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Trump meets Obama in White House, prepares to take power | Reuters


By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason
| WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump held a 90-minute meeting on Thursday with U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House to discuss the transition of power after the Republican's stunning election victory. Sitting next to the Democratic president in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters: "We really discussed a lot of situations, some wonderful, some difficulties." He said Obama explained "some of the great things that have been achieved," but did not elaborate.

Trump, elected on Tuesday to his first public office, said he looked forward to more meetings with Obama. Obama said he will do everything he can to help the New York businessman succeed when he takes office on Jan. 20 and urged the country to unite to face its challenges.

"My number-one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful," Obama said at the end of the meeting.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Writing by Richard Cowan; Editing by Alistair Bell)

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First Published On : Nov 11, 2016 00:16 IST

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