Obama-Trump meet at the White House, praise each other
President Obama said they had an "excellent" and "wide-ranging" conversation.'
Washington: Marking a symbolic start to the transition of power, President-elect Donald Trump joined President Barack Obama for a meeting at the Oval Office in White House on Thursday.
President Obama spent over an hour with his successor engaged in a discussion on the transition of power.
Later, President Obama said they had an "excellent" and "wide-ranging" conversation.'
Obama added he was encouraged by Donald Trump's wanting to work with his team on issues facing the country.
Importantly, Obama stressed that it's important for all "to now come together."
Terming the meeting a great honour, President-elect Donald Trump said he very much looks forward to dealing with President Barack Obama in the future.
The President-elect will later go to Capitol Hill to talk with congressional leaders about the Republicans' legislative agenda for next year.
Interestingly, this was the first time they met each other.
President Obama was very critical of Trump throughout the campaign and had gone to the extent to assert that Trump was unfit to serve as a commander in chief.
Trump had also launched a no hold barred attack on Obama, promising the electorate that he will – if elected to office - wipe away much of what Obama has done during his eight years in office,
First lady Michelle Obama also held a separate meeting with Trump's wife, Melania, at the White House.