(NBC News) President Barack Obama welcomed President-elect Donald Trump to the White House Thursday for a private meeting in the Oval Office.
After spending roughly 90 minutes together the pair made a brief statement to reporters.
President Obama said he was “encouraged” by the wide-ranging conversation the pair had, adding that it’s important “we call come together” to face the challenges America faces.
President-elect Trump added that he “very much looks forward” to dealing with President Obama in the future and will rely on his “counsel”.
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