CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson said President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are now irrelevant as President-Elect Trump is assembling his cabinet. Henderson spoke on the network prior to the joint press conference held by the outgoing president and the German leader.
"In some ways everything I think is going to lead up to what we know which is Donald Trump being sworn in as president and the real question is what does he do, what is his vision and here we are in the shadow of Obama and Merkel talking about what their vision is and in many ways, whatever they say isn't really relevant anymore," Henderson said Thursday morning.
"There's a new administration coming in very shortly and all this turmoil that we saw on the campaign that we are seeing in the transition, ultimately none of that mattered from the campaign trail," she said. "He got elected, it worked for him, it was his style. Now we see that playing out with this transition process where he's essentially parading people in front of the public and doing these sort of public interviews and public vetting of these different candidates."