Trump transition begins

nc_trump161110_1500x845Washington, D.C.(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”.

On Capitol Hill, Trump talked quick legislative action with top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, who had shunned the Trump campaign.

The president-elect says he wants to repeal and change Obamacare, re-negotiate trade deals, reform taxes, and build a wall on the Mexican border.

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