US President Barack Obama vows not to remain silent if the country’s future president, Donald Trump, decides to violate certain “values or ideals.”
Concluding his final foreign trip as the US president at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Lima, Peru, the lame duck commander-in-chief made the comments on Sunday as President-elect Trump was preparing to take over the White House
“As an American citizen who cares deeply about our country, if there are issues that have less to do with the specifics of some legislative proposal or battle or go to core questions about our values and ideals, and if I think that it’s necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals, I’ll examine it when it comes,” he told reporters.
Obama, who ha previously called for a smooth transition of power in Washington, further extolled former President George W. Bush, saying he “could not have been more gracious to me when I came in.”
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