- The Washington Times - Friday, January 13, 2017

President Obama is admitting that the transition with President-elect Donald Trump has been “unusual.”

In an interview with “60 Minutes” to air Sunday on CBS, Mr. Obama told Steve Kroft that the post-election period has been “one of the strangest transitions in history.”

“It’s unusual,” Mr. Obama said. “I’ll agree with that. And I suspect the president-elect would agree with that. Look, he’s an unconventional candidate. I don’t think there’s anybody who’s run a campaign like his successfully in modern history, not that I can think of, and as a consequence, because he didn’t have the supports of many of the establishment in his own party, because he ran sort of an improvisational campaign.”

The transition has been marked by increasing tensions and sniping, with Mr. Obama claiming he would have defeated Mr. Trump if he’d run for a third term, and the Republican promising to kill many of Mr. Obama’s programs.

“Now he’s in the process of building up an organization, and we’ll have to see how that works, and it’ll be a test, I think, for him and the people that he’s designated to be able to execute on his vision,” Mr. Obama said.

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