Obama says made specific suggestions to Trump during ‘cordial’ conversations

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in his last news conference of the year at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday his conversations with President-elect Donald Trump have been cordial and in some cases he made specific suggestions and offered thoughts about maintaining the integrity of democratic institutions.

“He has listened. I can’t say that he will end up implementing, but the conversations themselves have been cordial,” Obama said at a White House news conference.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Bernard Orr)