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.
Pres. Obama: “I just had the opportunity to have an excellent conversation with President-elect Trump.” https://t.co/tglFdQLsv9
— ABC News (@ABC) November 10, 2016
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
Obama’s team at the White House pic.twitter.com/H2l387pgKT
— Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) November 10, 2016
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) November 10, 2016
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.
When you’re on a tinder date and you know you’re never going to see this person again: pic.twitter.com/8skvEqUzdN
— Raul Gonzales (@RaulieGonzo) November 10, 2016
— Chris Gordon (@ChrisGordonNews) November 10, 2016