President Barack Obama advised US president-elect, Donald Trump to avoid managing the country’s affair like a family business. Obama also said Trump needs to know there is a big difference between campaigning and ruling. The outgoing president of America, Barack Obama has called on the president-elect, Donald Trump to warn him against running the country like he runs his family business. Note that the president-elect, Donald Trump has no political experience but he is an experienced businessman.
The outgoing president said he has been in regular communication with Trump, who will be inaugurated in less than two weeks.
According to ABC, Obama said the president-elect must understand the difference between campaigning and leading a country.
Obama said: “What he (Trump) has to appreciate is as soon as you walk into this office after you’ve been sworn-in, you’re now in charge of the largest organisation on Earth.
“You can’t manage it the way you would manage a family business.”
Obama added he and Trump are “sort of opposites in some ways”.
In an interview with ABC America’s This Week program, where Obama singled out their contrasting approaches to policy matters.
Obama said he was on the “policy wonk” end of the spectrum, in contrast to Trump.
He said: “I think that he has not spent a lot of time sweating the details.”
The President warned that quirk could give Trump fresh perspective once he takes office, but it also could blindside him.
He added that: “There are world capitals and financial markets and people all around the world who take really seriously what he (Trump) says.”
In December 2016, Trump took to social media to complain about the costs of a new Boeing 747 Air Force One aircraft.
The same day as the tweet Lockheed Martin and Boeing Stocks fell — albeit briefly.
Stocks in Toyota also dropped after the president-elect tweeted about the car manufacturers factory in Mexico.
Trump’s use of his Twitter account to communicate has raised concern among several politicians.
Meanwhile, a recent poll has shown that more than 50 percent Americans think Donald Trump should not be trusted with governing America.
Compared to the last three U.S. presidents when they took office, Trump’s poll shows he received lowest votes of confidence from Americans. At least 7 in 10 Americans were confident in key issues before Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton entered the White House.