Trump, Obama Meet at White House Over Transition of Power
Obama encouraged after talk with Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama met at the White House for around 90 minutes to discuss transition of power. Trump called Obama a very good man and hopes to work with him in the future, while Obama called the meeting excellent:
Obama said the two men talked about foreign policy and domestic policy and said he was encouraged by Trump’s interest in working together during the transition.
“As I said last night, my No. 1 priority in the next two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our President-elect is successful,” Obama said.
Obama told Trump: “If you succeed, the country succeeds,” as the two men sat in high-backed chairs in front of the fireplace in the Oval Office.
The meeting, originally scheduled for 10 minutes, could have gone longer:
Mr Trump said he would “very much look forward” to dealing with President Obama in future.
“I have great respect, the meeting lasted for almost an hour and a half, and it could’ve, as far as I’m concerned, it could’ve gone on for a lot longer,” the president-elect said.
“We discussed a lot of different situations – some wonderful and some difficulties.”
First Lady Michelle Obama and Melania Trump met privately in the White House residence.
Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Vice President-elect Mike Pence later today.
Next for Trump is a trip to Capitol Hill to meet with Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Come January, the GOP will have control of Congress and the White House. Pence will accompany Trump to those meetings.
Trump defeated Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, taking the country by storm. But after a nasty and turbulent election season, both sides have shown class, civility, and dignity.
In a speech on Wednesday devoid of negativity or bitterness, Obama promised that he and his staff will make sure to provide Trump with a smooth transition. He also reminded supporters on his side that everyone is on the same team.
In her speech, Hillary held her head high and also avoided negativity. She told her supporters to basically give Trump the benefit of the doubt and they “owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.”
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Notice Obama’s body language. Same as with Netanyahu.
“‘As I said last night, my No. 1 priority in the next two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our President-elect is successful,” Obama said.”
Here comes the shiv in the back.
I hope that Trump made clear to Obama that any shredding would be viewed as spoilation.
Rush said the photo shoot of the two families that was scheduled afterwords was cancelled. I wonder what that was about.
Michelle Obama could not bear it, it might haunt her later if she ever decides to run for office.
Pro Tip for the Obamas: Barack Obama’s campaign magic will not transfer to Michelle if she ever decides to run (see Hillary Clinton).
I disagree … blacks will continue to race to her
and vote 98% for her …. and libs will vote for her
to break the glass ceiling …
In 2008 the Dems held the WH and both houses of congress. By the end of Obama’s two terms, all has been lost, including thousands of state seats and governorships. Obama killed the Dem party and turned DC over to the GOP and, egads! Donald Trump. If Obama had allowed the photos, they’d be his visual legacy of the way he killed his own party, accompanying articles on the theme of his great failure for decades to come. He feared the photo(s) would become iconic, like the one of Nixon flashing v for victory as he boarded the plane after resigning the presidency.
Pro forma theater, that’s all.
Trump v. Obama cage match? Without a corrupt media wiping Obama’s bottom when he soils himself, Obama will come out smelling like…Obama.
Nothing more than faux pleasantries all around. Barak was probably already late for his tee time.
The implication that I see is that chances of Obama giving blanket pardons to any of the Hillarians are getting very small. Though with Obama you can never tell for sure.
Could be that Obama is more concerned about a pardon for himself. If he sent classified info to an unsecured server that he knew was not secure, he broke the law.
Obama farts in the general direction of your laws, silly man. Laws are for peons and peasants.
Ahhh…. The ONE breaks wind, not laws.
Bear in mind that Barracula can pardon himself just before T-rump is sworn in.
It has already happened. Last night after supper, he burped and said, “Pardon me.”
I see MLK in the background. Do you think the bust of Churchill will come back?
The actual meetig…….
Trump: “C’mon, move out by next week and I’ll toss you a free lifetime golf course membership, the very best, it’ll be huge.”
Obama: “A membership? Like you could keep me out if I wanted in on my own? Naw. Gonna need my OWN golf course, full title.”
Trump: “Whatever, membership, ownership, but you gotta be outta here by next weekend.”
Obama: “Why so quick? I’d have to resign. No deal. Counter offer: out by Christmas.”
Trump: “Look, Sparky, I’m not sure you understand how tiny your bargaining chip has become. You’re a Dame Luck! Or however that thing goes. Corey! Look that shit up!”
Obama: “Dude, you’d better lighten on the bitin’, or I’ll have my DOJ on your Cheeto cracker ass for your whole first term!”
Trump: “Holy Moly, you ARE dumb as dirt without a teller prompter, ain’tcha? You don’t have a DOJ anymore. IRS either, before you pluck that worn out string.”
Obama: “Then I’ll…”
Trump: “EPA, gone. FEC, gone. FBI, gone. DHS, gone. Park’s closed, babe… get off the damn ride.”
Obama: “F**k me. Do I have anything left?”
Trump: “A golf course, dumbass. Now start packing.”