U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday he and President-elect Donald Trump had a wide-ranging conversation during their first post-election meeting at the White House.
Trump said he expected the meeting to last 10 or 15 minutes but it stretched to 90 minutes, covering what Obama described as a "wide range" of topics.
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He told Trump that his administration would "do everything we can to help you succeed, because if you succeed, then the country succeeds".
Michelle Obama played an unprecedented role in the failed campaign to elect Hillary Clinton, traveling the country to make the case that Donald Trump was a poor role model for the nation's children and unfit for the presidency.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest, stone-faced as he joined reporters in the Oval Office for their brief access, entered the briefing room shortly after, having taken a moment with Obama to get up to speed with what was discussed.
"I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that", Mr Trump said. Now-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in 2010 that the GOP's No. 1 goal was to make Obama a one-term president.
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Bank Stadium, then dispersed into four sgroups and zigzagged their way into lobbies across downtown Minneapolis. On Wednesday night, tens of thousands of people all over the country protested Trump's election victory.
"That's complicated business", Earnest said, noting that presidents have to deal with multiple challenges and crises at the same time. Obama said Trump was not to be trusted with the nation's nuclear codes and represented an existential threat to democracy. The Republican president-elect, who will govern with Congress fully under GOP control, has vowed to repeal Obama's signature health care law and dismantle the landmark nuclear accord with Iran.
"Just had a very open and successful presidential election".
The reshuffle came as anti-Trump protesters spilled onto the streets for a third straight night, with the Republican facing mounting calls to reassure Americans who fear a xenophobic crackdown under his authority.
Trump's campaign, and also that of Democrat Bernie Sanders, highlighted the overlooked needs of too many Americans in communities ground down by decades of falling incomes and fleeing jobs and for whom there have been inadequate answers and help - or even notice - in Washington. Trump will be sworn in as United States president on Jan 20, 2017, and he has plenty of time to adjust to his new job.
We did get a glimpse into the meetings between the Trumps and Obamas, with photographs being taken while they talked.
President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. It was the feeling that Clinton's fight was inevitably going to be against those things she hated most.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager, said the issue wasn't discussed with the Democratic nominee when Clinton called Trump to concede the election. "I don't know why", he said.
Trump allies on Wednesday suggested prosecuting Clinton wouldn't be a priority for the Republican as he begins his tenure in the White House.