U.S. President Barack Obama departs for his farewell tour as the U.S. head of state, as he prepares to make way for President-elect Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama left on Monday (November 14) on his left overseas trip as U.S. head of state. Obama will be heading to Europe and Latin America, and said one of the most important things he could do during his visit was to reassure U.S. allies who may be concerned following Trump's victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton last week. Despite Trump's criticism of NATO spending during the campaign, Obama said the president-elect, who takes office Jan. 20, had indicated he was committed to maintaining ties with U.S. allies. Obama is visiting Greece, Germany and Peru on his last trip abroad as president. He is expected to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders in Germany and Greece. In Peru he will see Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Pacific leaders at an economic summit.