In light of the deep rift among the USA society that became evident during the election, Obama said "it is important for all of us, regardless of party, regardless of political preferences, to now come together to deal with numerous challenges we face".
In a sign of how tensions between the two politicians have not disappeared in the immediate aftermath of the election, the White House did not arrange for the traditional photo op between the current First Couple and the incoming one, a custom that George W. Bush and his wife Laura observed when the Obamas visited the White House in 2008. The sun is up.
The spokesman said: "President-elect Trump strongly agreed and added that the United Kingdom is a "very, very special place for me and for our country".
Obama met with Trump in the Oval Office for more than an hour to discuss the transition of power.
He added: "It's no secret that the President elect and I have some pretty significant differences". "So I have instructed my team to follow the example that President Bush's team set". "We want to make sure they feel welcome as they prepare to make this transition".
"The presidency and vice presidency is bigger than any of us". "We will move very strongly on health care".
Trump also revealed he had been telephoned by Clinton to congratulate him on his victory, and praised her for her campaign. He urged his staff and supporters to keep their heads up. I am proud of her. Her candidacy and nomination was historic.
"The FBI investigation later concluded this was not true, accusing Clinton and her aides of being "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information".
He joked about a video he had released: "I said regardless of which side you are on in the election, regardless of which candidate won or lost, the sun will come up in the morning". Those are noble goals, ones we share. This is an intramural scrimmage.
The Republican president-elect has questioned Obama's U.S. citizenship and vowed to dismantle his legacy.
"We are eager to work hand in hand with the new administration to advance an agenda to improve the lives of the American people", Ryan said.
"He actually called last night", Trump said. I was heartened by that. He also met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and took calls from supporters, family and friends, according to spokeswoman Hope Hicks.
"That was always our mission from day one". But at the end of the day, he reminded Americans that they're "all on one team".
So this was a long and hard-fought campaign. A lot of Americans are less so.
Although the campaign is over, Trump said, "our work on this movement is now really just beginning".
Sometimes you lose an argument. This election gives you the opportunity to prove yourself a statesman.
In other parts of the country, spirited demonstrations on college campuses and peaceful marches along downtown streets have taken place since Wednesday. And that's okay. I've lost elections before.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Remember, you beat me badly.
However, shunning the news media as president carries substantial risks, said Michael Corgan, a political science professor at Boston University's Pardee School. "Those people are going to fill the vacuum and then he's going to have problems getting anything through", said the professor.
We are going to be hopeful. We try even harder the next time. We'd like nothing better than to be proved wrong.
Conway, his final campaign manager, touted the team's accomplishments as the final results rolled in, writing on Twitter that "rally crowds matter" and "we expanded the map". "Thank you", the president told reporters as they were ushered out of the room as they began shouting out questions.