The Note: Welcome to Confirmation Week



OBAMA SAYS HE AND TRUMP 'ARE SORT OF OPPOSITES.' President Obama said he thinks it's fair to say that he and President-elect Donald Trump "are sort of opposites in some ways," but he admitted there is one thing they have in common: confidence. "It's probably a prerequisite for the job, or at least you have to have enough craziness to think that you can do the job," President Obama said on “This Week.” ABC’s NICKI ROSSOLL has more.

OBAMA OPENS UP ABOUT SASHA AND MALIA’S TIME IN THE WHITE HOUSE. President Obama opened up about his daughters’ experience growing up in the White House, saying he and Michelle Obama had been concerned, "mostly about whether they'd develop an attitude." But the president, in an exclusive interview on "This Week," said, "All I can say is they have turned out to be terrific young women,” ABC’s MOLLY NAGLE notes.

BLACK COLLEGE BAND'S PLAN TO MARCH AT TRUMP INAUGURAL SPURS SOME OPPOSITION. Talladega College, a historically black college in Alabama, is sending its marching band to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural parade despite protests by some alumni and members of the public. Shirley Ferrill, a retired grandmother and graduate of Talladega's class of 1974, launched a petition on on Jan. 4 asking the college to withdraw its band from the inaugural parade on Friday, Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. By Sunday, it had drawn more than 2,600 signatures, ABC’s MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN reports.


@realDonaldTrump: Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a.....

@realDonaldTrump: Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him.......

@patrickhealynyt: I called President-elect Trump at midnight to ask about Meryl Streep's speech. "A Hillary lover," he said. And more:

@DavidWright_CNN: Kellyanne Conway on @NewDay: "Do you always want to go by what’s come out of [Trump's] mouth rather than look at what’s in his heart?"

@NYMag: New this issue: Jared Kushner is more like his father-in-law than anyone imagines. @riceid reports