President Obama’s Final Message To The Press: “You Can’t Be Sycophants For Those In Power”

Written by on January 20, 2017

January 18 Press Conference From The White House:

Excerpt:
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “I have enjoyed working with all of you. That does not of course mean that I’ve enjoyed every story that you have filed, but that’s the point of this relationship. You’re not supposed to be sycophants, you’re supposed to be skeptics, you’re suppose to ask me tough questions, you’re not suppose to be complimentary, but you’re supposed to cast a critical eye on folks who hold enormous power and make sure that we are accountable to the people who sent us here and you have done that. And you have done it for the most part in ways that I could appreciate for fairness even if I didn’t always agree with your conclusions.”

Sycophant – “a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage”!

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