Trump meets with Obama for first time as President-elect

During a 90-minute private meeting, Barack Obama said the two discussed foreign and domestic policy and how to ensure a smooth handover of power.

President-elect Donald Trump called President Barack Obama a “very good man” as the two long-time antagonists met in the Oval Office for the first time.Obama told reporters that if Trump succeeds, America succeeds at a White House meeting that encapsulated the stunning political events of the last few days since the President-elect’s remarkable election victory.

Trump said he would seek Obama’s counsel as president and Obama promised his full cooperation in the transition period.Obama said the two men talked about foreign policy and domestic policy and said he was encouraged by Trump’s interest in working together during the transition.

“As I said last night, my No. 1 priority in the next two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our President-elect is successful,” Obama said.

Obama told Trump: “If you succeed, the country succeeds,” as the two men sat in high-backed chairs in front of the fireplace in the Oval Office.

“We discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some difficulties,” said the president-elect, according to the official White House transcript of their remarks. “I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel. He explained some of the difficulties, some of the high-flying assets and some of the really great things that have been achieved.”

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While the two of them had a conversation about various issues concerning the country current first lady, Michelle Obama, greeted her successor Melania Trump.

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(Source: www.wgntv.com,www.theguardian.com)
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