When Donald met Barack: ‘A great honor being with you’

President-elect Donald Trump was in the Oval Office on Thursday for an initial meeting with President Barack Obama.

The two were to meet for about 15 minutes but ended up chatting for much longer. A pool reporter was allowed into the room when the pair wrapped up. Here’s a taste of what both men said, from pooler Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico, first from Obama:

“I just had the opportunity to have an excellent conversation with President-elect Trump. It was wide-ranging. We talked about some of the organizational issues in setting up the White House. We talked about foreign policy and domestic policy. And as I said last night, my number one priority in the coming two months is try to facilitate a transition that ensures the president-elect is successful.”

Obama went on to say the country must come together, “work together to deal with the many challenges we face.”

Obama said, again, that his administration will “do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed then the country succeeds.”

Trump spoke next and thanked Obama. He noted the pair had never met.

“I had great respect. The meeting lasted for almost an hour and a half, and as far as I’m concerned, it could have gone on for a lot 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 his counsel.”

Trump called it a “great honor” to be with Obama and said, “I look forward to being with you many, many more times.”

While the two met in the Oval Office, first lady Michelle Obama had a separate meeting with Melania Trump.

 

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Pat Porter
Pat Porter

Trump looks like a pouting child on a timeout

Jimmy Mobley
Jimmy Mobley

TO ALL .. Merry Christmas and happy Turkey day to all you Trump, Hilary and Obama Haters ,This is STILL the best USA, EVER The home of the free,,, cant we all just get along have some ice cream and go to bed and make love not war.,,Merry Christmas to you ALL.. o yeah happy Turkey day..TOO .CHER TO YOU ALL ..

Valencia Dale
Valencia Dale

Bet he feels stupid calling the president out of his name.

Janet H. Russell
Janet H. Russell

Clearly you have way too much time on your hands. Have you thought of volunteering at the community food bank?

La'Toya Si
La'Toya Si

Lol his face expression though! He like what in the heck did my big mouth and ego got myself into this time. He not ready lol!

Brian Plambeck
Brian Plambeck

Trump cheated. Paid a bunch of election polling places to destroy Clinton votes

Carol Wells Allen
Carol Wells Allen

Actually no swamp draining at all. Trump has already appointed loads of washington lobbiests to his team and is contemplating naming a big bank ceo as head of treasury. Congress remains basically unchanged. All that will change is the Pres. Sorry. It was just a slogan he used to get people to vote for him.

Jessa Nichole Phillips
Jessa Nichole Phillips

And he's already backing off of everything he promised. The wall probably won't happen, Obamacare will merely be changed instead of repealed, and the Iran nuclear deal will probably see only a few minor changes if at all.

La'Toya Si
La'Toya Si

And the gates of Hell will be opened!

Janet H. Russell
Janet H. Russell

His version of 'draining the swamp' is refilling it with the remains of the septic tank.

Danny Hoosline
Danny Hoosline

Just Remember TRUMP... WHY... YOU ARE THERE... DRAIN THE SWAMP...................

Charlesetta Hudson
Charlesetta Hudson

Hope she was telling her how to be a ladie " Keep your cloths on ".

Phyllis Beggs
Phyllis Beggs

These two lady's probably had a good visit. Leave them alone. The public are putting both of them down. Quit it.

Steven Schmitt
Steven Schmitt

I doubt that meeting went well, trump looks pissed lol

Bishop Reginald Hayes
Bishop Reginald Hayes

He looks lost , uncomfortable, don't fit in, to much to take in and not enough brain space to remember it all

Debbie Babin
Debbie Babin

,Trump has his wheels turning as they speak on how to over turn and, repair the damage Obama has done to this country

Donna Da Fish
Donna Da Fish

i do know alot about european people...i should..michelle is gonna get a huge surprise if she thinks melania is gonna take her advice..LOL..maybe melania would take advice from Jackie Onassis..cause she had class..just like melania...but michelle..i doubt it very seriously!

