Trump in Washington, meets Obama

Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) A day after his shock victory in the US presidential elections, Donald Trump reached the White House on Thursday to meet President Barack Obama.

Trump’s first visit to Washington as the President-elect began around 10.30 a.m. when the plane emblazoned with his last name landed at Reagan National Airport, reported CNN.

During his visit, Trump is also scheduled to meet with senior Republican leaders including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who is accompanying him, will meet Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump and Obama had frequently attacked each other for years, but in the aftermath of the election results where Trump beat Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton convincingly, Obama acknowledged Trump’s victory, and stressed ensuring a peaceful transition of power.

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