Obama Reports “Excellent Conversation”
Two days following his election as president of the United States, Donald Trump honored the invitation offered by President Barack Obama and visited him at the White House.
President Obama said, in part, “We talked about some of the organizational issues in setting up the White House. We talked about foreign policy. We talked about domestic policy. As I sat last night, my number one priority in the next coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our President-elect is successful and I have been very encouraged by the interest by the President-elect Trump’s wanting to work with my team around many of the issues that this great country faces.”
Following his brief explanation President Obama then asked President-elect Trump to speak. Trump said, ‘We had never met…The meeting was supposed to last 10 minutes…I have great respect…it went on for an hour and-a-half and as far as I’m concerned it could have gone on longer…we really we discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some difficulties. I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel.”
This was the first time the two met officially although they have been in the same room before. According to reports Trump was grinning as he patted Obama on the back as they stood up and prepared to leave. Apparently these was just one handshake between the two men but, hopefully, this will be a bond that can be the start of getting our country headed in the right direction.