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Obama During Final Foreign Trip: 'I Still Don't Feel Responsible' for Trump

President Barack Obama kicked off his last official overseas trip in Greece on Tuesday saying he doesn't bear responsibility for Donald Trump, whose unorthodox election victory has left foreign leaders skittish about the next administration.

Obama Races to Protect His Achievements From Trump

From the Iran nuclear deal to the Paris climate change agreement to Obamacare, President Obama and his team plan to spend the next two months aggressively defending and implementing these policies, despite President-Elect Donald Trump's campaign promises to end them once he takes office.

Barack Obama warns of dangers of divisive politics in Athens speech

Barack Obama used his last foreign tour as president to warn against the rise of divisive politics with the global ascent of what he described as coarse nationalism and tribalism, apparently referring to Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist.

Barack Obama raises possibility of debt relief on final Greece visit

The outgoing US president, Barack Obama, has used his final trip to Europe to call for action to put Greece on a path to “durable” economic recovery, including the possibility of debt relief.

Obama will not restrict drone strike 'playbook' before Trump takes office

Obama will not restrict drone strike 'playbook' before Trump takes office

Obama, grappling with Trump's win, takes the long view

ATHENS — President Barack Obama acknowledged that Donald Trump tapped into a worldwide anxiety about globalization he’d failed to satisfy himself, but argued here Tuesday that he’s not to blame — and not so subtly predicted that the president-elect’s policy agenda will come up short.

Obama: Congress stopped me from helping Trump supporters

President Barack Obama blamed congressional Republicans on Tuesday for blocking his efforts to address the economic concerns of the American people before President-elect Donald Trump and others exploited it for political gain.

Obama urges NATO members to pull their weight

President Barack Obama echoed President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday, signaling to America’s NATO allies that if Greece can pay its fair share even during an economic crisis, so can the other members of the alliance.

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Barack Obama Quotes

The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on.
That's the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.
We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it's not just my way or the highway.
No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy - well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm President, I never will.
With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability.
I just miss - I miss being anonymous.
Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do.
There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.
I'm no longer just a candidate. I'm the President. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle, for I have held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn't return. I've shared the pain of families who've lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who've lost their jobs.
You have young men of color in many communities who are more likely to end up in jail or in the criminal justice system than they are in a good job or in college. And, you know, part of my job, that I can do, I think, without any potential conflicts, is to get at those root causes.