Today was the first meeting between president-elect Trump and President Obama.
Trump spoke publicly for the first time Thursday afternoon as president-elect since his victory speech, following a morning meeting with his former arch-rival, President Barack Obama.
Trump said, “This was a meeting that was going to last for maybe 10 or 15 minutes, and we were just gonna get to know each other. We had never met each other.”
But the meeting lasted for about 90 minutes. “And it could have, as far as I’m concerned, it could have gone on for a lot longer,” he added. “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. He’s explained some of the difficulties, some of the high-flying assets and some of the really great things that have been achieved.”
Obama offered his own kind words, calling the meeting “excellent” and telling Trump, “We now are going to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed, then the country succeeds.”
However, Obama refused to do a photo op with Trump, which has many people speculating, and conservatives up in arms. And you can’t really blame Obama, since Trump has promised to reverse many of Obama’s policies within Trump’s first 100 days as president. (That is still so hard to write, President Trump.)