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Obama's Statements After Meeting Trump Set An Example For The Country Moving Forward

Written by Beatriz Sanchez
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Last week, President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House for a customary discussion following the election. After the meeting, when talking to the media, Obama described his conversation with Trump as ‘excellent’ and said he was ‘encouraged by the interest in president-elect Trump’s wanting to work with my team around many of the issues that this great country faces.’

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Obama also had some words for the American people on moving forward during this time of anxiety. ‘I believe that it is important for all of us, regardless of party and regardless of political preferences, to now come together, work together to deal with the many challenges that we face,’ he said.

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Truth is, it’s hard to remember another meeting between a president and his successor that was so ripe with potential for bad blood. It’s no secret that Trump has directed a number of insults towards the president, both before and during his campaign.

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The president-elect was also the chief perpetrator of the birtherism conspiracy that attempted to delegitimize the first African American president. And Obama, too, has issued strongly-worded criticism for Trump.

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Truth is, it’s hard to remember another meeting between a president and his successor that was so ripe with potential for bad blood. It’s no secret that Trump has directed a number of insults towards the president, both before and during his campaign.

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The president-elect was also the chief perpetrator of the birtherism conspiracy that attempted to delegitimize the first African American president. And Obama, too, has issued strongly-worded criticism for Trump.

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