The two, despite vigorously campaigning against each other, have still not sat down or directly debated each other. It was wide-ranging. We talked about some of the organizational issues in setting up the White House. "I think, interest in President-elect Trump's wanting to work with my team around numerous issues that this great country faces", Obama told reporters after the meeting. "We had never met each other".
"I have great respect", he added.
Reporters tried to ask questions but were rebuffed. Exit polling of voters done Tuesday by the National Election Pool, a consortium of major news organizations, found that those age 65 and older went for Mr. Trump over Hillary Clinton by a 53-45 percent margin.
Speaking at the White House, Nov. 9, President Obama vowed to work towards a peaceful transition of power to President-elect Donald Trump and encouraged young people not to become cynical.
After the meeting, Earnest said the two leaders did not resolve all of their differences, but did not try to, either. Their focus, he said, was a smooth transition.
Obama campaigned vigorously for Trump's Democratic rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and called Trump both temperamentally unfit for the presidency and dangerously unprepared to have access to USA nuclear codes.
"He just earned a mandate", Ryan said. As we noted yesterday, this is actually the fifth time-roughly a tenth of our presidential elections-when the winning nominee actually lost the popular vote (this also happened in 2000, 1888, 1876, and 1824).
The president-elect stepped into the Oval Office for the first time on Thursday in a "show of civility" with President Obama created to reassure an anxious America that a peaceful transition of power was under way, is how The Times Scotland reports the story.
"I think we're going to do some absolutely spectacular things for the American people", said Trump.
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Florida: Passed medical marijuana , which guarantees residents the right to use marijuana to treat various diseases and ailments. The overwhelming support for the initiative, coming out to more than 63%, marks a landslide victory for the legislation.
Trump will officially take office January 20. Trump's team was said to be sketching a robust role for Pence, an experienced Washington hand, that would include both domestic and foreign policy responsibilities.
Trump arrived at the White House at eleven in the morning-however no media outlet was able to shoot his arrival. Trump, who is from Slovenia, is only the second first lady to be born outside of the country. And in the meantime Michelle has had a chance to greet the incoming first lady and we had an excellent conversation with her as well.
"Then after their tour concluded, the First Lady and Trump walked over to the Oval Office, and the two couples visited again before they departed", he said.
We're guessing they hashed it all out. Trump, sitting next to him in an armchair under a portrait of George Washington, also struck a magnanimous note and pledged to seek Obama's counsel in the coming weeks.
Trump spent much of his insurgent campaign pledging to reverse and tear down Obama's legacy. He called for repealing and replacing the president's health care law, voiding the Iran nuclear deal and ripping up new business and environmental regulations.
One of President Obama's last acts before leaving office could be issuing a pardon for Hillary Clinton.
"It's really bad being arrogant when you don't know what you're talking about", Obama said. In this past campaign year, Clinton described the birther movement as a racist attack on the nation's first African-American president.
Thousands of protestors marched on Trump Tower on Wednesday night in protest against the billionaire businessman's victory.