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.
Obama: “I am very proud of the fact that we will, knock on wood, leave this administration without significant scandal” pic.twitter.com/nljt60GQ9e
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 14, 2016
“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.
Obama says administration ends without scandal. The email scandal at the State Department is the primary reason Trump will be president.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 14, 2016
Indefinite Detention https://t.co/GZj45cIgwA
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) November 15, 2016
Obama: “proud” to be leaving w/o “significant scandal.” Really? IRS targeting? Equal scandal is that press lets him get away with that.
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) November 14, 2016