The day has come for President-Elect, Donald Trump to meet with President Obama, face-to-face at the White House! This marks their first meeting EVER, and the start of the ‘peaceful’ transition Obama spoke about in his Nov. 9 speech. See the first photos from their meeting!
We are all witnesses to a historic moment as President Barack Obama, 55, and President-Elect Donald Trump, 70, finally met face-to-face for the “peaceful transition” of power at the White House, Nov. 10. As many are still in shock over Nov. 8’s election results, the businessman-turned-politician and our President have set aside their differences to unite our nation.
Just in: President-elect Donald Trump and President Obama speak after meeting in the Oval Office. pic.twitter.com/ETnxCqbupT
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) November 10, 2016
The two were seated inside the Oval Office conversing together about what President Obama said was “foreign and domestic policy.” He also said they had an “excellent” discussion. Donald and the President were sitting up with their hands together, media surrounded by flashing cameras. Obama also said his wife, Michelle, 52, had time to meet and greet Melania Trump, 46.
President Barrack Obama w President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, meeting each other in person for the very first time. pic.twitter.com/otRHzvRWaY
— Stephen Crowley (@Stcrow) November 10, 2016
Donald said the meeting lasted about “an hour and a half,” and it apparently went so well that it could have gone longer. The two appeared to be very respectful of one another, and the conversation seemed very positive and cordial. President Obama maintained his previous promise, that his “number one priority” still remains to “facilitate a peaceful transition.”
This highly anticipated meeting comes right after Donald vowed to “bind the wounds of division” within our nation, and “come together,” in his first speech since being elected our 45th President. Not long after, President Obama made his speech on the election results, Nov. 9. Although he supported Hillary Clinton, 69, throughout her campaign, President Obama put aside his feelings to send a positive message to our nation, as well as Donald. “Because we are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country,” he said about Donald in his post-election speech, “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.”
In his speech, the President also brought up he and President Bush’s transition eight years ago. He mentioned how the two had “some pretty significant differences.” However, Bush’s team welcomed him with open arms, and he vowed to do the same with Donald. And, he kept his promise. President Obama appeared very respectful and gracious as Donald approached his future home, the White House.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the first photo of President Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump together? Tell us below!