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Barack Obama on last ever foreign trip as US President

  • Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, U.S. President
    U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Barack Obama is on his last ever foreign trip as US President - visiting Greece and Germany later in the week

  • Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, U.S. President
    Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    During press conference Obama said Donald Trump's victory was a reaction against economic uncertainty

  • Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, U.S. President
    President Barack Obama walks past the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

    But he was making a serious point and added: 'Progress follows a winding path, sometimes forwards sometimes back, but as long as we retain our faith in democracy, our faith in the people, then our future will be OK.'

  • Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, U.S. President
    U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a meeting in the chancellery in Berlin

    He admitted he and the President-Elect 'could not be more different' but he assured Americans he would work with Trump's team in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth handover of power, adding: 'That's how democracy has to work.'

  • Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, U.S. President
    U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    In a possibly veiled piece of advice for President-Elect Trump, Obama said: 'Democracy requires compromise.'

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