President Barack Obama met with his Republican successor Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Trump called the commander-in-chief a “very good man.”
During their meeting, Obama was to update the president-elect about the transition planning that his administration “has been working on for nearly a year.”
“I have instructed my team to follow the example that President [George W.] Bush’s team set eight years ago and work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a successful transition for the president-elect,” Obama told reporters in the Rose Garden on Wednesday.
“We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy. And over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world.”
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