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Obama meets Trump for the very first time in the White House

President Obama says that he had an "excellent conversation" with President-Elect Trump.

Current President Barack Obama told reporters, “if Trump succeeds, the country succeeds.”

President elect Donald Trump had scheduled the meeting for 10 minutes. It ran an hour and a half.

Zerohedge summarises the main points of the meeting…

– TRUMP: LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH OBAMA IN TRANSITION
– OBAMA W/TRUMP: NO. 1 PRIORITY TO HAVE GOOD TRANSITION
– TRUMP W/OBAMA: DISCUSSED MANY DIFFERENT SITUATIONS
– TRUMP TO OBAMA: ‘A GREAT HONOR BEING WITH YOU’
– OBAMA TO TRUMP: WANT TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO HELP YOU
– OBAMA: ‘VERY ENCOURAGED’ BY TRUMP’S FOCUS ON ISSUES

Reuters provded a brief report on what the two men discussed…

Sitting next to the Democratic president in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters: “We really discussed a lot of situations, some wonderful, some difficulties.” He said Obama explained “some of the great things that have been achieved,” but did not elaborate.

Trump, elected on Tuesday to his first public office, said he looked forward to more meetings with Obama.

Obama said he will do everything he can to help the New York businessman succeed when he takes office on Jan. 20 and urged the country to unite to face its challenges.

“My number-one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful,” Obama said at the end of the meeting.

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