After receiving an invitation to the White House by President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump has arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the first official meeting between the current and future Commanders in Chief.
The meeting comes just two days after the national elections that saw the country stunningly choose the Republican nominee for President over his Democratic party rival Hillary Clinton. While the Obama administration saw a Clinton election as the necessary key to continuing the legacy of the 44th President, the will of the people (or, at least, the Electoral College) saw things differently.
President-elect Trump received an honorary water salute at Laguardia Airport this morning in New York City by the Port Authority Police Department before taking off for Reagan National Airport in DC.
BREAKING: First look at Pres-elect Trump & Pres Obama meeting in Oval Office. pic.twitter.com/LVvGe2grOi
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President Obama was joined by Vice President Biden yesterday, and spoke to gathered members of the press about the peaceful transition of power between the two administrations. “I had a chance to talk to President-elect Trump last night about 3:30 in the morning, I think it was, to congratulate him on winning the election and I had a chance to invite him to come to the White House tomorrow to talk about making sure that there is a successful transition between our presidencies,” he said.
He continued by highlighting the fact that although he and President-elect Trump may have some “significant difference,” President George W. Bush also had areas of disagreement eight years ago. But, as President Obama pointed out, 43’s team, “…could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running.”
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