Transcript for Obama Weighs in on His Meeting With Donald Trump
And late today, before his final foreign trip while in the white house, president Obama was asked, what that meeting with president-elect Donald Trump was like? Our own Martha Raddatz asking the president, does he still believe president-elect trump does not have the temperament to be commander in chief? Here's what he said. Reporter: Tonight, president Obama opening up about what happened before this moment. Thank you, everybody. Reporter: Pulling back the curtain on his 90-minute one-on-one meeting with president-elect Donald Trump. Given some of the harsh words you had about Mr. Trump, calling him temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief, did anything surprise you about president-elect trump when you met with him in your office? Well, we had a very cord naial conversation. That didn't surprise me to some degree, because I think that he is obviously a gregarious person. I also think that he is coming to this office with fewer set hard and fast policy prescriptions than a lot of other presidents might be arriving with. I don't think he is ideological. I think ultimately, he's pragmatic in that way. And that can serve him well. Reporter: But Mr. President, you had talked specifically about his temperament. Do you still have any concern about his temperament? I think what will happen with the president-elect is, there are going to be certain elements of his temperament that will not serve him well, unless he recognizes them and corrects them. Because when you're a candidate and you say something that is inaccurate or controversial, it has less impact than it does when you're president of the United States. And I think he recognizes that this is different. And Martha Raddatz joins us live from the white house tonight. And Martha, the president, as I mentioned, leaving on his last overseas trip at president. And he wassed ask about the foreign leaders who had expressed concern about Mr. Trump before he was E legged. Reporter: Ah, he was asked about that, David, and he said that during that meeting, Mr. Trump expressed interest in maintaining our core strategic relationship, that he is committed to nato. I'll tell you, the allies will be very happy to hear that. David? Martha Raddatz at the white house tonight. Martha, our thanks to you, as well.
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