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Obama says Trump meeting was 'excellent'

Trump says he looks forward to dealing with Obama in future

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has met with President-elect Donald Trump at the White House. Obama said that they had an "excellent" and "wide-ranging" conversation.

Obama met with Trump in the Oval Office for more than an hour Thursday morning to discuss the transition of power.

Obama said he was encouraged by Trump's wanting to work with his team on issues facing the country. He said it's important for all "to now come together."

Trump is also set to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell while in town. He is traveling with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who will meet Vice President Joe Biden.

The Trump-Obama meeting was unexpected just days ago. The core of Trump's campaign was his claim that Obama is incompetent. Obama, meanwhile, had mocked Trump on the campaign trail.

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