President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, who have often argued bitterly against each others’ suitability to serve as the nation’s commander in chief met face-to-face for the first time at the White House Thursday in a 90-minute transition meeting followed by a cordial joint press appearance. President Barack Obama and some White House aides are publicly wearing a calm face but in response to Donald Trump’s presidential election win contrasts with how they really feel, according to a new report. Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere writes that workers in the West Wing are having a hard time coming to grips with Trump’s improbable triumph Tuesday night.
Obama addressed the nation from the Rose Garden Wednesday, hours after the presidential race was officially announced in Trump’s favor. Obama called for unity, saying everyone simply wants what’s best for the country regardless of which party they represent. Obama pledged to make the transition from his administration to Trump’s smooth, and even invited Trump to the White House for a Thursday meeting.
Despite the positive talk, White House staffers at the speech were seen crying as they mourned Hillary Clinton’s loss. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, admitted “the American people have rendered their judgment.” Other Democrats are worried that many of what Obama accomplished during his eight-year presidency, from transgender issues to his executive actions on illegal immigration, could be erased when Trump takes office. House Speaker Mitch McConnell said Wednesday repealing Obamacare, which was signed into law in 2010, will be high on the agenda. Today Paul Ryan met with President Elect Trump and said “The President Elect and I are ready to work on behalf of the American people securing what they sent him here to do he is a man of action”
Remeber when President Obama said “If the congress will not work with me I have a pen and a phone”? Today the White House is in full panic mode considering what this means for Obama’s legacy. If President Obama had simply built consensus in Washington and passes laws legally and not done everything by Executive Order; he would not have to be concerned with his illegal Executive orders simply being overturned; resulting in a loss legacy. Our representative government just does not work that way. Well, onward and forward President Trump will make it all better.