Barack Obama urges ‘signals of unity’ from Donald Trump

He “absolutely” has issues about the president-elect, Mr Barack Obama said, during a White House conference.

But he called on his fellow Democrats to just accept the result and “recognise that that’s how democracy works”.

“I emphasized to him that, look, in an election like this that was so hotly contested so divided, gestures matter,” Speaking of his meeting last week at the White House with Mr Donald Trump, Mr Barack Obama said.

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It’s very important to do to send some signals of unity, and to reach out to minority groups or women or others that were involved regarding the tenor of the campaign, I did say to him, as I’ve said publicly, that because of the nature of the campaign and therefore the bitterness and ferocity of the campaigns.”

“We had a really cordial conversation. Do I even have concerns? absolutely,” #BarackObama said of their government office meeting.

The nation’s 1st black president was describing #DonaldTrump as “woefully unprepared for the job” it had been only a week ago.

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His successor had “expressed a good interest in maintaining our core strategic relationships” Mr Barack Obama said, during last Thursday’s White House meeting.

He said would convey “enormous continuity” to the globe, this included “strong and robust Nato” partnerships.

Mr Donald Trump on Monday spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin announced, and both agreed their countries’ relations were “extremely unsatisfactory”.

It would “Not be honest of me to comment on every appointment that the president-elect starts making” Mr Barack Obama told reporters.

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Mr Donald Trump’s appointment of Mr Bannon, editor of the rightist media outlet Breitbart News

Mr Barack Obama said, “It’s only been six days.” i believe it’ll be important for him to own the room, to staff up.

He added : “Campaigning is totally different from governing – i believe he recognises that. “There are bound things that play smart soundbites, however do not make for good policy.”

Mr Donald Trump has also named Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus as his chief of employees, a relatively uncontroversial pick.

Executive chairman of Breitbart news, although stepped aside for the election campaign

Conservative documentary film-maker who produced films Sarah Palin, celebrating Reagan and the party

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A graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard grad school, former United States Navy officer and investment banker at goldman Sachs

Seen as in conflict with the normal Republican establishment and has been called a racist and right-wing extremist by some members of his own party

Commissioned a party review once the 2012 presidential election defeat to Barack Obama aimed at increasing party appeal

A lawyer and former Wisconsin treasurer who worked his way up the Wisconsin Republican Party to become its chairman

Mr Donald Trump’s campaign advisor was elective as chairman of the Republican National Committee in 2011.

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