Obama: Proud He’s Leaving ‘Administration Without Significant Scandal’

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 17, 2016 Updated: November 17, 2016

President Barack Obama said that his administration was one of the most law-abiding in U.S. history.

“I am very proud of the fact that we will—knock on wood—leave this administration without significant scandal,” he said on Monday.

“We’ve made mistakes, there’ve been screw ups, but I will put the ethics of this administration and our track record in terms of just abiding by the rules and norms and keeping trust with the American people, I will put this administration against any administration in history.”

Obama also offered advice to President-elect Donald Trump.

“One thing you discover being president, there are all these rules and norms and laws, and you gotta pay attention to them,” Obama said. “And the people who work for you are also subject to those rules and norms, and that’s a piece of advice I gave to the incoming president.”

In response to Obama’s claims about no scandals, some conservative-leaning critics lashed out.