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    Obama reiterated his efforts to make the transition to President-elect Donald Trump as smooth as possible.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama reiterated his efforts to make the transition to President-elect Donald Trump as smooth as possible in his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

    "I committed to President-Elect Trump that my administration would ensure the smoothest possible transition, just as President Bush did for me," Obama stated on Tuesday.

    Obama and Trump have spoken numerous times on the phone about the transition, and to ensure their teams work together.

    The farewell address in Chicago marks outgoing Obama's final public speech before president-elect Trump formally takes office on January 20.


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