Obama expects Trump queries on trip to Greece, Germany, Peru


WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials say President Barack Obama is prepared to spend his final major foreign trip talking about Donald Trump.

Obama leaves Monday for a six-day trip to Greece, Germany and Peru. In Greece, he’ll tour the Parthenon, give a speech about globalization and meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The White House says the stop in Greece is Obama’s final state visit before leaving office.

Obama in Germany will meet and have dinner with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and also meet with a group of European leaders that includes British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Francois Hollande.

He’ll attend an Asia economic summit in Peru, and while in Lima will also meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull.

The trip was imagined as a goodbye tour and a chance to bolster support for Obama’s agreements on Iran’s nuclear program, trade and climate change.

But deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes says Obama expects to face questions about how Trump’s election affects those deals. Trump has vowed to renegotiate or withdraw from those deals.

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