By Hazel Trice Edney
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Barack Obama, in his first press conference following the election of Donald Trump as president, declined to assess President-Elect Trump in the same manner as he did during the campaign. As protests continue around the country Obama has advised Trump to now reach out to racial minorities and women.
“I did say to him, as I’ve said publicly, that because of the nature of the campaigns, and the bitterness and ferocity of the campaigns, that it’s really important to try to send some signals of unity, and to reach out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned about the tenor of the campaign,” Obama told the packed White House Press Room. “And I think that’s something that he will want to do. But this is all happening real fast. He’s got commitments to supporters that helped to get him here, and he’s going to have to balance those.”