"Mr. President it was a great honor being with you and I look forward to being with you many, many more times in the future". "He stands by what he said on the campaign trail", White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday. I have been very encouraged by President-Elect Trump's interest in wanting to work with my team in numerous issues this country faces. The meeting lasted almost an hour and a half.
During the meeting, Mr. Obama talked about his upcoming trip overseas, to Greece, Germany and Peru - his final foreign trip as president - and he described for Mr. Trump some of the issues he expects to come up with other world leaders, Earnest said.
He also noted first lady Michelle Obama had an "excellent conversation" with Trump's wife, Melania, and said they plan to "make sure they feel welcome as they prepare to make this transition".
"Here's a good rule: don't answer any questions when they start yelling", he said.
The meeting was particularly on edge due to the vitriol Trump has hurled at Obama in the past.
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The discussion brought together two men who have spent much of the past several months spewing vitriol about each other. There was no staff in the room with Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump.
Trump said that Obama explained "some of the difficulties" but also "some of the really great things that have been achieved".
Demonstrators in more than 10 cities across the nation chanted "Not my president", burned a papier mache head of the president-elect, hit a pinata with his likeness and carried signs that said "Impeach Trump". He's suggesting he may turn to Obama for advice on governing.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence also accompanied them. May, according to the United Kingdom readout of the conversation, said she wanted to strengthen bilateral trade and investment as the country leaves the European Union. For Trump, though, it was just another day in his big dumb life, and he behaved exactly as he surely has in a million other important meetings.
Melania Trump's son Barron is ten years old and will be the first son to grow up in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr.