President Obama Closing News Conference in Laos
President Obama held a press conference at the conclusion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Vientiane, Laos, and the end of his nine-day Asia trip. He talked about his legacy in the Asia-Pacific region, urging his successor to continue engagement and dialogue in the region. He alsi said that he was not ready to concede that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility would remain open. Other topics included U.S.-China relations, sanctions against North Korea, and his brief interaction with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. President Obama also said he did not think Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was qualified to be commander-in-chief, adding that governing was “serious business” and that a leader’s speech should reflect thought-out policy. close
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