Obama urges unity after Trump victory

Obama urges unity after Trump victoryPresident Obama promised on Wednesday to ensure a smooth handover of power to Donald Trump come January. “We are now all rooting for his success in uniting, and leading, this country,” Obama told a crowd of roughly 150 bleary-eyed aides in the Rose Garden of the White House, with Vice President Joe Biden standing next to him. Obama, who said he had spoken to the president-elect at around 3:30 a.m., said his administration would work hard to make Trump’s Jan. 20 assumption of his duties smooth — as hard as then President George W. Bush did when the former Illinois senator won his historic race in 2008.

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