Trump meets with Obama at White House

At time of this writing, it has gathered more than 63,000 signatures. Demonstrators from New England to the heartland and the West Coast vented against the election victor on Wednesday, chanting "Not my president", burning a papier-mache Trump head, beating a Trump pinata and carrying signs that said "Impeach Trump".

Trump's meeting with Obama spanned 90 minutes, longer than originally scheduled. Demonstrators from New England to the heartland and the West Coast vented against the election victor on Wednesday, chanting "Not my president", burning a papier-mache Trump head, beating a Trump pinata and carrying signs that said "Impeach Trump".

"It is no secret that the President-elect and I have some pretty significant differences", Obama said in remarks from the White House on Wednesday. "He's explained some of the difficulties, some of the high-flying assets and some of the really great things that have been achieved". The Obama administration also plans two "interagency exercises" for Trump's team aimed at handling and responding "to major domestic incidents".

"President Clinton phoned President-elect Trump this afternoon", Clinton's aide said adding, "During the brief call, President Clinton congratulated Trump and wished him well". I want to emphasize to you, Mr. President-elect, that we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed, then the country succeeds.

Melania, who arrived at the White House on Thursday with her husband in a black coat and black Christian Louboutin pumps, seemed a little more relaxed as she wore a sleeveless black dress for her tea with the first lady.

The tone and grace of the meeting was stunning considering the contentious campaign and the history between these two.

It's unclear whether Trump will embrace numerous traditions of the presidency.

One such critic in November 2012 was Donald Trump, who tweeted: "The electoral college is a disaster for democracy". This is the time to use this built in safety mechanism to pull the switch and prevent a very risky man from holding the office of President of the United States. Still.' That got big laughs.

Why did the polls miss Trump's white support?

Long before Trump announced his candidacy, 2016 shaped up as a "change election".

A businessman and former reality TV star, he is a true political outsider in a way that marks a sharp break from past presidents. In 2008, President George Bush and his wife, Laura, and the Obamas posed in front of the White House in their first joint visit. The president, of course, was born in Hawaii. "The campaigns don't stop because the pollsters do their final poll".

Trump used the issue to stir up a base of antipathy toward this president. Unlike most wealthy countries, the United States doesn't automatically register voters (as Germany and Sweden do), and it doesn't seek them out aggressively to push them to register (as the UK does). But they liked that Trump spoke to them when they felt ignored - by the professional class, the Washington establishment and the media elites - and was willing to annoy and disrupt them all. However, most of the outstanding votes appear to be in Democratic-leaning states, making it very likely she will become the second Democratic candidate for president this century to win the popular vote but lose the presidency. This was enough to flip Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over to his camp and against expectations.

US President-elect Donald Trump began putting together his administration with a series of meetings in Washington DCon Thursday, starting with one with President Barack Obama at the White House, which is a tradition symbolising smooth transfer of power.

Every president in recent memory has traveled with a pool of journalists when they leave the White House grounds.

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