Obama to host Donald Trump at White House
After the shocking result of US presidential elections which crowned Republican Donald Trump, outgoing President Barack Obama will host the President-elect in the Oval Office on Thursday.
The meeting will arrange the 70-year-old Trump to get to know about the formalities months before his official oath-taking ceremony in January.
During the campaign time, both men had engaged in a war of words frequently.
Trump with a racial overtone used Obama’s African identity to question whether he was born in THE US. The Democratic President remarked many times that the Reality show star-turned-politician was “uniquely unqualified” to be president. But after the results have come out, there have been pacifying efforts to bring down the differences and end the year-long battle for the presidency.
Disappointed by the fact that she could not make it to the first female president of America, Democrat Hillary Clinton urged her supporters to give Trump a chance.
“We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead,” she said while addressing the public after her defeat.
Obama addressed his disheartened staff at White House Rose Garden. He upheld that America is a democracy but sometimes messy.
“We are Americans first. We’re patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country,” Obama said to the staff, many of them with misty eyes.
Respecting the people’s choice, many leaders have warned the president-elect to respect institutions and the rule of law in the country.
Obama remarked that his successor must respect the 240-year-old system of governance and its institutions.
“The country, needs a sense of unity, a sense of inclusion, a respect for our institutions, our way of life, rule of law, and a respect for each other,” Obama said.
Republican leadership, many who have distanced from Trump during the campaign, congratulated him for the victory.
House of Representatives leader Paul Ryan, who famously attacked the business magnet for his hate speech and misogyny, said the House is ready to work with him.
Ryan also urged to call for a “time of healing” the bitterly contested election must follow by a period “of redemption, not a time of recrimination.”