GI Joe had a different President than what we saw or were alluded to in the first three Transformers films. (Namely George Bush and Obama, who were real life Presidents as opposed to the generic nameless President in GI Joe Rise of Cobra.) However, if the GI Joe films are meant to take place in the "near future", i.e. after Dark of the Moon...why did the Joes never acknowledge the existence of alien robots? If Hasbro wants to create their own movie universe, they may need to put some extra thought into how it will all fit together without a DOFP-style "restart". I imagine that's why they hired a dozen of the most talented writers from the industry to work out some of the finer details. What do you think?