W.H.: Obama’s Ability to Criticize Trump Expired on Election Day

‘In the aftermath of the election President Obama accepted responsibility for putting aside his own personal political views and focusing on the kind of smooth and effective transition’

EARNEST: "Those sentiments, that opinion was rooted in the President’s values about what’s best for the country. They are also rooted in his personal experience serving as president of the United States for the last eight years. But the opportunity to make those arguments and put forth that kind of assessment expired on Election Day. In the aftermath of the election, President Obama accepted responsibility for putting aside his own personal political views and focusing on the kind of smooth and effective transition that the American people are counting on.”
 

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