President Obama on Monday touted his administration as one of the most law-abiding and ethical in history.
Holding his first press conference since last week’s election, Obama said he has offered advice to President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE about ensuring everyone in the White House is “paying attention” to the laws and abiding by them.
“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."
“I am very proud of the fact that we will — knock on wood — leave this administration without significant scandal,” he continued.
“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 held a nearly hourlong press conference where he discussed Trump's victory and encouraged the Democratic Party to reflect on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to attend World Series Game 4 in Atlanta Pavlich: Democrats' weaponization of the DOJ is back Mellman: The trout in the milk MORE's defeat.