US President Barack Obama says he had ‘excellent conversation’ with Donald Trump

Donald Trump takes office on January 20.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2016 7:22 am
US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington November 10, 2016. (Reuters) US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington November 10, 2016. (Reuters)

President Barack Obama welcomed his successor, Donald Trump, to the White House, extending an olive branch to the man whom he blasted as unfit to serve as commander in chief and who led the charge to challenge the legitimacy of Obama’s own presidency. Thursday’s Oval Office meeting is the symbolic start of the transition of power from Obama, a Democrat who ushered in a sweeping health care law and brokered a landmark nuclear accord with Iran, and Trump, a Republican who has promised to wipe away those initiatives. Trump takes office on January 20.

President-elect Donald Trump’s meeting with President Barack Obama lasted for more than an hour. Following the meeting, Obama said that they had an “excellent” and “wide-ranging” conversation. Obama met with Trump in the Oval Office to discuss the transition of power.

Obama said he was encouraged by Trump’s wanting to work with his team on issues facing the country. He said it’s important for all “to now come together.”

Meanwhile, President-elect Donald Trump said he “very much looks forward” to dealing with President Barack Obama in the future. He called the meeting a “great honour”. Trump also noted that he and Obama have not met each other before.

Donald Trump said he is looking forward to benefiting from President Barack Obama’s “counsel” in the future. He also suggested that he may turn to Obama for advice on governing.

Trump said he looks forward to being with Obama “many, many more times” and  said that Obama explained “some of the difficulties” but also “some of the really great things that have been achieved.” Trump departed New York Thursday morning, breaking protocol by not bringing journalists in his motorcade or on his plane to document his historic visit to the White House.

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    Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
    Nov 10, 2016 at 11:24 pm
    And on top of the agenda of this meeting was TERRORISTS--TERRORISM---MUZZIES----IS-LAMED,----and pokistan will now going to be cornered by sir MODIJI,--TRUMP,--PUTIN,---so hafiz,--daud,--Azar,----Geelani,---Abu Bakra,--and all their ociates will soon elope and so will pokistan from the world map,---the days are numbered.
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    Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
    Nov 11, 2016 at 12:07 am
    PAAPISTAN will now face a triangular HATE affair,----PAAPISTAN will now get PUKE and NUKED from 3 corners by sir MODIJI,---PUTIN,---TRUMP,---its like a TRIANGULAR TRIPPLE TALAQ.
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    Ibrahim
    Nov 10, 2016 at 7:14 pm
    Don't trust stan
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    Ibrahim
    Nov 10, 2016 at 6:24 pm
    Obama said "please keep trusting with stan who don't support terrorist like Taliban, Alqaeda and other Islamist jehahdis who are not behind destruction of Afghanistan and m killings of US citizens and Indian
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    Bijan Mohanty
    Nov 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm
    Hope, trump will exhibit fresh dynamism for the progress of this multiracial, multilingual country. His winning speech was great.
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    Beena Hussain
    Nov 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    I think Pres Donald J. Trumo and stan must deal with this India problem once and for alll times
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    Beena Hussain
    Nov 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    I think President Donald J. Trump and stan must deal with this India problem once and for alll times!
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    manikyam koppolu
    Nov 10, 2016 at 9:35 pm
    Good, friendly 1st meet w/the present, paving smooth way understanding each other though differ on policies and approaches.
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