It was unclear how substantive Obama's call was with Trump, or how long it lasted, although the White House noted that Obama placed the call from his residence in the White House, rather than from the West Wing.
Trump struck a magnanimous tone first, praising rival Hillary Clinton - who he had said on the campaign trail he would imprison - during his election night speech. He'll begin occupying the office on January 20.
Meanwhile, the numbers coming from the fallout of the election suggest that whites flocked to Trump because of his open appeals to white supremacy, xenophobia and racism, not in spite of it. Early on Wednesday morning, protests erupted on seven of the nine UC campuses following the announcement of Trump's victory, with students marching as they shouted "Fuck Trump", brandished Mexican flags and burned Trump piñatas.
After the most freaky election in United States history the race for the White House was on a knife edge this morning. "I don't like anything that he said".
"Diversity is central to our mission". Back in August, Buzzfeed reported that the chair of the American Nazi Party, Rocky Suhayda, called a Trump victory "a real opportunity for people like white nationalists".
Conceding his party's staggering electoral defeat, President Barack Obama on Wednesday invited President-elect Donald Trump to meet with him to discuss the handover of power from his administration to Trump's.
"We now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed, the country succeeds", Obama told Trump.
"As far as I was concerned, it could have gone on longer", the president-elect said.After searing rhetoric on the campaign trail - Obama called Trump risky, while Trump described the incumbent as perhaps the worst president ever - the two men struck conciliatory notes in the wake of Tuesday's surprising election results.
James is no fan of President-elect Donald Trump, and - after a most divisive presidential campaign ended this week - athletes and coaches are dealing with the same emotions as those in everyday walks of life.
New WSJ/NBC poll shows Clinton ahead but lead slashed
In Clinton's case, 55% of her likely voter base said that they would be "mainly supporting Clinton" when they cast their ballots. The latest Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll shows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a dead heat nationally.
"Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power, and we don't just respect that, we cherish it". "We're still counting votes and every vote should count", he said.
People around the globe are not questioning his administrative skills as he is running many businesses especially casinos from decades, but it's his attitude which is more in question after his USA president election campaign.
"And to all the women and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion". "I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now".
Trump traveled to Washington from NY on his private jet, breaking with protocol by not bringing journalists in his motorcade or on his plane to document his historic visit to the White House.
The prospect of a Trump presidency jolted the markets: at one point, Dow futures plunged more than 4 per cent and Japan's major index nosedived more than 6.1 per cent, its largest drop in years. "This needs to be a time of redemption, not a time of recrimination", Ryan said in a news conference, crediting Trump with earning a "mandate" to enact his agenda. We will seek common ground, partnership not conflict.
Trump said he plans to "begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation" to strengthen the American economy and will not accept "anything less than the best". "If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves". "No dream is too big, no challenge too great".
We ignored the demographic that whole-heartedly believed in a country that was broken, that needed barriers to be fortified, that needed to turn away diversity to achieve stability. When Trump - seemingly unconvinced by Obama's birth certificate - released a video in 2012 saying he would pay $5 million to a charity of the president's choice if he released a copy of his passport and his college transcripts, Obama responded with humor again.
He has pledged to introduce sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy, including building a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. His use of social media to broadcast his unfiltered speech above the scope of journalists demonstrates a possible shift in campaigning strategies. Clinton's election would have been seen by many as an affirmation of Obama's eight years in the White House.