President Barrack Obama has said on Wednesday that he will ensure a smooth transition of power to President-elect, Donald Trump.
During his speech at the White House, the United States President said the differences between Trump and him will not affect the transfer of power.
“It is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences. But remember that eight years ago, President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences..
“The presidency and vice presidency are bigger than any of us.
“We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading this country. The peaceful transfer of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy.”
Obama also described Hillary Clinton’s candidacy as historic.
“I could not be prouder of her… I am proud of her. A lot of Americans look up to her… Her candidacy and nomination were historic..
“Everybody is sad when their side loses their election. But the day after, we have to remember that we’re actually all on the same team…. we’re patriots first.
“That’s what I heard when I spoke to [Trump] directly, and I was heartened by that. That’s what our country needs. … I hope that he maintains that spirit throughout this transition and I certainly hope that’s how his presidency has a chance to begin.”