As Donald Trump prepares to become the next President of the United States, it is becoming clear that he had either underestimated the enormity of the role as leader of the US or had largely ignored it.
On the other hand, there is outgoing President Obama who fears that his legacy will be tarnished by the republican Donald Trump.
It is being reported that President Obama is taking the billionaire on a crash course on how to run the country.
Trump does not seem to mind being tutored by President Obama on how to run the country, in fact, he seems eager.
During their first post-election meeting at the White House, Trump expressed his delight at the meeting with President Obama, saying it could have ‘gone on for a lot longer’. He added that he looks forward to getting more counsels from President Obama.
According to The Wall Street Journal:
During their private White House meeting on Thursday, Mr. Obama walked his successor through the duties of running the country, and Mr. Trump seemed surprised by the scope, said people familiar with the meeting. Trump aides were described by those people as unaware that the entire presidential staff working in the West Wing had to be replaced at the end of Mr. Obama’s term.
After meeting with Mr. Trump, the only person to be elected president without having held a government or military position, Mr. Obama realized the Republican needs more guidance. He plans to spend more time with his successor than presidents typically do, people familiar with the matter said.
During the electoral campaign, President-elect Donald Trump was called “unfit” and accused of being someone who could not be trusted with nuclear codes by the Democrats. So it appears that President Obama is keen on ensuring that his successor does not give US international partners a cause for concern.
On that note, President Obama has already begun his final international trip as President, for various reasons among which is quelling the fear and uncertainty that Donald Trump’s presidential win has resulted in.