set up a team that will help him pursue his agenda. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama refused to comment on Monday (November 14) on the first appointments of President-elect Donald Trump. Obama said he was committed to ensuring that the transition to the new administration be smooth, and any comments he might make would endanger that. He said Trump must choose the team that will help him advance his agenda. He acknowledged that many were unhappy with the results of the election, but said that underscores the importance of voting. Obama spoke to reporters at the White House as he prepared for his final foreign trip as U.S. head of state. His main task will be reassuring nervous U.S. allies that U.S. commitments will remain in place, despite the change of administration.