Obama wants to facilitate good transition to Trump
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement after the Supreme Court left in place a lower court ruling blocking his plan to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and give them work permits, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he wanted to ensure a smooth as possible handover to president-elect Donald Trump.


"I still don't feel responsible for what the president-elect says or does," Obama said during a visit to Athens in response to a question.

"But I do feel responsibility as president of the United States to make sure that I facilitate a good transition and I present to him as well as to the the American people my best thinking, my best ideas, about how to move the country forward," he said.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason)