In the final news conference of his presidency, Obama declined to go into detail regarding his conversations with Trump as part of the transition effort. "I will say, they are cordial. At times, they have been fairly lengthy, and they've been substantive," he said. Obama said he has offered Trump his best advice regarding foreign and domestic issues, but does not "expect there will be enormous overlap" between their two visions. "I think a lot of his views will be shaped by his advisors, the people around him, which is why it's important to pay attention to these confirmation hearings," he said. Barack Obama also stressed the need for the U.S. to continue in protecting people's rights and the right to freedom of the press.