Donna Da Fish
Donna Da Fish

Melania isnt the kind of woman who is gonna take advice..from some rapping cursing Queen...and claims she is a role model for kids..LOL..cursing God..is not a role model..

Sequarya Jones
Sequarya Jones

Trump's face is like 'wtf did I get myself into'\U0001f601

Mary Pendergrass
Mary Pendergrass

Jamie Goodman you mad or nah \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602 Robert Redditt said it best...trash meet Class....Mrs. Obama is the only First Woman to hold degrees from two ivy league colleges...melania cant even speak proper or correct english....she will have to remain in the back ground because she is not intelligent enough to speak or answer questions at interviews...and you are a product of trump promoting violence and racism...trump has given some of you liquid courage...but dont let it get you..............

Peter A. Holoman
Peter A. Holoman

You know she asked Michelle to give her a junk drive with all her old speeches in between sips of tea.

Patricia Bernabeo
Patricia Bernabeo

A big laugh. He was eating crow. He lost all the respect from country. He should run the country. Instead running after Hillary Clinton. Both lost. lol

McStella Hinds
McStella Hinds

My lifelime President Brock Obama. I respect the office of the president, DT name stricken from my heart, mind, lips permanently.

Grape Popillol
Grape Popillol

Trump did nothing but help us see this country is full of hate,racism and sexism. What's crazy. President Obama been trying to pass a law for infrastructure and transportation for 5 years and create jobs the republicans denied him. Last night the republicans came on record to say "they are willing to work with trump on the infrastructure and transportation bill all to bring in jobs to make him look great. See how politics work? AMERICA VOTED emotionally and this is what you get. CLASS EXITING AND TRASH ENTERING THE WHITE HOUSE. #ACCEPTING WHAT GOD HAS ALLOWED

Michelle Daniels Scruggs
Michelle Daniels Scruggs

The ignorance I read use to baffle me but I guess I've been desensitized. Never best fools or foolishness.

T.D. Wade
T.D. Wade

I have not read the story yet but I already have think the author sucks. First if all, you should always address the Leader of this country by his title, "President". When you go to you doctor you don't call him Billy. In college you don't address your professor as Mister/Miss. Before you write another article learn to have respect for the President. Hell, in high school was put in detention for calling my English teachers Miss rather than Doctor....because she earned her PHD. This has been going on for almost 8 years. I bet you won't call Trump by Donald or Trump during his presidency. So I will not read the article but always show respect to all. You call police officer or sir so with all do respect, stop disrespecting President Obama. I approve this message!

Michelle Wells Sawyer
Michelle Wells Sawyer

Yes, Donald Trump probably has egg on his face, but he now knows that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.

Kenneth Peace
Kenneth Peace

The need to take Obama and Hillary and anyone who sides with them over to where Isis resides and they can all have at it..

Kevin Gilliam
Kevin Gilliam

Trump has look that says man I don't want this job anymore.. I was just playing... Too old for this stress..

Blanda Mcfarlane
Blanda Mcfarlane

Not my cup of tea but first time I felt sorry for Trump.humble for once.I knew once he met president Obama he would feel the positive energy that radiates around Obama.

Bruce Courville
Bruce Courville

I believe he was thinking who he trying to impress himself surely not me

Sandra Bishop
Sandra Bishop

Trump won't back down. That is not in his DNA lol. Love it So glad my vote and prayers were answered. ..THANK YOU JESUS FOR DIVINE INTAVENTION.

Sherrie A Cirrito Reece
Sherrie A Cirrito Reece

The look on Trump's face is really? What have you done for the last 7 and a half yrs! How long i gotta listen to this clown? Lmbo smh...

Sherrie A Cirrito Reece
Sherrie A Cirrito Reece

How the hell is he updating or schooling President Trump? Trump doesn't want lessons on how to play golf, or be a spineless coward who hunkers down to foreign nation's and leader's, or how to skim money, pay for hostage's, & lie to the American People! and on and on and on...... We voted him in bc he's a do'er and he's just as tired as we are of all you corrupt government and Media!!! Smdh...