Obama, Trump hold 'excellent' White House talks

US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington, DCBarack Obama and Donald Trump put past animosity aside during a 90-minute White House meeting designed to quell fears about the health of the world’s pre-eminent democracy. As protests against the Republican property mogul’s shock election rumbled across US cities and world capitals contended with a suddenly uncertain world order, Obama and Trump vowed to carry out a smooth transfer of power. The outgoing Democratic president and his successor huddled one-on-one in the Oval Office, for what Obama characterized as an “excellent conversation” and then put on a remarkably civil joint public appearance.

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