Obama: Meeting With Trump Was 'Excellent'

President-elect calls president a 'very good man'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 10, 2016 12:12 PM CST

(Newser) – President-elect Trump got a first-hand look at his future home Thursday during a visit to the White House, where he met with President Obama. Both had good things to say afterward in the presence of reporters. "Excellent conversation," said Obama. "We now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed the country succeeds." Trump called the meeting a "great honor" and noted that the scheduled 15-minute talk lasted 90 minutes, reports USA Today. "As far as I was concerned, it could have gone on longer." He also called Obama a "very good man" several times, notes CNN. The president-elect was due to meet with House Speak Paul Ryan later in the day. (On Wednesday, Obama promised to make the transition as smooth as possible.)

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