President Obama and president-elect Donald Trump met today at the White House and what an awkward scene it was. They spent 90 minutes together, a meeting Donald Trump said he thought would last 10-15 minutes.
It was the very first time both men will meet each other, as Obama showed Trump, his wife Melania, Vice president elect Mike Pence, Mrs Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan round the White House.
Both of them said good things about each other during the meeting with Obama saying he was “encouraged” by Mr Trump’s willingness to work with his team, telling him:
“We want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed the country succeeds” while Trump called Obama a ‘good man’
The more cordial and friendly tone adopted by the two men towards each other was in sharp contrast to the bitter spats that characterized the election campaign.