Obama meets President-elect Donald Trump at White House
US President Barack Obama is meeting the President-elect Donald Trump at White House for the first time after the hateful encounters during the election campaign.
Earlier, after the shocking victory of Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama had argued Americans to accept the result of the presidential election saying, “we are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country.”
Obama earlier said he called to congratulate Trump after news networks had formally announced Trump as the winner.
Marking a new beginning for America, Trump reportedly reached White House today morning and met the president at Oval office, media reports said.
Trump is also accompanied with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who will meet Vice President Joe Biden and the President-elect is expected to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after White House visit.
The White House earlier said Melania Trump will be visiting White House along with Trump and expected to meet separately with Michelle Obama
Meanwhile, protesters took to the streets on Wednesday in at least 10 US cities to march against Trump – and numerous college students and faculty leaders took to social media to announce support groups and even postponed exams.
Protests were underway in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Portland, Ore, St. Paul, Minn. and several other cities.
An estimated 2,000 protesters poured out on streets of downtown Seattle, expressing their frustration at the Trump victory over Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who won 228 electoral votes to Trump’s 279, USA Today reported.