‘I’m Not Going to Comment’: Obama on Democrats Boycotting Trump’s Inauguration
During his final press conference as President of the United States, Barack Obama was asked today about whether he supported the decision of more than five dozen Democrats to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.
Fox News’ Kevin Corke asked him about this as part of a multi-part question that also covered Obama’s message to Democrats about a peaceful transfer of power, conversations POTUS has had with Trump and whether he’s pressed Trump over maintaining the Affordable Care Act and DACA.
After explaining some basic conversations he’s had with the incoming president over staffing and confirmation hearings while further noting he’s told Trump not to surround himself with only those who agree with him, he then touched briefly on Corke’s query about Democrats boycotting.
“With respect to the inauguration,” Obama said. “I’m not going comment on those issues.”
He continued, “All I know is I’m going to be there. So is Michelle. And I have been checking the weather and I’m hardened by the fact that it’s not going to be as cold as my inauguration because that was cold.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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