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  Public Affairs Events  CSPAN  November 11, 2016 6:43am-6:46am EST

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trumpsident-elect donald visited washington, d.c. anderday at the white house on capitol hill. after their meeting in the oval office, president obama and president-elect trump talked to reporters. pres. obama: i just had the opportunity to have an excellent conversation with president-elect trump. it was wide ranging. we talked about some of the organizational issues in setting up the white house. we talked about foreign policy and domestic policy. as i said last night, my number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful. encouragedbeen very
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by the, i think, interest in president-elect trump's wanting to work with my team around many of the issues that this great country faces. and i believe that it is important for all of us am a regardless of party and regardless of political preferences to now come together, work together to deal with the many challenges that we face. in the meantime, a shell will get a chance to greet the incoming first lady -- michelle will get a chance to greet the incoming first lady. we had an excellent conversation with her as well. we want to make sure they feel welcomed as they prepare to make this transition. most of all, i want to emphasize president-elect,
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that we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed. because if you succeed, then the country succeeds. much,ump: thank you very president obama. this was a meeting that was going to last for 10 or 15 minutes and we were just going to get to know each other. we had never met each other. i have great respect. the meeting lasted for almost an hour and a half, and as far as i'm concerned, it could have gone on for a lot longer. of differenta lot situations. some wonderful and some difficulties. i very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel. he explained some of the difficulties, some of the highflying assets, and some of
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the really great things that have been achieved. mr. president, it was a great honor being with you and i look forward to being with you many, many more times. thank you. pres. obama: thank you, everybody. taking any be questions. thank you, guys. thank you. come on, guys. come on, guys, let's go. mr. trump: very good man. pres. obama: thank you. i appreciate you. after the president and president-elect met, press secretary josh earnest a