Obama expects Trump queries on trip to Greece, Germany, Peru
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, November 11, 2016 11:52AM EST
WASHINGTON -- White House officials say President Barack Obama is prepared to spend his final major foreign trip talking about Donald Trump.
Obama leaves Monday for a six-day trip to Greece, Germany and Peru. In Greece, he'll tour the Parthenon, give a speech about globalization and meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (TSEE'-prahs).
Obama in Germany will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and with a group of European leaders. He'll attend an Asia economic summit in Peru.
The trip was imagined as a goodbye tour and a chance to bolster support for Obama's agreements on Iran's nuclear program, trade and climate change.
But deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes says Obama expects to face questions about how Trump's election affects those deals. Trump has vowed to renegotiate or withdraw from those deals