Former U.S. President Barack Obama expressed his “fervent hope” on Sunday that members of Congress would look beyond party lines when considering the future of the country’s healthcare system.
“That today’s members of Congress, regardless of party, are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth even when it contradicts party positions.”
Obama’s successor, Republican Donald Trump, campaigned on a promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, calling the law a “disaster” and ineffective.
THE HILL reports:
Former President Barack Obama is traveling to Italy, where he will speak this week about food security and climate change.
The former president is expected to go to Milan to meet with several Italians and discuss the issues.
On Monday, the former president is scheduled to meet with former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
That evening, he will attend a private dinner held by the Institute for International Political Studies.
Obama on Tuesday is expected to give a keynote address to the Seeds and Chips Global Food Innovation Summit.
The theme of the summit this year is “The Impact of Technology and Innovation on Climate Change and Food Availability Around the World.”
NBC News reports:
Former President Obama warned President Donald Trump against hiring Mike Flynn as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials tell NBC News.
The warning, which has not been previously reported, came less than 48 hours after the November election when the two sat down for a 90-minute conversation in the Oval Office.
A senior Trump administration official acknowledged Monday that Obama raised the issue of Flynn, saying the former president made clear he was “not a fan of Michael Flynn.” Another official said Obama’s remark seemed like it was made in jest.
General Flynn was given the highest security clearance by the Obama Administration – but the Fake News seldom likes talking about that.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017