President Obama meets with Trump in the Oval Office
WASHINGTON D.C. (KUSI) — President-elect Donald Trump went to the White House Thursday for a meeting in the Oval Office with President Obama.
It was the first meeting of this transition to a Trump Presidency and the tone was sending a strong message.
It was not the first time Trump had been to the White House, but it was the first time he met President Obama face to face, the man he criticized so often on the campaign trail.
Of course, President Obama wasn’t kind to Trump either during the battle for the White House.
Nevertheless, that was all behind them.
The historic meeting was only supposed to last about 15 minutes, but they ended up talking for nearly 90 minutes.
And then afterward, they said what the world wanted to hear: The main focus will be a smooth transition.
"Well, 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. We talked about domestic policy," President Obama said. "And as I said last night, my number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensured our President-elect is successful. 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 explained some of the difficulties, some of the high-flying assets and some of the really great things that have been achieved. Mr. President, it was a great honor being with you it I honor being with you. I, and I look forward to being with you many more times in the future."
After Trump’s visit, he headed up to Capitol Hill for meetings with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConell.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence also met with Vice President Joe Biden Thursday.
Trump’s team is now reviewing thousands of resumes, attempting to put together the next administration.