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President Obama’s Final Press Conference: ‘You’re Supposed to Be Skeptics’

18 January 2017 12:56 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

President Barack Obama began his final press conference on Wednesday afternoon by stressing the importance of a free press corps. “We are accountable to the people who send us here,” Obama said of the presidency. “You’re not supposed to be sycophants. You’re supposed to be skeptics.” Obama’s comment was a clear dig at President-elect Donald Trump, who has a combative relationship with the press. Trump recently called CNN “fake news” and mentioned that he only uses Twitter to defend himself against the “dishonest media.” Also Read: Barack Obama's Reading List: 11 Books Recommended by the President (Photos »

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