President Barack Obama says it is appropriate for President-elect Donald Trump to go forward with his vision and his values but says ''I think a lot of his views are going to be shaped by his advisers.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama commented on President-elect Donald Trump's visions for the country during his last press briefing at the White House on Wednesday (January 18). "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," Obama said. "I think a lot of his views are going to be shaped by his advisers... this is a job of such magnitude that you can't do it by yourself," the president said. "Reality has a way of biting back if you're not paying attention to it." Trump scrapped a proposal to move news briefings out of the White House, but said he wants his team to choose who gets into the press room. Trump, who will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th U.S. president, has had a contentious relationship with some prominent U.S. news organizations he refers to derisively as the "mainstream media." Trump's aides have discussed moving media briefings and news conferences out of the small West Wing briefing room to the Old Executive Office Building, which is part of the White House complex. They have also considered trying to change seating assignments, which have long been determined by the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA).