WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- After eight years in office, President Obama held his final press conference as sitting commander-in-chief.
The President walked into the White House briefing room, and after a few jokes he got down to the business of thanking the press.
“I have enjoyed working with all of you. That does not mean that I have enjoyed every story that you have filed but that’s not the point of this relationship…You are supposed to be skeptics. You are supposed to ask me tough questions,” said Obama.
The President talked about his relationship with his successor president-elect Donald Trump.
"I have offered my best advice, counsel, about certain issues both foreign and domestic. And my working assumption is, having won an election opposed to a number of my initiatives and certain aspects of my vision for where the country needs to go, it is appropriate for him to go forward with his vision and his values,” said Obama.
The President declined to comment on the actions of democratic lawmakers who are boycotting Trump’s Inauguration.
“All I know is I'm going to be there. So is Michelle,” Obama said.
Obama left on a personal note saying he’s proud of our nation and optimistic about the future.
After the Inauguration ceremony, the President will vacation in Palm Springs, California before moving into his new home back in Washington.