Donald Trump and Barack Obama met for the first time Thursday morning, at the White House, where they began the process of installing the president-elect’s administration. “We discussed a lot of different situations,” Trump told reporters, “some wonderful and some difficulties. I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel.” (?) “He explained some of the difficulties and some of the high-flying assets.”
A reporter asked: “So, Mr. Trump, you’ll seek his counsel?” Trump replied: “Very good man. From the AP:
Obama said that they had an “excellent” and “wide-ranging” conversation.
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.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Obamas canceled a photo-op of the president and First Lady with Donald and Melania Trump outside the White House’s south entrance. (It is tradition for the current and future first families to be photographed together.) White House press secretary said on Wednesday that Obama still believes Trump is unfit to lead but respects the election’s outcome nonetheless.
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