When two enemies meet and pretend everything is hunky-dory – that was the situation at the White House earlier today (Thursday) when President-elect Donald John Trump met the man he would be kicking out of the White House in two months – Barack Hussein Obama.
Trump won Tuesday’s US election, shocking almost an entire political class which expected a handy defeat of the bombastic businessman. Instead of Hillary Clinton, Obama now has to plan a transition with Trump – a man who for years maintained Obama was not a US citizen.
The pair met Thursday at the White House, the first meeting between the 44th and 45th Presidents of the country. Obama spoke to reporters afterwards detailing some of what they went through during the meeting.
“As I said last night, my No. 1 priority in the next two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our President-elect is successful,” Obama said, adding:
“If you succeed, the country succeeds,”
Trump, speaking, said it was a great honour to meet President Obama.
“Mr President, it was a great honor being with you and I look forward to being with you many, many more times,” Trump said.
Trump, the CNN reports, told reporters as he walked out that the President was a ‘very good man’.