President-Elect Donald Trump Meets President Barack Obama At The White HouseNovember 11, 2016 10:47
After President Barack Obama’s invitation, President-elect Donald Trump met his political rival at the White House on Thursday.
The meeting was being watched by the people across the globe as it opened the transfer of power between both the men.
While the President Barack Obama called Donald Trump as the President-elect and while speaking with the reporters said that the smooth transfer of power was the top priority for his administration. Trump also pledge to seek Obama’s counsel while leading the country soon.
Obama said, “We now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed, because if you succeed then the country succeeds.”
After the meeting with Barack Obama, Trump also met House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Trump also noted that the he expected that the meeting would last for 10-15 minutes but went on much longer.
Trump said, “As far as I’m concerned, it could have lasted a lot longer. We discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some difficulties. I very much look forward to dealing with the President in the future, including counsel.”
Trump also added, “Mr. President, it was a great honor being with you, and I look forward to being with you many, many more times in the future.” He said that he though Obama was ‘a very good man’.
Obama said, “I believe that it is important for all of us, regardless of party and regardless of political preferences, to now come together, work together to deal with many challenges that we face.”
First Lady Michelle Obama also met the the incoming first lady Melania Trump. Michelle Obama also gave tour of the State Floor and Truman balcony. Reports said that they also discussed raising children in the balcony as the Trump has a 10-year-old child Barron.
Obama said, “We want to make sure they feel welcome as they prepare to make this transition.”