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Obama hails ‘excellent conversation’ with Trump at White House

Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump held a 90-minute transition meeting in the Oval Office Thursday, with the outgoing president vowing his support after an “excellent conversation.”

Obama pledged his administration would “do everything we can to help you succeed, because if you succeed, then the country succeeds.”

US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands during a transition planning meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC.
US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands during a transition planning meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC.

Trump said the pair “discussed a lot of different situations — some wonderful and some difficulties,” and said he looked forward to receiving Obama’s counsel.

The two men ended the historic White House encounter with a handshake and refused to take questions


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