WASHINGTON: 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.”
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. afp