We know President Barack Obama will stay in the nation’s capital once he leaves office in early 2017 so that his youngest daughter can complete her education. But, we now have a bit more insight about what he won’t be doing once he’s a former president.
In a “60 Minutes” clip aired on “CBS This Morning,” Friday, senior White House adviser, Valerie Jarrett, said the president will butt out of politics.
“President Obama will be the former president and he’ll be a citizen just like everybody else, and he’ll behave accordingly – of that, I’m sure,” Jarrett said.
When correspondent Norah O’Donnell asked Jarrett what that meant, she said Obama will follow the lead of former president George W. Bush and many from his administration.
“One of the things that I would complement President [George W.] Bush for is — and not just President Bush, but several members of his team as well, who have said to me, we had our eight years, and now we owe you our silence,” she said.
“And I think that’s just the way the president will behave in terms of Washington,” Jarrett continued.
But, Jarrett noted that the president will do “great good” around the world with the platform he’s built.
As of press time, the president has just over 244 days left in office.