President Obama Urges Country to Get Behind President-Elect Trump

The co-hosts discuss Obama's message of unity in his first press conference since the election.
3:08 | 11/15/16

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But you know what is still freaking folks out. Donald Trump yeah as president so President Obama. Since the Mike yesterday to give America. I'm reality check really take a look. The people sport. Donald Trump will be the next president. Reported to have frozen the United States. And it will be up to him to sort of routine. He thinks will serve him well and reflect. His policies. And those who didn't vote for have to recognize that that's how democracy works that so. This system operates. Saddle. But half and I think it's coming from a from a president who face a lot of resistance you know when he got elected a lot of people didn't like that they took issues with it it took issues with him before they got even got a chance doing things. I think he's saying you know he's trying to create com. And that's what a president needs to do it a time like this happening he could easily stir the pot I'm sure Donald Trump wasn't. Obviously wasn't his pick for the jobless for they have a lot of different as he could make it harder. But he's trying to say elections have consequences if you don't like it or you don't like what this guy does gaffes like you get to change it in four years it's gonna be okay but for now. This is a guy who want and one club that was interesting to me he said. I don't think he is speaking about Donald Trump he said I don't think he is ideological I think ultimately he is pragmatic and that way. And that's what I've been hoping for too when Ivins April long time I don't think this is a far right ideologue I just got elected. I think it's someone who ultimately. Wants to have a good presidency and cares a lot about his own reputation and in order to do that well you have to you have to sit with people who disagree with and make something. Apple some people say that one of the reasons Donald Trump went to battle Bertha thing it went against Obama nasty things he said. Was because the correspondents dinner. At the correspondents dinner a couple years ago Obama really nailed him with jokes and he was humiliated. So he has very thin skin. I don't mom blamed it on everybody else yes well. Obama moment people say that that motivated him to go after Obama some more and to say. Too bad about you know so now Obama because he's Smart he's saying some sub. I don't want to trigger anything with this guy. Let me be nice and taught in Allen talked him through driving the playing every article doesn't how to fly a plane yet the guy and he's in the cockpit. But he's also president and he's a respect to rob a respectable honorable guy and that's what someone in this position dies. You know he wanted to get him a chance to sixteen SA so I think it's a tribute not only to the president. But to our system I don't know why aren't Obama has some thoughts about the step ability of this guy and throughout have to give him time we have we give do we have a choice. We don't know where we're going to end we can either make the best of that are we can keep writing and just. Really speeding on our hot.

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