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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, speaks as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump listens during a news conference in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Obama on Thursday met face-to-face with Trump, who spent years questioning the eligibility of the first black U.S. president and now will succeed him. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, speaks as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump listens during a news conference in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Obama on Thursday met face-to-face with Trump, who spent years questioning the eligibility of the first black U.S. president and now will succeed him.

U.S. president-elect, Donald Trump has said he “very much looks forward” to seeking counsel from President Barack Obama as he prepares to enter the White House.

He made this known when he met with Obama on Thursday in the Oval Office, calling the meeting a “great honor”.

Trump, noting he had never met Obama, calls him a good man and said that they had discussed both “wonderful” things and the “difficult” challenges the country faces.

After a nearly 90 minute meeting in the Oval Office, Obama said they discussed organisational issues related to the presidential transition as well as foreign and domestic policy.

“My number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful,’’ he said.

According to Obama, he feels “encouraged” by his White House conversation with president-elect Donald Trump.

“I have been very encouraged by the interest in president-elect Trump in wanting to work with my team around many of the issues that this great country faces. I believe that it is important for all of us regardless of party and regardless of political preference to now come together to deal with the many challenges we face,’’ Obama said.


Photo Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg/Getty Images


  1. Austin

    November 10, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Trump for life

    • Temi

      November 11, 2016 at 2:16 am

      Trump don enter one chance with this one. Emi e ma fe bo. Oya, let’s watch you make America great again. Na beans? Dude is probably thinking “oh shit”

  2. Cece

    November 10, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Obama looks distressed.

    • californiabawlar

      November 10, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      No, Trump looks overwhelmed! He don buy market.

      Interesting to see him refer to Obama as president. This man has sold Saturday to the conservatives and replaced it with Sunday.

    • May

      November 10, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      Lolololol! Like play like play…..

    • ATL's finest

      November 11, 2016 at 4:15 am

      ??????lmao.. S** just got real. I’m glad the Obama’s will ve some rest now. This meeting isn’t Legit & all na for TV. Hmmm my question is what exactly those Mrs. Trump know about this Country let alone white house or handling the world?? Hmm this isn’t JOKE. This what I call Ik & Tina Oopsi. Even Trump himself that wan to be POTUS by force, congrats to him & he’s 70 now ok, let’s just see what he will look like in the next two years ( more like 100) ask President Obama ?.

    • pita

      November 11, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      d nickle has finally dropped…..Trump still wondering!!

    • FasholasLover

      November 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      @Cece, l agree with you. He sure does. The dream of any out going executive is to hand over to someone that will continue his legacy. Plus the Dems got white-lashed. He must be distressed. Even this interview is not the real G at his best.

    • FasholasLover

      November 10, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      This Trump na gbese. Look at the 1:20 mark, the way he pursed his lips and looked away as in – this talk too long l beg, finish kwik let me and my peeps go grab some P**** & grope all ‘gropables’. America collect change like Nigeria.

    • Temi

      November 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Cece you are very smart and observant! I have the same thought.. Indeed he looks scared distressed… Maybe due to the pressure.. and the hatred TRUMP had on him from day one

  3. Bide

    November 10, 2016 at 8:42 pm


  4. MaitamachicinLA

    November 10, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    lol @ Californiabawlar. He don really buy market. In the face of reality, it is slowly dawning on Trump that wait oh, iz like this is not a joking sturvs

    • Ms jazz

      November 11, 2016 at 12:01 am


  5. Marlvina

    November 10, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    This is the best I’ve seen Trump!

  6. Temi

    November 10, 2016 at 10:31 pm


  7. bruno

    November 10, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    donald trump looks very presidential. I’m surprised obama kept it classy cause I know obama is the king of pettiness. I have to commend obama. he is keeping it professional. the meeting lasted for more than 1 hour which is good

    the stock market opened and it is at an all time high. they are calling it the “trump bump”

    didn’t everybody say the market will crash because of donald trumps wins? as usual he has come out on top. u can’t knock this man down

    give this man a chance oginidi. donald trump will surprise all of us .cnn if u like continue promoting fear with ur useless station.

  8. Livy

    November 11, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Unbelievable, Obama stuttering and having distorted speech…. Dude never saw this coming. Handing over to same guy u said can never be President… this life get as e be o

    • Mimi

      November 11, 2016 at 1:42 am

      Livy please shut TF up.
      Look at idiots like you who can’t even get visa to travel yet have an opinion on American politics. You have the nerve to Critique Obama. Wtf do you know. Do u live here? Obama had more poise than that racist bigot so I don’t know what the hell u saying.

      Deal with the shitty mess in Naija before you talk about President Obama

    • Ej

      November 11, 2016 at 8:24 am

      Mimi darling calm down everything is going to be alright,

    • Livy

      November 11, 2016 at 9:09 am

      You really sound like the mess in Naija…. I am not in Nigeria. I am legally living in a country far better than US. Living my dream here. You have no idea of who I am so why conclude. Btw your parents did a terrible job raising you. U have no manners

    • Lala

      November 11, 2016 at 9:10 am

      See this one?
      Keep defending Trump, all black people don buy geese for America. Turn on your TV and see red necks and KKK racists have come out against people of colour. ‘Make America white again’ was spray painted on walls. White students in university of Michigan shouting, build that wall, etc. He hasn’t even been sworn in, did you see his tweet yesterday to protesters?

      You came to America only after African Americans paved the way for black people haven tolerated racist tolerance and now you think Trump s a good thing? Don’t worry, you’re next in line for , ‘Nigga go home’.

    • Marian

      November 11, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Wow!!! I sha don’t understand how people can come online and insult people. Una get beef befofe? Please, let’s treat others with respect.

  9. nnenne

    November 11, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Love of country over self interest
    Well done my able presidents The country is bigger than each of us

  10. EbonyFre

    November 11, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Only words I have ‘Nkan be’

  11. Grace

    November 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Wow. Are those sounds of typewriters or cameras. My goodness. Soooo distracting. I’m amazed they could talk through all that noise

  12. memyselfandi

    November 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Did y’all read Angela Merkel’s congratulatory message? The woman got no chills but I am glad she said it like most people are thinking but too politically correct to say it and lol this coming from the Vice Chancellor of Trump’s or should i call him Drumpf’s ancestral country hehehe. This son of immigrants who has an immigrant ex wife and is currently married to an immigrant will have a bumpy ride for the next four years

  13. molarah

    November 11, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    This life sha.

    Someone should take their picture – yes, the both of them! – and put it next to every phrase dictionary or definition search for the phrase “eating humble pie”. Hope they work together, for the good of America.

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