President Barack Obama leaves Greece later today after reassuring the NATO ally of the US’s commitment to international alliances. The message is necessary due to the shock waves caused by the surprise election of Donald Trump. Obama has sought to spread calm despite the billionaire’s campaign rhetoric.
“I was surprised by the election results…I still don't feel responsible for what the President-elect says or does”-
POTUS</a> Obama in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Greece?src=hash">#Greece</a> <a href="https://t.co/I2hts1LELr">pic.twitter.com/I2hts1LELr</a></p>— Voice of America (VOANews) November 15, 2016
“We have inspired each other to reach for independence, stood in solidarity during war and peace, in good times and in bad, including these very difficult years for the Greek people. And tonight, I want you to know as you work to move your country forward, you will always have the support and friendship of the United States.”