US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump have held their first ever meeting at the White House, touching on various issues including the transition of power.
One day after being elected as America’s 45th president, Trump joined Obama in the Oval Office on Thursday.
Speaking to the press after the roughly 90-minute meeting, Obama hailed the “excellent conversation” with his successor and said he was ready to do all he could to ensure Trump’s success “because if you succeed, then the country succeeds.”
Trump said he “discussed a lot of different situations — some wonderful and some difficulties,” with Obama, adding that he looked forward to receiving the outgoing president’s counsel.
As America’s first ever black president, Obama on January 20 would officially hand over the power to Trump, the first ever US president without any previous position in the government or the military.